Session 2: innovation

The Psychology & Science Behind How People Experience Place

The brain, with neurons as numerous as stars in the sky, is the very core of how we experience design. Dr. Eve Edelstein, Assoc. AIA, F-AAA, explores the translation of neuroscience into brain-based design principles that serve the human potential.

As principal investigator for a research study funded by the AIA Latrobe Prize, she investigated how circadian light affects heart rates, which informed guidelines and led to the creation of a new simulation and rendering system for architects. 

“The brain is our final frontier. I delight in working with teams to translate neuroscientific discoveries into spaces that serve both the continuum of human needs and our greatest power—creativity itself”




Speaker spotlight:

Eve Edelstein, M.Arch, PhD
Research Director, Human Experience Lab, Perkins + Will