New York, USA – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, has announced a partnership with HOK, a global design, architecture and engineering firm, to accelerate the organisation’s mission to integrate health and wellness into the built environment. The new partnership will leverage HOK’s worldwide network of designers and clients to further expand the global reach of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™).
As part of this partnership, HOK is undertaking a major initiative to educate and professionally accredit its design teams through the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) programme, a credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well‐being in the built environment and specialisation in WELL. HOK also will collaborate with the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) to provide research and insight from subject matter experts that will strengthen the foundation of WELL.
“HOK is recognised globally as a champion of environmental stewardship through sustainable design, and we are thrilled to partner with them to advance our efforts to achieve broad industry adoption of the WELL Building Standard,” said Delos Founder and CEO Paul Scialla.
“HOK has already designed the world’s first project certified under v1 of WELL, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with them to propel the design and construction community forward to build WELL,” added Mr Scialla.