We are proud to announce that two of our own Walker Architects team members are now WELL Accredited Professionals! Iris Meeker (Director of Sustainability) and Samantha Ramos (Project Coordinator) earned their WELL Accredited Professional™ (WELL AP™) credential through the International WELL Building Institute. They have become experts in the WELL Building Standard™ and are committed to advancing human health and wellness in the built environment. 

“I'm excited to join the ranks of other experts in people-focused design.” says Samantha of her certification. “Having this credential allows me to be a more effective advocate of wellness in the design build industry.”

WELL is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment through several concepts:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Nourishment
  • Light
  • Movement
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Sound
  • Materials
  • Mind
  • Community
  • Innovation

Developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices, the WELL AP exam is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard. Now more than ever, the WELL AP community is uniquely positioned to lead a global effort to support the health and well-being of people everywhere.

The WELL Building standards align with our driving motivations. We prioritize the people who live, work, learn, and gather in the spaces we design, creating solutions that support their holistic needs and well-being.  “We’re honored to have joined a community of advocates who are advancing human health through buildings and communities,” Iris says. “I’m excited to implement my WELL knowledge to design spaces that prioritize the health and well-being of people.”