The Columbia University Office of Work/Life engaged with Steelcase, Columbia’s preferred furniture vendor, and their Applied Research + Consulting team to explore how the workplace built environment can enhance faculty and staff well-being. As space shapes behavior and behavior over time becomes culture, space designed for well-being has the potential to foster a culture of well-being, though there are limited examples to date of the practical progression of that process. This session will explore the development of design principles that support the health and well-being of Columbia University’s faculty and staff and advance a larger University-wide well-being strategy.
1. Enhance understanding of how space can inform a culture of health and well-being.
2. Explore the process of advancing faculty and staff well-being strategy through the built environment.
Kate Workman, MS, CEAS, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador,1 Lauren Bachynski, MID,2 Leslie Farrell, MA,2 Deborah Hughes Ndao, MPH1
1Office of Work/Life, Columbia University, New York, New York
2Steelcase, New York, New York