Kyle Konis’s daylighting research in Architect Magazine

Kyle Konis’s daylighting research in Architect Magazine

 

Architect Magazine recently featured Assistant Professor Kyle Konis’s research on the effects of daylighting on human health.

 

Konis received AIA Upjohn Research Initiative grants in both 2013 and 2016 in support of his daylighting research. The 2013 grant enabled Konis to run a field study on the effects of increased daylight intake for elderly dementia patients. (Spoiler alert: It helps.) With the second grant, Konis is developing a daylighting metric and design assist tool that can help analyze the performance of daylighting strategies during the design phases of a project or assess the circadian effectiveness of existing spaces.

 

The article notes, “Konis is contributing to a body of evidence demonstrating the positive impact of daylight access on health outcomes. As an architect, he is simultaneously exploring how to translate emerging evidence into an architectural prescription that could reduce the need for drugs to treat depression and negative behaviors.”

 

Read the whole article.