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Do YOU have the skills to design stunning spaces that increase wellbeing and profits?
Interior Designers & Architects 
Would you like to look after your wellbeing, 
stand out from the crowd 
and win new clients?
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Watch this 20min video and find out how 
you can give the biggest boost to your personal development.
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'Design for Wellbeing' is the online training course for architects and interior designers who quickly and easily want to learn how to design for wellbeing and apply this knowledge onto their projects.  

Consciousness in the market about wellbeing is rising, and clients are increasingly asking for designers and architects who are knowledgeable about designing for wellbeing in interiors. This training course will upskill you and make you 
stand out from the crowd.
WHY LEARN HOW TO DESIGN FOR WELLBEING?
According to the Fast Company, the wellness real estate in 2018 was valued at $134.3 billion and it’s projected to grow 8% in the next five years, reaching over $197 billion by 2022. It also states that the three sectors that represent the core spheres of life will see the strongest future growth: wellness real estate, workplace wellness and wellness tourism. There is no time like the present to up-skill as an interior designer to ensure you give yourself the best chance of staying ahead of competition.
The 'Design for Wellbeing' training course helps interior designers advance their careers by becoming confident and knowledgeable in designing for wellbeing. By understanding its value and how it can positively change performance, you will impress clients and increase your winning chances at bids. The comprehensive online lessons will help you quickly and easily learn the vital principles of designing for wellbeing and become confident in putting these into practise. 

BOOST YOUR TURNOVER

The training course has been created by Elina Grigoriou, Design & Sustainability Director of Grigoriou Interiors. Wellbeing focused projects over the past 4 years have risen to account for 12% of Grigoriou Interiors' annual turnover and is expected to continue rising as more and more clients approach them due to the studio's wellbeing expertise.
TRAINING COURSE

BENEFITS

  • ​All the wellbeing knowledge you need in one accessible place
  • ​Learn at your own pace, from wherever you like, whenever you like 
  • ​44 online lessons ranging from 19 - 45mins
  • ​Access to reading lists and all the resources Elina Grigoriou uses on her design projects
  • ​You have the ability to ask your own project related questions and submit your project or design detail for an expert review on the wellbeing aspects by Elina Grigoriou
  • ​Satisfies professional CPD requirements e.g. RIBA, RICS
  • ​Stand out from the crowd as an architect or designer with wellbeing expertise and win more projects
COURSE OUTLINE

Part 1
Philosophy of Wellbeing, Comfort & Performance

This 5 lesson part includes an exploration of wellbeing, which elements of a human does it engage with, how we achieve it and its links to interior spaces. It also covers definitions of comfort, performance and how to go about actually targeting and measuring it through the design process.
 

Part 2
Process & Methodologies to support Wellbeing Implementation

A 9 lesson part. Design is a process, so to achieve spaces that support wellbeing and productivity we need to follow some relevant processes and adopt a few new tools that help designers on the job. In Part 2 the course covers the tools and processes needed and explains how to adopt them in your day to day projects.

Part 3
Aesthetic Design Issues

This 11 lesson part of the course looks into all the aesthetic issues, guiding you through each and recommends how to apply them in your own projects. These include colour, texture, spatial volumes, elegance, balance and symmetry, shapes and patterns. You learn to direct the design towards supporting occupant wellbeing. 

Part 4
Physical Design Issues

This 12 lesson part helps designers to know the specific design decisions to look out for when designing for wellbeing. The focus is on issues such as air quality, including thermal comfort, air toxicity issues, air velocity, ventilation, lighting and illumination, planning and interior facilities. 

Part 5
Value and Measurement 

The final 7 lesson section looks at what is 'value'. When designing for wellbeing, the focus of the conversation with clients and occupants changes from 'cost' to 'value'. The holy grail of converting the value on an interior space to a financial number is explained and the methodology shared.

COURSE STRUCTURE
You’re busy. You have commitments at work and outside work. We get it. That’s why we’ve created a training course that is easily accessible, working at a pace that works for you, alongside your daily life.

Once you've signed up, an email will be sent to you with your unique login details to access the Design for Wellbeing online training course. There you will find a list of the 5 Parts, and within them all the lessons and additional resources (see below image). The lessons are listed in order. We recommend you listen to one lesson per week to help you integrate the week's lesson into your work and study before you start with the next lesson. We believe practice is the best way to learn and in this way we hope you have a balanced workload. You can re-listen to past lessons as many times as you like and learn at your own speed. In fact we recommend re-listening to past lessons to ensure the practice to design for wellbeing is continuously supported.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Welcome
- Introduction
- Design Guide Download
- FAQs

