Health in the Built Environment: Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

  • 01 Jul 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • DPR Construction, 5010 Shoreham Place San Diego, California 92122


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Join us as we welcome, Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP of the International WELL Building Institute for a presentation on the WELL Building Standard® and the importance of transforming indoor environments by placing health and wellness at the center of design and construction decisions.

This presentation will provide an overview of the WELL Building Standard® and how to integrate wellness into the workplace. It will also include resources for starting the wellness conversation in your own company or next project.

Please arrive by 12:45 PM.
Presentation scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM.

About the WELL Building Standard

The WELL Building Standard® is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing.

Our Presenter

Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP
Executive Director of Research and Innovation, Delos

 At Delos, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design.

Prior to joining Delos, Dr. Gray served as the Health Research and Innovation Director for Cannon Design, a global healthcare design firm, where she oversaw the company’s primary and secondary research, prototyping and innovation platforms. During her tenure with Cannon Design, she delivered transformative projects to clients and worked to develop and promote new ideas that increased the impact of health research and innovation on the design industry. She holds dual appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies, with research interests that include the development of innovative and sustainable design strategies, processes, and products that provide a safe and healing environment for patients and staff.

Dr. Gray’s efforts have been widely published, and she is an invited presenter at national and international conferences—often speaking on topics related to health centered design in healthcare environments. Dr. Gray co-founded the NIH Health in Buildings Roundtable, and supports health and design research through the AIA, ULI, and EDRA. She received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BA in Public Health Studies from The Johns Hopkins University, and was the first public health professional to become LEED AP.

Learn more about the WELL Building Standard at


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