The UA's Institute on Place and Wellbeing's research and exhibit, "Rooms for Wellbeing" won Best in Show, Small Booth Category, at the AIA Convention in May. The exhibit worked to show attendees the future of healthy buildings.
 
From their website, "Rooms for Wellbeing is an interactive, immersive exhibit in which visitors experience simulations of state-of-the-art methods and wearable technologies used by the Wellbuilt for Wellbeing Team to measure the impact of the built environment on human health and wellbeing.
 
Attendees will be guided through a series of short, data-driven narratives depicting key findings from ongoing research studies in federal buildings, led by the University of Arizona's Institute on Place and Wellbeing in partnership with the US General Services Administration and Aclima, Inc.
 
This research combines real-time measures of environmental attributes including temperature, light, sound, and indoor air quality, linked with real-time behavioral, psychological, and physiological responses. This research will inform building standards for design and operation of optimally healthy environments."
 
The Institute on Place and Wellbeing is a multidisciplinary effort between the colleges of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, Medicine - Tucson, and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:15pm