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World Architecture Day – Improving Worlds

October 5, 2021

World Architecture Day was established in 1985, honoring those who design and create the built world that we live in. This year, World Architecture Day specifically focuses on healthy living, with the theme of a “clean environment for a healthy world.”

Andrews University Andreasen Center for Wellness

This past year especially, we have explored many new ways to design healthier spaces, with clean air options, safe collaboration areas with distancing as a possibility, and non-touch surfaces.

Beyond that, we have also dived into the world of overall wellness, taking a look at not only physical health, but a person’s overall well-being when it comes to a space.

Andrews University Andreasen Center for Wellness

An example of one of these spaces that we designed is Andrews University’s Andreasen Center for Wellness.

This facility is for students, faculty, and staff from Andrews University, as well as the surrounding community. It is designed for the exploration of mind, body and spirit instead of just simply physical fitness.

Andrews University - Andreasen Center for Wellness Andreasen CW Andrews U 2020 11 Courtyard_1
Andrews University - Andreasen Center for Wellness Andreasen CW Andrews U 2020 11 Courtyard_1

DC has also had the opportunity to design green roofs, which play a part in creating a “clean environment for a healthy world.”

The University of Notre Dame’s Joyce Center green roof is one of those projects, along with the Skyline Tower in Fort Wayne’s green roof. These are the largest green roofs in the state of Indiana.

University of Notre Dame - Joyce Center Green Roof Skyline Tower Drone Footage2
University of Notre Dame - Joyce Center Green Roof Skyline Tower Drone Footage2

Our mission at Design Collaborative is to Improve People’s Worlds, and what better way to do that than to design healthy, safe spaces? Celebrating World Architecture Day this year, we want to say thank you to all of our architects who are working to make the world a better place, one design at a time.

NEIRP dining space
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