The Wellness Architecture initiative brings together diverse thought leaders with the purpose of raising awareness on how our surroundings directly, and profoundly, impact us psychologically, physically, energetically, emotionally, and spiritually. Initiative members gather emerging evidence of the effects the built environment has on humankind – diving into scientific corners of academia, interviewing experts within the building industry, collecting personal experiences of healing spaces, and more. This collective knowledge-base, along with curated summits that bring together innovators and leaders, expand our knowledge on how humans interrelate with the environment, and inversely, how the environment impacts human well-being.
Veronica Schreibeis Smith
Veronica Schreibeis Smith, CEO & Founding Principal, Vera Iconica Design, United States
Prior to founding Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010 in Jackson Hole, Veronica Schreibeis Smith worked as an architect on four continents. Smith values adventurous experiences that are rooted in culture and landscape, and is passionate about promoting holistic wellness through intuitive design and thoughtful material selection. Vera Iconica, meaning “true likeness,” focuses on creating and carefully designing experiences; the architecture is a means to this end.
Whitney Gray, PhD
2017 Briefing Paper
The briefing paper is a snapshot of this industry sector including valuable information on latest trends, challenges and initiative accomplishments. Read full paper HERE.