Workplace stress: How design can create calm

From biophilia to acoustics and clever colour choices, Interior Designer Ruth Evans explains how responsible design can reduce stress levels. 

Interior Designer Ruth Evans firmly believes we need to embed wellbeing into workplace design, right from the embryonic stages. “It’s easy to underestimate the impact the built environment has on our mental health, especially our stress levels, but if we invest in building workspaces with wellbeing in mind, we can help reduce stress levels for employees. Wellbeing needs to be considered from the embryonic stages of a project, right through to the end user. In our profession we have a social responsibility and obligation.”