Environmental Design

Our environmental design research takes a holistic view of the workplace environment or office design, and green spaces and tries to understand how these impact the health and well-being of those exposed. Specifically, we’ve looked at exposure to nature on health and well-being, circadian lighting and how it influences sleep, fatigue and general health, open office design and worker engagement, how proximity to green spaces and nature around schools influences learning and cognition, and how college dormitories contribute to health.


Jose G. Cedeno Laurent, Joseph G. Allen, Eileen McNeely, Francesca Dominici & John D. Spengler. Influence of the residential environment on undergraduate students’ health. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology (2019).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Zhao Dong, Eileen McNeely.  Turning the Mirror on the Architects: A Study of the Open-Plan Office and Work Behaviors at an Architectural CompanyFrontiers in Psychology (2018)