As a society we strive to create healthier, more productive, and more satisfying experiences for how we live our daily lives at the individual, team, organizational, and community levels. A hidden resource in this ongoing challenge is how our physical surroundings are planned, designed and managed.

Since its inception in 1989 the Cornell University International Workplace Studies Program (IWSP) has systematically explored how innovative workplace strategies and the ecology of new ways of working can enhance the triple bottomline: health and well-being, organizational performance and economic viability, and environmental sustainability. Today, the IWSP focuses its research on innovative workplace strategies in three separate but related areas: the Corporate Workplace, Healing Environments, and Sustainable Planning & Design.