wellness architecture initiative Members


sally augustin, phd

Principal, Design with Science, United States

Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental/design psychologist and a principal at Design With Science. She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support specific cognitive, emotional, and physical user experiences. Her clients include design firms, service providers, and manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Asia.   Dr. Augustin, who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, is the editor of Research Design Connections, where she has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world.

adrian egger

Director, International Business Development, Linser Hospitality GmbH, Austria

After his profound technical education, Adrian Egger started his professional career directly in the spa and wellness industries. During the last 20 years, Adrian held several positions as managing director and CEO for renowned companies like KLAFS and Thermarium. In 2014, he was appointed Austria’s ambassador to Global Wellness Day. In 2016, he joined international consulting firm Linser Hospitality as senior consultant and director of international project development.

eric corey freed

 Director of Business + Partner Development, EcoDistricts, United States

Eric Corey Freed is Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone.  He is also Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.  Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.”  In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects."  He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

luis longhi

Owner, Longhi Architect, Peru

Luis Longhi is a Principal Professor teaching at UPC in Lima, Peru for the first half of the year, a visiting Professor for the second half at the University of Hawaii and is also a representative for Latin America in the Architecture Doctorate for the University. He is also a visiting professor for ISAD in Chihuahua, Mexico and teaches a course for the Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design. His personal search as an architect and sculptor finds answers in the design and construction of small architectural projects, scenographies, exhibitions and installations in which ancestral Peruvian craftsmanship is used. 

anne robert

 Founder, Institute of Health by Design and Architecture, France

Anne ROBERT is the founder of the Institute of Health by Design and Architecturewhich serves as an advisor to brands, designers, and institutions. The institute also serves as a research unit identifying and communicating best practices. In 2017, she has a book coming out in France which will be the first practical guide for the general public to learn how to use interior design to serve specific health goals: heart health, nutritional health, hydration, sleep, stress management and well ageing.