Henry Pelly appointed as judge for the NLA Wellbeing Prize 2020

13 August 2020

Our Henry Pelly, Senior Sustainability Consultant and Wellbeing Leader, has been appointed as a judge for the New London Architecture Wellbeing Prize.

Seeking projects of the highest design quality that make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital, NLA’s annual Awards recognize schemes in 13 different categories. In addition, there are a number of special prizes, including the Wellbeing Prize. Based on his extensive knowledge in this field, Henry will, along with other jury members, choose a winner for this outstanding recognition.

Henry has accreditation for the Fitwel, WELL and BREEAM certification systems, is a RIBA Chartered Architect and holds a Masters’ degree in Environmental Psychology and Environmental Design. These give him unique insights and perspectives on wellbeing that have made him a sought-after expert for recent guidance such as UKGBC’s Wellbeing for Offices compendium and HEDQF Annual Conference.

Concerned with projects that put wellbeing at the heart of the design, the Wellbeing Prize will be awarded to the scheme that best shows how design approaches that consider key spatial conditions – such as the quality of air, water, light and comfort – can aid mental and physical wellbeing of the people that live or work in them. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in finding ways to create spaces which make people feel better when they inhabit them.

"It's been a great opportunity to see how much good work is currently being done in London to improve people's wellbeing through architecture and design. The process of judging has highlighted the diversity of thinking in what designing for wellbeing means in practice." - Henry Pelly