Wellness Architecture & Design Initiative Trends

2023 Trends

TREND 1: From Sustainability to Wellness Architecture and Regenerative Design

TREND 2: Planning and designing to enhance the seven human-centered wellness benefits and dimensions

TREND 3: Thin Places, either natural or constructed

TREND 4: Biophilic Design

TREND 5: Designing to enhance a sense of belonging and reciprocity with the land

TREND 6: Designing to promote greater physical movement, especially for Senior Living

TREND 7: Smart Homes

TREND 8: Open Floor Plans

TREND 9: Adaptive Reuse

TREND 10: Wellness-Oriented Spaces

TREND 11: Flexibility and Multi-functionality

TREND 12: Emphasis on local and artisanal


2022 Trends

TREND 1: Blurring Lines Between Our Internal and External Environments

TREND 2: : Architecture and Design for Sleep, Rest and Calm

TREND 3: Architecture and Design for Mental Wellness

TREND 4: Soul Architecture


2021 Trends

TREND 1:  Spiritual and Numinous Moments in Architecture

TREND 2: Deep Integration of Nature

TREND 3: Mass Migrations Cause the Building Industry to Boom

TREND 4: Wellness Spaces Transform Our Homes Forever

TREND 5: The Microscope Is on Home Life


2020 Trends

TREND 1: Prescribing Light

TREND 2: The Architecture of Sleep

TREND 3: What to know about Electromagnetic Radiation & the Built Environment

TREND 4: Race to Net Zero

TREND 5: Earth, Humanity & the Cosmos: How Ancient Design Practices Optimize Wellbeing


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