Healthy By Design

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, designed by Stantec Architecture, will use large atriums to physically and visually connect clinical and research areas.

The design of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health was inspired by the idea of a brain synapse.

At the Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, the connective spaces and atriums also play a large role in the building's energy-saving strategies.

The buildings at NewBridge on the Charles, a senior community in Dedham, Mass., designed by Perkins Eastman,were positioned to feature mature trees and connect building interiors to the outdoors.

The buildings at NewBridge on the Charles, a senior community in Dedham, Mass., designed by Perkins Eastman,were positioned to feature mature trees and connect building interiors to the outdoors.

Homes in the Sweetwater Spectrum community for adults with autism, designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, will have solar-thermal systems, and are designed to accomodate PV arrays to make them net-zero-energy capable.

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