AEC firms practice what they preach

February 11, 2019

AEC firms that have been pushing wellness for years say they finally have a receptive ear with developers and owners. “Developers sell this; they see it as an exciting new trend,” says Colin Rohlfing, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and Director of Sustainability with HDR.

The advice about wellness these firms dispense to clients in many cases has already been road tested to make their own workplaces healthier.

New Orleans-based Eskew+Dumez+Ripple positions wellness to clients as “asset opportunities,” such as yoga rooms and classes, with the goal of keeping employees active, says Ian O’Cain, AIA, Associate and Project Architect.

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