Simon, Coan to Speak on WELL Lab at Yale

April 29th, 2017

Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ Mark Simon and Jim Coan will return to familiar and apropos territory when they present during the inaugural Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment (NESSBE) at Yale University’s Kroon Hall on April 29.

Centerbrook was the executive architect of Kroon Hall, Yale’s LEED Platinum flagship for sustainability. Simon was the partner in charge, and Coan the project manager. The pair subsequently teamed to design the WELL Living Lab, which will be the subject of the upcoming NESSBE presentation.

A collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic adjacent to the world-renowned clinic’s main campus in Rochester, Minnesota, the WELL Living Lab is a groundbreaking research facility that studies the impact of indoor environments on human health and well-being. The Delos/Mayo researchers conduct research-grade, human-subject studies in the sensor-rich reconfigurable space.

The presentation, entitled “Real Data for Wellness: The WELL Living Lab,” will explain how evidence based design, operations and policy solutions can be approached comprehensively. Results from the first series of studies will also be presented.

Simon and Coan will present alongside Phil Williams, president of business development for Delos.

The Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment (NESSBE) was organized by the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) and Living Building Challenge: Connecticut Collaborative (LBC CT). Yale’s School of Forestry and Office of Sustainability are the event hosts.

The Centerbrook-Delos presentation will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. For event details and registration, please click HERE.