Part 1

Philosophy: Prerequisites and Outputs
of Wellbeing
- L0 Lesson Plan & Guidance
- L1 Wellbeing & Comfort
- L2 Beauty & Harmony
- L3 Performance & Productivity
- L4 Design Characteristics & Issues

Resources
- Mindfulness Exercise
- Resource Notes: Lesson 2
- Resource Notes: Lesson 4

Part 2a

Design in Practice: Delivering a Design for Wellbeing
- L5 User Profiles 1
- L6 User Profiles 2
- L7 Empathy & Environmental Psychologists
- L8 Selecting & Assessing Buildings
- L9 Entrance Design & User Experience
- L10 Senses & Biophilia

Resources
- Resource Notes: Lesson 6
- Resource Notes: Lesson 8
- Resource Notes: Lesson 10

Part 3

Design in Practice: Aesthetic Issues Affecting Wellbeing
- L11 Aesthetic Issues & Characteristics, and Design Fluidity
- L12 Elegance / Elegant
- L13 Balance & Symmetry
- L14 Colour 1
- L15 Colour 2
- L16 Repetition & Paterns
- L17 Shape & Proportion
- L18 Volumes and Ceilings
- L19 Symbolism
- L20 Art in Interiors
- L21 Materials & Textures

Resources
- Resource Notes: Lesson 11
- Resource Notes: Lesson 14
- Resource Notes: Lesson 18

Part 4

Design in Practice: Physical Issues affecting Wellbeing
- L22 Indoor Atmosphere & Thermal Comfort
- L23 Thermal Comfort Design & System Considerations
- L24 Ventilation & Humidity
- L25 Air Quality
- L26 Illumination & Light
- L27 Daylight
- L28 Artificial Light
- L29 Space Planning 1
- L30 Space Planning 2
- L31 Acoustics for Wellbeing 1
- L32 Acoustics for Wellbeing 2
- L33 The Importance of Controllability

Resources
- Resource Notes: Lesson 27
- Resource Notes: Lesson 28

Part 2b

Design in Practice: Delivering a
Design for Wellbeing
- L34 Soft Landings Framework
- L35 Landlord Tenant & FM relationship
- L36 Occupancy Surveys

Part 5

Value in Practice: Measuring Wellbeing
- L37 Value Introduction
- L38 Defining KPIs and UPAs
- L39 Hierarchy of interior features
- L40 Benchmarking interiors
- L41 Strategy and clarity
- L42 Measuring Productivity, Wellbeing & Financial proxies
- L43 Bringing it all Together

Watch this video to hear Elina Grigoriou describe the training course in more detail...
Elina Grigoriou is the creator and presenter of the Design for Wellbeing training programme. In her own words, she describes what you can expect to learn in each Part and why the training course is structured in the way it is.
FEES
Monthly - £60
equates to £15 per lesson
  • ​44 lessons covering the most important issues on designing for wellbeing, plus an introduction and summary. 
  • ​11 monthly payments in total means you can learn within your budget capabilities.
  • ​1 lesson per week is emailed to you over 11 months. 
  • ​A certificate on completion of the entire training course that would satisfy professional CPD requirements e.g. RIBA, RICS etc.
  • ​Ability to submit your project or design detail for an expert review on the wellbeing aspects by Elina Grigoriou. One project per person, up to a total of 5 projects per month, on a first come first served basis. 
  • ​Access to FAQs and the ability to ask your own questions.
  • ​A mindfulness exercise audio recording for your own daily use.
  • ​Access insights and feedback from other reviewed projects.
  • ​Specialist reading lists as part of each lesson to deepen your knowledge and increase your confidence.
  • ​VAT is included in the fee.
Complete course - £530
equates to £12 per lesson
  • ​44 lessons covering the most important issues on designing for wellbeing, plus an introduction and summary. 
  • ​A single and up-front payment means you get every 6th lesson for free!
  • ​1 lesson per week is emailed to you. All lessons can become available immediately - just email us to set it up for you.
  • ​A certificate on completion of the entire training course that would satisfy professional CPD requirements e.g. RIBA, RICS etc.
  • ​Ability to submit your project or design detail for an expert review on the wellbeing aspects by Elina Grigoriou. One project per person, up to a total of 5 projects per month, on a first come first served basis.
  • ​Access to FAQs and the ability to ask your own questions.
  • ​A mindfulness exercise audio recording for your own daily use.
  • ​Access insights and feedback from other reviewed projects.
  • ​Specialist reading lists as part of each lesson to deepen your knowledge and increase your confidence.
  • ​VAT is included in the fee.
Satisfaction guarantee: if you decide to register on the Complete Course, you are able to cancel your enrolment at any time within the cooling-off period (up to and including lesson no.2 'Beauty & Harmony' or within 14 days of registration if no material has been accessed). For the Monthly option, you are able to cancel anytime before the end of the monthly period and new lessons will cease at the end of the monthly period from your last payment. Whichever registration option you choose, you will continue to have access to all the paid lessons and resources accessed up to the date of cancellation. You will be able to return to continue the training course at any time in the future, just send us an email and we will set it up for you.

