Art and the WELL Building Standard

    Research has suggested that viewing and being in the presence of art can increase levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain, which can improve your mood and increase morale. Elements that provide visual complexity, balance and proportion can impart a sense of comfort, ease and potentially mitigate stress.   

    Eve Waldron Design Murray Edwards College

    Murray Edwards College, Eve Waldron Design. Photography by Nick Guttridge 

    Integrating aesthetically pleasing elements into a space can help building occupants derive a measure of comfort or delight from their surroundings. The incorporation of design elements and artwork into a space can help to create a calming environment, able to improve occupant physical and psychological wellbeing. Whether it’s through biomimicry, incorporation of natural materials, the layering of pleasing textures and colours, celebration of place, or stimulation of memory and recollection, all of this contributes to the quality of the environment we inhabit. Design elements and artwork can also be used to establish way-finding, aid in orientation and provide spatial familiarity in a building.

    These are some of the reasons why the WELL Building Standard accreditation awards points for incorporating art into interior spaces.

    Come and enjoy the  
    Summer At The Beach Waterbeach Arts Festival this September - support the arts and feel the buzz. See details in the poster below.


    Wood relief by Eve Waldron, made from left over project scrap material from the Entopia sustainable retrofit. The piece will be included in the Summer At The Beach Waterbeach Arts Festival this September.

    Eve Waldron Design Wood Relief at Summer at the Beach Arts Festival