In a diverse design practice such as Perkins+Will, we have found recent trends in interior design that reach across market sectors that appear to link aspects of environmental design to improvements in productivity, health and learning capacity. Several common attributes or trends are found to occur in all project types, regardless of the particular functionalities of the spaces under consideration. Are there actually metrics that will link these attributes to improved performance or health? Does research within any particular market sector relating to the discrete parameters for success within that project type support the importance of these attributes in a high performance interior?
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