Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

Colour in the Workplace

September 6, 2021

The design of offices and its effect on the wellbeing and productivity of staff has a direct impact on a business’ success. Architects and designers have a responsibility to achieve this diversity and wellbeing – trying to focus in a busy office is no easy feat if you have a low threshold for sensory stimulation

Creating Positive Spaces by Measuring the Impact of your Design

September 23, 2019

In partnership with Interface and the BRE, Oliver Heath Design have written a Design Guide to ‘Creating Positive Spaces by Measuring the Impact of your Design.’ The aim is to make the language that surrounds POE more accessible so that everyone can have a go, no matter what size the company or project.

Biophilic Design improving the Hospitality experience – Hobo Hotel Stockholm, Case Study

November 29, 2018

Biophilic Design interventions play a key role within many hospitality spaces. They can help us to relax, sleep better and feel happier – so much so that we’re willing to pay significantly more for a room with a high presence of biophilia (even if we don’t realise that that’s what we’re paying for!) A room…

Get Inspired by WELL

July 6, 2018

With more than half the world’s population now living in cities, chronic illnesses are a growing issue. Globally, 76% of employees report a struggle with wellbeing1, and work-related stress costs the US approximately €255 billion and Europe €550 billion annually.2 With this in mind the WELL Building Standard™ (created by the International Well Building Institute…

CBRE Madrid: WELL Building and the Benefits in Practice

April 12, 2018

In 2013, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) launched a movement to address issues regarding health and well-being within the built environment (issues which are somewhat overlooked by existing standards). From this the WELL Building Standard™ was established, with the aim to provide architects and designers with guidelines on how to make a real and…

Using the BRE Biophilic Office Project to Study the Benefits of Biophilic Design

September 22, 2017

Biophilic Design as a key aspect of health and wellbeing is moving up the built environment agenda fast – and for good reason. With high rates of urbanisation, a rise in stress related illness and an increasing level of technological proliferation – it seems that we are moving ever further from the natural elements that…