Wellness Architecture Initiative Members
Sally Augustin, PhD
Principal, Design with Science, United States
Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental/design psychologist and a principal at Design With Science. She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support specific cognitive, emotional, and physical user experiences. Her clients include design firms, service providers, and manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Augustin, who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, is the editor of Research Design Connections, where she has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world.
Director, International Business Development, Linser Hospitality GmbH, Austria
After his profound technical education, Adrian Egger started his professional career directly in the spa and wellness industries. During the last 20 years, Adrian held several positions as managing director and CEO for renowned companies like KLAFS and Thermarium. In 2014, he was appointed Austria’s ambassador to Global Wellness Day. In 2016, he joined international consulting firm Linser Hospitality as senior consultant and director of international project development.
Eric Corey Freed
Director of Business + Partner Development, EcoDistricts, United States
Eric Corey Freed is Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone. He is also Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. Eric is the author of 11 books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.” In 2012, he was named one of the 25 “Best Green Architecture Firms” in the US, and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.” He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.
Owner & Architect, Pip+Pencil, United States
Pippa Lee is a New York based, Australian Architect who established her unique wellness focused architectural practice Pip+Pencil in 2016, born from the impact the city’s indoor centric lifestyle was having on her own health and well-being. Pippa believes that our health starts in the home, and our indoor environments have an enormous impact on our mental and physical state. Pippa also consults with Delos, a wellness real-estate firm with a focus on healthy indoor environments.
Owner, Longhi Architect, Peru
Luis Longhi is a Principal Professor teaching at UPC in Lima, Peru for the first half of the year, a visiting Professor for the second half at the University of Hawaii and is also a representative for Latin America in the Architecture Doctorate for the University. He is also a visiting professor for ISAD in Chihuahua, Mexico and teaches a course for the Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design. His personal search as an architect and sculptor finds answers in the design and construction of small architectural projects, scenographies, exhibitions and installations in which ancestral Peruvian craftsmanship is used.
Founder, Mind Body Building, United Kingdom
Stephen was a lawyer for 20 years in London and advised on all aspects of Real Estate. He has recently changed direction to advise on Wellness within Real Estate, Hospitality and Large Corporates through his company Mind Body Building. A qualified yoga, meditation and nidra teacher Stephen has practised yoga for over 20 years and teaches all over the world and weekly at London studios. He writes for the Wellness and Property press and regularly speaks on Wellness Architecture.
Feng Shui Master & Director, Feng Shui Agency Ltd, United Kingdom
Sarah McAllister is a classically trained Feng Shui master and director of Feng Shui Agency Ltd, a UK based design consultancy with projects worldwide. Her eclectic background spans finance, translation and Shiatsu and she enjoys the challenge of applying spiritual/energetic principles to everyday business and design or the built environment. Holding a diploma in Environmental Psychology, Sarah also has practical experience of biomimicry principles and sustainable build projects. She has consulted on feng shui for Oxford University, Prince Charles’ Foundation for Building Community, Red Bull and Bartercard and has lectured on Feng Shui at RIBA Wellbeing Conference, DECO, Homes for Good and St Joost Design College.
Founder, Institute of Health by Design and Architecture, France
Anne Robert is the founder of the Institute of Health by Design and Architecture which serves as an advisor to brands, designers, and institutions. The institute also serves as a research unit identifying and communicating best practices. In 2017, she has a book coming out in France which will be the first practical guide for the general public to learn how to use interior design to serve specific health goals: heart health, nutritional health, hydration, sleep, stress management and well ageing.