Building Community in Buildings: The Design and Culture of by Jana M. Kemp, Ken Baker

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Meigs sought to design and build an environment that would be healthful for the occupants with office spaces surrounding the exterior building perimeter so that light and air were available to all workspaces. ’’3 The building was almost fully occupied by 1886. In that year’s annual report, Meigs noted that the building’s systems for ventilation and light had reduced sickness among employees by 8,622 days. The Idaho State Capitol Building As a first-term state legislator, Jana made another exciting building discovery in 2005.

S. Green Building Council (USGBC)1 indicating intent for being certified as a green building. Green buildings typically address issues surrounding the building site, water and energy efficiency, use of more localized materials, and human health and comfort. Globally, green building programs like the United Kingdom’s BREEM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) have done much to change our approach to architecture. S. National Park Service and Herman Miller Company, to insist on green architecture setting the challenge for architects to respond with appropriate integrated strategies and technologies.

3. Belonging—affection, to love and be loved, to belong This domain’s focus is on feeling a part of a group, feeling loved, and feeling affection toward and from others. The belonging-oriented needs related to having friends, a significant other, a spouse, children, and even having co-workers with whom you can relate. Once the first two domains of need are met, people begin feeling motivated to fit in, to belong, to be loved, and to express love or kindness to others. Buildings can address the need for belonging by providing clear community gathering spaces in lobbies, in cafeterias, in meeting rooms, and in teamwork areas.

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