Special Presentation - Our Third Skin & The New WELL Building Standard

Shannon Hall Speaks About Designing the Built Environment So Humans Can Thrive

Invitation To Architects | Engineers | Developers | Academia

Building industry professionals have a wonderful opportunity to learn about the latest efforts to focus on a more human-centered design and construction protocol.

This presentation will provide details on the new WELL Building Standard, which is a rating system introduced by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI), Delos Living, and supported by organizations such as The Cleveland Clinic, The Mayo Clinic, and the United States Green Building Council.

Design Systems For Life is proud to be among the first firms in the country to support the WELL Building Standard, a new protocol for design and construction that codifies best practices and presents a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being. It provides resources for designing and building towards healthy environments and a framework to measure and evaluate the human and financial impact.

The presentation will be given by Shannon Hall, provisional WELL AP, Assoc. AIA, Allied ASID, and founder of Design Systems For Life. Ms. Hall  has over 25 years of professional experience in architecture and design, and is dedicated to the movement for sustainable, healthy buildings. Before starting her own firm, she was employed as an intern architect with such firms as Robert AM Stern, Kohn Pederson Fox, and Gensler Architects. In addition to her own design practice, she is currently a guest lecturer and critic at College of Charleston and past Vice President of the Institute for Classical Architcture & Arts – Charleston.


Presentation Topics

  • The Movement to Sustainable Healthy Buildings
  • How The Built Environment Effects Human Health & Wellness
  • The Science of Healthy Buildings – What does the data say
  • The New Rating System – The WELL Building Standard
  • LEED vs WELL – Similar but different
  • Why Green Isn’t Always Healthy
  • The Design and Commissioning Process
  • Anticipated Cost of a WELL Build Project
  • The Legacy for the Future – Getting a Healthy Return on the WELL Building Investment

  If you would like to have more information, or would like to schedule a presentation at your organization, office, or classroom, please contact us via the form below.

Prospective Audiences

Stakeholders from the following core markets would greatly benefit from this timely and highly informative presentation:

  • A.E.C. Industry Professionals
  •  Institutional
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Educational
  • Retail
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Commercial
  • Hospitality


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