1. Latrobe Research Study

  2. The AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Fellowship 2005 Study demonstrated how evidence-based design and scientific methods are applied to practice.  The specific focus on the influence of light on health, demonstrated how physiological testing, on-site sensors, and database analysis can be used as part of the design process.

  3. The research alliance included scholars, practitioners and designers from Kaiser Permanente, University of California Berkeley and San Diego, Ohio State University and Chong Architects (now Stantec).

  4. Research demonstrated that brief light exposure had highly significant influences on heart rate variability - a powerful indicator of health risk, and indicated influence on memory and brainwave activation (EEG).

  5. Kaiser Permanente created a database of over 30 hospitals and that correlated patients’ bed location with solar orientation and compared to satisfaction survey (HCAHPS).

On-site evaluations of circadian & phototopic light levels for Latrobe study.

Latrobe College of Fellows, 2005 Report

Heart rate responses during brief light exposure.

Edelstein, Ellis, Sollers, Thayer 2008

Ohio State University.

Circadian and phototopic light levels measured in on-site evaluations.

Edelstein 2008

Significant changes in heart rate related to different lighting colors.

Edelstein, Ellis, Sollers, Thayer 2007

Ohio State University.

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