This Affiliate member call features Erin Peavey presenting "Design for Connection: How Buildings Shape Our Social Health".
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Loneliness and social disconnection harm our health and our well-being. The good news is that design can help. There are numerous ways that the design of the built environment can foster happier, healthier and more connected lives from the design of neighborhoods to workplaces and even hospitals. Join us to explore evidence-based principles and strategies for designing for connection. Erin Peavey will be sharing her own research and stories from her podcast, Shared Space, focused on the topic.
Erin Peavey, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Architect & Design Researcher
Erin is an architect and design researcher bridging the gap between research and practice with a focus on design for health. In her leadership role at HKS, she helps integrate research and practice to advance the creation and communication of knowledge across the globe. Erin was named Best Under 40 in Architecture for Health by the American Institute for Architects (2015), 40 Under 40 by Building Design and Construction (2020), a Top Young Professional by Engineering News Record (2021), and a Rising Star by Healthcare Design Magazine (2019). Erin’s work on how architecture and design can combat loneliness and foster health and social interaction has been featured in Metropolis, Curbed, Bisnow, North Texas Public Radio (KERA), Healthline, and at SXSW. Her podcast, Shared Space, explores how architecture and design can help us live healthier, happier and more connected lives.