The Bartlett School of Architecture


Building for Wellbeing


Our built environment impacts individual health and defines our wellbeing, impacting and shaping mental and social care, equality, diversity and inclusion. Globally, our acute awareness of the spread of pathogens is rapidly and notably transforming our use of space, with consequences for the future yet to be seen. No less important are the impact to our social and psychological health of the workplaces, streets and homes in which we spend every day. 

Reflecting The Bartlett School of Architecture’s strategic priority of wellbeing and care, and UCL’s Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing, our research examines the wide range of effects architecture has on quality of life. It finds new strategies to create architecture that takes account of crucial relationships between buildings, the environment and people, and contribute to our sense of wellbeing.

Research projects