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Atkins’ human-centred design tool, WellBriefing, has scooped the AJ100 Best Use of Technology award. 

The AJ100 ranks the largest architecture practices in the UK (based on the number of qualified architects employed) as well as highlighting specific achievements through 14 different award categories.

Atkins strengthened its position to seventh on the AJ100, climbing three places in the rankings and beat five other shortlisted leading design practices to win the award at the ceremony in London, for which nominees had to show how they have used technology to transform the way they do business.

The WellBriefing tool puts wellbeing at the heart of building design and aims to create environments that have a positive impact on both the physiological and psychological needs in people's lives. The service identifies nine key factors such as light, air quality, interaction, and connection which contribute to the environment in a building and impact on our health, wellbeing and productivity.

Judge Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield said: "WellBriefing makes the invisible visible."

Philip Watson, Atkin’s UK design director, on receiving the award on behalf of Atkins, commented: “I’m delighted to see Atkins Human-Centred Design approach being recognised as an innovative new technology that measures the impact of design decisions on people's wellbeing.”



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