A Holistic and Comprehensive Approach to Wellness

Theory and Practice Come Together in Design
Sponsored by Armstrong World Industries
Moderated by Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, Principal. Presenters: Stuart Harris, Principal, Linda Sorrento, Principal, and Jackie Wheat, RID, Principal
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1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 1 GBCI CE Hour; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the results of an ASID research study on health and well-being in the context of a post pandemic time related to interior environments.
  2. Identify the human-centered influencing factors that contribute to health and well-being in people.
  3. Recognize the resilient factors of health and well-being in terms of meeting basic human needs.
  4. Review the holistic way that wellness dimensions are interconnected, linked to the environment and experiences.

This course is part of the Indoor Environmental Quality: Healthy Design Academy

The mental, physical, economic, and social impact of COVID-19 globally is unprecedented and has ignited a multi-disciplinary conversation about well-being. Important in this conversation is that experiences over the last year have resulted in greater awareness and understanding of critical issues related to the built environment and human health and well-being. Identifying and communicating effective strategies that support and promote health and well-being is vital to the profession, the public, and policy makers. This course is based on a 2021 ASID Impact Review addressing Health and Well-Being Insights. The course format is a panel discussion of design professionals who have addressed these topics from both a theoretical and practical vantage point.



Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED® AP Mr. Arsenault is a registered architect, author, speaker, and consultant with a nationwide practice. A 1977 graduate of Syracuse University, his multi-faceted work has focused on principles of energy, healthy environments, and sustainability since the 1980’s, well before “green” architecture was popularized.

His 44-year career includes design and planning for a wide range of public and private clients on governmental, educational, health care, residential, and religious buildings. He shares this diverse experience regularly at seminars and conferences around the U.S. encouraging design professionals to include sustainability as part of good architectural design. He has over 250 published national continuing education articles to his credit plus numerous articles in professional journals, magazines, and books.

Mr. Arsenault has served at the local, state, and national level of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), led AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) programs across the country and served as a member of the Advisory Board of the AIA+2030 series.


Jackie Wheat, RID, Principal, Design + Brand is an innovator who shapes the world by unleashing the hidden potential in people. Design is her driver. Workplace is her medium. As the Managing Director of Design + Brand Services at PDR, she amplifies the abilities of her cohort of designers, architects and consultants. PDR’s well-developed individuals and thriving teams are products of her empathetic design leadership. Challenging, multi-year projects and small bespoke spaces alike benefit from Jackie's subtle approach. People come first. With this tenet, she hones talent and builds teams that can scale challenges with confidence.


Stuart Harris, AIA, NCARB, LEED ID+C For 28 years, Stuart has been a leading voice for health and well-being PDR. Workplace interiors are high-touch, high-performing spaces that have a direct impact on people every day. As Director of Architecture and Sustainability at PDR, Stuart promotes people-centric work environments and argues that when it comes to the workplace, sustainability should focus on human sustainability.

Ultimately, Stuart helps business leaders achieve tangible and intangible returns—from human health, well-being and productivity, to facility efficiency, agility, and maintenance. Stuart’s clients include Fortune 500 companies like HP Inc., Cheniere Energy, United Rentals, ExxonMobil, and Accenture. As a multidisciplinary design firm, PDR is the ultimate guide to navigating the future of work, workers, and workplace. We see the factors that shape the markets in which our clients operate. By understanding this future context, we create flexible and enduring consulting and design solutions that continue to generate value over time.


Linda Sorrento, MA, FASID, LEED Fellow practiced as a corporate interior designer for 29 years, cultivating a diverse work experience with major corporate clients and manufacturers. Linda was an assistant professor at George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College. She spearheaded market transformation efforts for the US Green Building Council as the Senior Director of Education Partnerships and LEED for Commercial Interiors. Linda was the Executive Director for the National Academy of Environmental Design. Today, she serves in leadership roles for ASID IMPACT Review, mindful MATERIALS, AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group, Healthy Building Network, and Health in Buildings Roundtable.

Armstrong World Industries Armstrong World Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial ceiling and wall systems. At home, at work, in health-care facilities, classrooms, stores, and restaurants, Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offer interior options that help create healthy, sustainable spaces that protect people and cultivate well-being and comfort so they can be at their best.

Armstrong is committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that empower its customers to create beautiful, high-performance residential and commercial buildings. Armstrong continues to grow and prosper for the benefit of all its stakeholders. armstrongceilings.com/commercial


Originally published in December 2021