Samantha Allen is Director of Market Development for IWBI Asia, supervising business development and greater adoption of the WELL Building Standard™ and WELL Community Standard™ in the Asia Pacific region. Samantha joined IWBI with a body of experience and background in scientific research, particularly her expertise in public health. Previously, Samantha was a research and development manager with the Delos Labs team at Delos, IWBI’s parent organization. Samantha specializes in environmental science and organizational policy. She obtained her Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Policy from Columbia University, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College.
Designing for Wellness: The WELL Building Standard
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and scientific research, harnessing buildings as vehicles to support human health and well-being. WELL is an independently verified, performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and well-being. WELL is the first building standard to focus exclusively on human health and wellness. WELL Certified™ spaces are designed to improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, productivity and performance of the people working, living, shopping or playing inside of them. Each well feature is designed to address issues that impact health and wellness through design, operations and behaviour.