CBBLD designed the lighting for the Well Living Lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota – a project in collaboration with Delos and Centerbrook Architects and Planners. The 7,500 square foot laboratory, the first of its kind, supports research into the effects of indoor environments on our health. Responding to the fact that today’s Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors, the facility’s mission is to improve the interior spaces where we work, play and live, creating environments that optimize well-being.
Flexible lighting systems work with modular architecture, allowing the space to be reconfigured to simulate a variety of interior settings – work, recreational, educational and residential. Within these simulated environments, the lab can also evaluate specific products such as lighting fixtures and controls, measuring these products’ capacity to positively influence mood, comfort and social interaction.