If you would like to talk to us before registering on the training course, please contact us. You can read our Terms of Use here
We bring together design philosophy & theory and show you how to apply the knowledge in your daily practice.
  • Benefit: Increase knowledge on delivering a design for wellbeing in all your projects.
  • Benefit: Demonstrate key understanding of wellbeing and how it affects client and occupant briefs.
  • Feature: Lessons expand on dealing with details found in daily design settings.
  • Feature: Bite-sized, issue focused lessons that can be fitted into a busy work and personal life.
Training Course for Designers & Architects to specialise in Wellbeing
We are the one place where you will find everything that is reliable and holistic about designing for wellbeing in interiors
 You will not need to read or get bits from other places as we don't leave a stone unturned in the field.
 We have cleared through the research that is reliable and excluded those that are not.
 We have scanned all specialist fields related to designing for wellbeing and provide clarity on their application to a designer's role. 

It took us more than 10 years to learn and specialise in design for wellbeing. It will take you only 1 year of study.
Vision
You are not the only one dealing with challenges on the purpose of your career and design.

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find clarity around why we do the job we do, why get excited and turn up day after day to 'the job'. Has it crossed your mind to design for wellbeing?

In the clip below, Elina explains why we have decided to follow design for good. How we have weaved it into our daily work and how you may also do the same if you wanted to...

Vision!
You are not the only one dealing with challenges on the purpose of your career and design.

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find clarity around why we do the job we do, why get excited and turn up day after day to 'the job'. Has it crossed your mind to design for wellbeing?

In the clip below, Elina explains why we have decided to follow design for good. How we have weaved it into our daily work and how you may also do the same if you wanted to...

Be More Awesome!
Part 1
Content Outline

Week 1 
Wellbeing & Comfort

Definitions of both, how do these concepts relate to interior spaces and design. How we make these tangible aims for your designs.

Week 3 
Productivity, Measuring & Targeting

What do we consider as productivity in the spaces we design, the process to define it on every project and make it a key project target.

Week 2 
Beauty & Harmony

Definitions of both and relevance to designing for wellbeing in interiors, knowledge on how to design for harmony in all types of interior spaces. 

Week 4 
Design Characteristics & Issues

Outline what the design characteristics and design issues are, explain how these are required to design for wellbeing, and learn how to define and apply them on your own projects. 
You learn how to apply each design issue in such a way that you consciously direct the design towards supporting occupant wellbeing rather than not. 
Subscriptions start from as little as £59 per month!
There are two ways you can subscribe and gain the knowledge:
  Purchase the Full Course in one go
  Spread the payments and purchase the month by month subscription
  For more details on subscriptions click here.
We are unique - come and see how!
Learn how to show your clients the power and value of wellbeing in interiors – that it’s not just “fluffy stuff”, and that designing spaces for healthier and happier staff can have a real impact on their bottom line. Learn how to design better interiors for your clients, including how to use Biophilia, Colours, Materials, Textures, Lighting, Acoustic Design, Artwork, Space Planning and more with human wellbeing in mind. 
"Wellbeing is not about capturing the trend of the moment – it’s about long-term, sustainable design for the future. "
Elina Grigoriou
Consciousness in the market about wellbeing is rising, and companies are increasingly asking for designers and architects who are knowledgeable about designing for wellbeing. Many clients used to see wellbeing as “fluffy stuff” but the evidence behind it and the methodical approach has changed things. 

Wellbeing is high on the agenda. 
It is not about capturing the trend of the moment – it’s about long-term, sustainable design for the future.
Now Is The Time!
Our Vision
Join a leading vision and add purpose to your career!

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Emily Draper, Interior Designer

