With Julia Ayuso, CBRE
In response to the challenges of how to measure the improvement of productivity and well-being through biophilic architecture design, we developed a tool that measures the predicted features that improve productivity and well-being, based on a scientific method, which has been tested by a pilot experiment:
The pilot experiment, a small-scale version done in preparation for a major study, has been conducted to test this tool that evaluates the influence of variables such as greenery and daylight on improving workplace performance, and looks at biophilic design knowledge in greater depth.
Julia Ayuso is an Architect and Project Manager who is in charge of International Real Estate Consultancy CBRE LAB in Madrid.
Before coming to CBRE, she gained extensive professional and research experience. She completed a pre-doctoral stay at Keio University, Japan, and at the same time she worked at the Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei in Tokyo. She also has previous international professional experience working as a freelance and at such firms as the internationally renowned Campo Baeza Architecture studio in Madrid.
She is currently researching the relationship between architecture, productivity, and well-being, focusing on the ability to measure the impact of architectural features on people. The results of her research are applied to design and consultancy work to create buildings that focus on well-being. Therefore, enabling an increase in productivity, well-being, and creativity, saving on costs and being socially responsible to companies, which has proven and quantifiable economic benefits.