LaBella proudly announces that two of our technical staff members are now WELL AP certified! Project Architect Jessica Kruse, AIA, and Interior Designer Danielle Lewis, CID, recently passed their WELL AP certification exams and are the first to do so in our organization.
WELL Certification is a measurement of the cumulative health and well-being strategies that a project has implemented from the WELL Building Standard. Unlike LEED – which is a certification that focuses on environmental impact and sustainability, WELL focuses on spaces that advance human health and well-being, looking at how built environments can support the physical and mental health of a space’s occupants. Both architecture and interior design are rooted in designing for the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Since the global pandemic, there has been a greater societal emphasis on well-being.
WELL’s 10 basic concepts include strategic recommendations regarding air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind, community, and innovation. Buildings can receive a Bronze through Platinum rating, similar to the LEED rating scale.
Having employees with this certification aligns with our core value of “seeking growth and embracing change.” We are very proud of Jessica and Danielle for taking the initiative to become early adopters of this newer certification to implement WELL Building Standards, which we look forward to sharing with our clients.