4240's Marc Snyder and Michele Decker teamed up with Mari Strombom of Colorado State University to study the impact of the built environment on the well-being of today's students. They presented A Dose of Dopamine: Student Wellness Through the Built Environment at the annual ACUHO-i Conference in June.
As living beings, we are our environment and in residential living, that environment is ever changing. However, certain environmental factors are consistent and have universal effects, such as our biological need for daylight. Salutogenic design (designing for wellness) plays a significant role in human health and subsequently student success. This presentation will explore the latest in brain science, how the built environment is responding and how we can plan for a vibrant future for students
You can learn more about the Pavilion here, and 4240's higher education projects here. You can learn more about the Association of College and University Housing Officers - international (ACUHO-i) here.