Sky Factory

Sky Factory

Sky Factory is a pioneer in the design of multisensory illusions of nature. The company’s unique design framework (Open Sky Image Technology) has been the subject of peer reviewed research (Health Environments Research & Design Journal) that has earned multiple awards for revealing the neuroarchitecture of perceived open space (International Academy of Design & Health; Environmental Design Research Association), as well as for its practice-based solutions enhancing the patient experience (Planetree Scholar Award), and for restorative architectural design (Jury Award, Healthcare, Architizer Awards). Sky Factory installations can be found in leading corporate, healthcare, commercial, and specialty interior environments around the world, including the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sidra Medical and Research Center, as well as Intel, Microsoft, and Orange Telecom.

Authors: David A. Navarrete, Director of Research Initiatives & Content Development, and Bill Witherspoon, founder and Chief Design Officer.

How Perceived Open Space Can Benefit Our Well-being

March 14, 2018

In the last few years, neuroscientists have come to a remarkable conclusion: the quantity and quality of open space around us—whether it’s rows of cubicles in a an open floor matrix, four walls in a classroom with a view of the next building, or a windowless treatment area—is responsible for increasing the cognitive load on…