My aim of enrolling on the course was to develop knowledge and tools with which to turn the 'Design for Wellbeing' rhetoric into day to day practice. Undoubtedly, the course has given me an excellent springboard to do this. It's great to be able to revisit and dip in and out of sessions to refresh certain topics as and when needed. The most surprising element has been how much it has enhanced my own sense of wellbeing. The course has proved to be a productive focus. The meditation exercise and active listening session I have found immensely rewarding and utilised both in and outside of work with huge success. These skills alone have been invaluable. I work for an interior design practice that focusses on residential projects so it's been fascinating to see examples of Elina's design processes applied to commercial (as well as residential) contexts; this has encouraged me to think beyond the settings I'm more familiar with designing for thereby gently stretching my learning beyond the comfort zone! Despite not having a degree in interior design I found the content accessible and it has inspired me to deepen my knowledge of mindfulness as well as interior architecture. It has been an extremely useful learning opportunity. 
Dr. Joe Croft, Head of Sustainability, Overbury & Morgan Lovell
Our team found the ‘Designing Wellbeing in the Workplace’ training days a really exceptional piece of training. The engaging approach initially de-constructed the fundamentals of wellbeing and then built up an array of tools and approaches for our designers to consider during future projects. Much of our team left the session feeling both energised and inspired by Elina’s passion for designing spaces which maximise occupant wellbeing.
Upstream Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle
The expertise and enthusiasm that the Grigoriou team have about workplace productivity and wellbeing is inspiring. In the presentation to us, their illustration of the design features contributing to productive and enjoyable commercial spaces and the evidence to support the thinking was compelling– it really provoked some ideas within the team about how our clients could integrate these into their refurbishments and fit-out projects.

"...exceptional piece of training..."

What is the real value in doing the 
'Design for Wellbeing' training course?
THE TUTOR

ELINA GRIGORIOU FRSA HonRICS

Elina Grigoriou is a London-based Interior Designer, Sustainability and Wellbeing Expert who passionately believes that style and sustainability can be mutually inclusive. With 18 years experience in the commercial interior design sector, she has extensive knowledge of human-centric design to complement her natural creative talent and passion for sustainability. She is an industry specialist in designing for wellbeing, conducting research and applying knowledge at every opportunity, continuously raising awareness of best practice on designing for wellbeing and sustainability in the built environment.

Elina is an RICS Accredited SKA rating assessor and her involvement since 2007 in the SKA rating initiative has been instrumental in bringing the system into effect. She represents Grigoriou Interiors as a RICS SKA Development Partner, and is the SKA Technical Advisor to the RICS as well as Chair of the SKA Technical Committee. In 2017, Elina was awarded Honorary Membership to the RICS in recognition of her dedication and work promoting sustainability in the property sector and was presented to HM Queen Elizabeth during the 2018 RICS 150th anniversary as an example of its work on national and global sustainability efforts.
Due to her leadership thinking, Elina is regularly invited by industry bodies to participate in steering meetings, inspire audiences at public events, participate in industry or social debates, contribute in research work and is a frequent contributor to articles on design, wellbeing and sustainability. Significant industry contributions include the 2014 WGBC report ‘Health Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices” and a 2014 Feeling Good Foundation white paper ‘Wellbeing Matters: assessing views on the impact of the built environment on wellbeing.’ 

Elina was commissioned by RIBA Publishing to write a book on ‘Wellbeing in Interiors: Philosophy, design and value in practice'. 

Elina is the Co-Founder of Grigoriou Interiors, one of the UK’s most forward-thinking design and sustainability studios. Elina is passionate about designing beautiful interiors that ensure the wellbeing of people and the environment; her extensive knowledge of human-centric design is complemented by an eye for aesthetics and in-depth sustainability know-how.

An industry expert on wellbeing in interiors, Elina works to raise awareness of best practice in designing for wellbeing and sustainability in the built environment. Since 2011, Elina and her team have been developing A Better Place - a new wellbeing evaluation framework for interior environments. Aimed specifically for the fit-out sector, it is the first system of its kind to consider all aesthetic design characteristics and places users at the centre. A Better Place provides clients and their designers with clarity on how to harmonise their occupied spaces with the needs of employees and owners while supporting wellbeing and enabling productivity. Because good design is a good investment, A Better Place also provides a framework for evaluating return on investment. 

Wellbeing [and sustainability] projects include designing ‘The Base’, Virgin Atlantic’s £20m cabin crew training centre in Crawley; Huckletree’s first co-working branch in Clerkenwell; Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ most sustainable stand saving €200,000 in annual operating costs; supporting GVA Grimley, Derwent London and Virgin Management achieve SKA Gold for their London offices; and conducting a wellbeing evaluation study for a major British retail landlord’s shopping centre management suite. 

In her personal time, Elina is a Tutor at the School of Philosophy & Economic Science in London. 

On a personal note she likes: critical thinking, kindness and inclusivity, design in all forms, visiting galleries, experiencing real culture, caring for animals, listening to music, reading fabulous philosophy books, protecting the natural environment, swimming for hours in the Serpentine throughout the year, dancing, studying Practical Philosophy, collaborating with people and being part of teams, flowers.

Don’t go there: un-reasoned conversations, pollution and waste of resources, malfunctioning IT equipment, January weather, boring industry exhibitions, “because we have always done it like that” mentality, people that are out to cut costs without thinking of the human and natural capital impacts, clients who don’t understand that ‘design’ is a process of good thinking and de-risking.

Motto: Get Excited & Make Great Things Happen!
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