Event Title

Architecture, health and beyond

Location

Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

Start Date

8-11-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

8-11-2017 3:15 PM

Description

Our fast pace lifestyle makes us more expose to stress during our life span, and social stress may be the most important factor for the increased risk of mental disorders in urban areas (Adil, 2011). Due to the importance of this issue, the main question of this research is; what are the main environmental factors in offices that can help the employees experience lower stress lever or help them to reduce the stress after facing it? In other words, occupational stress is the agent and built environment is vector and risk factor of causing a disease for employees. Stress affects the efficiency of the work and the health of the employees directly. Moreover, the adverse effects of stress are not only limited to mental health but also those cause diabetes, high pressure, overweight and many other health problems. In this presentation, I am going to discuss how built environment affects a workplace and what kind of intervention in design reduce the stress level in working places on employees. To limit this research, we limited the target population to high stressed employees, since they face chronical stress more than other target population. The result of this research is a better understanding of what are the characteristic responsible working places and milieu that can affect the stress of employee during the day. According to the research, set of an effective intervention that might cause lower stress level in working places will be categorized.

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Nov 8th, 2:15 PM Nov 8th, 3:15 PM

Architecture, health and beyond

Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

Our fast pace lifestyle makes us more expose to stress during our life span, and social stress may be the most important factor for the increased risk of mental disorders in urban areas (Adil, 2011). Due to the importance of this issue, the main question of this research is; what are the main environmental factors in offices that can help the employees experience lower stress lever or help them to reduce the stress after facing it? In other words, occupational stress is the agent and built environment is vector and risk factor of causing a disease for employees. Stress affects the efficiency of the work and the health of the employees directly. Moreover, the adverse effects of stress are not only limited to mental health but also those cause diabetes, high pressure, overweight and many other health problems. In this presentation, I am going to discuss how built environment affects a workplace and what kind of intervention in design reduce the stress level in working places on employees. To limit this research, we limited the target population to high stressed employees, since they face chronical stress more than other target population. The result of this research is a better understanding of what are the characteristic responsible working places and milieu that can affect the stress of employee during the day. According to the research, set of an effective intervention that might cause lower stress level in working places will be categorized.