Parker School- Science Pavilion
Studies have shown that incorporating natural daylight in an interior space is beneficial for everyone, increasing concentration, reducing sick leave, and reducing workplace fatigue and error. Exposure to the natural rhythms of the sunlight as it moves across the sky directly affects a person’s circadian rhythm, which is tied to their immune system, mental health, and overall wellbeing. Daylighting is especially effective in healthcare environments in increasing recovery rates.
Incorporating Biophilic components, such as interior landscaping and implied natural elements, into an interior environment connects the buildings occupants to a sense of nature.  Employees with a view of outside are more likely to report job satisfaction and take fewer sick leaves. Moreover, biophilic elements add a sense of calm and connectedness in chaotic healthcare environments.