Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture presents a new approach to architectural programming that includes sustainability, neuroscience and human factors. This volume of contributions from noted architects and academics makes the case for rethinking the practices of programming and planning to incorporate evidence-based design, systems thinking and a deeper understanding of our evolutionary nature.

These 18 original essays highlight how human and environmental health are closely related and should be incorporated as mutually reinforcing goals in every design project. Together, these chapters describe the framework for a new paradigm of building performance and design of the human experience.

Programming—the stage at which research is conducted and goals established—provides an opportunity to examine potential impacts and to craft strategies for wellbeing in new buildings and renovations using the latest scientific methods. This book expands the scope of the programming process and provides essential guidance for sustainable practice and the advancement of wellbeing in the built environment for architecture and interiors students, practitioners, instructors and academics.

chapter |6 pages


part 1|45 pages

Human Factors

chapter 1|16 pages

Programming Interior Environments

Human Experience, Health and Wellbeing

chapter 2|6 pages

Biophilia and Human Health

chapter 3|8 pages

Beauty Is…

chapter 4|13 pages


part 3|49 pages


chapter 9|27 pages


Programming Urbanism for Human Engagement

chapter 10|14 pages

Programming for the Subliminal Brain

Biometric Tools Reveal Architecture's Biological Impact

part 4|56 pages


part 5|35 pages


chapter 16|7 pages

Programming and Commissioning

A Bookend Approach to Evidence-Based Design

chapter 17|12 pages

Life-Enhancing Habitats

Biophilia, Patterns and Wholeness

chapter |6 pages