Weathering the Storm: Mental Health and Resilient Design

May 26, 2016

This article discusses relationships between resilient design strategies and their impact on the mental health of building occupants. The study evaluated specific design strategies and their impact on mitigating stress in a crisis event, as well as the cost of implementation. The results indicate that the majority of the investigated strategies would have marginal to low costs for new and existing buildings and that they would mitigate negative mental health impacts on building occupants.

keywords: mental health, stress, resilience, disaster, design

David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP ID+C (Perkins+Will)
Jon Penndorf, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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