January 28, 2021 – Antinozzi Associates is proud to announce that Patti McKeon, NCIDQ and Sawsan Khloudi have earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), placing them among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment. The WELL AP credential is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building Standard (WELL).  

WELL APs have successfully passed the WELL AP exam, an assessment based on the expertise of leading practitioners in the field of design, health, and wellness in the built environment. Developed using GBCI’s rigorous test development best practices, the WELL AP exam is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices, and applications of the WELL Building Standard. The WELL AP Exam was launched last October and was complemented by a comprehensive educational program.  

The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.  

“The spaces we design for our clients, like schools, are places where they spend a lot of time. Applying the WELL principles can help clients and students achieve their goals and impact their overall health and well-being,” said Senior Associate and Registered Interior Designer Patti McKeon. Interior Designer Sawsan Khloudi added, “We as humans appreciate being loved and cared for. We tend to be more productive when we feel happy and comfortable. In the workplace, creating a healthy work environment for employees and fulfilling their needs is key to enhancing their productivity and sense of belonging. Following the WELL standards will enable employers to establish a workplace that impacts the performance and well-being of their employees in a positive manner, and retain their loyalty in the long run.”  

With this new credential, Antinozzi Associates is proud to be a part of a network of organizations leading the movement to advance health and well-being for all. By applying wellness strategies in their designs, the firm is committed to enhancing and supporting health. The WELL Building Standard and more information on the WELL AP is available at www.wellcertified.com.