BKV Group: Student Health and Wellness

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STUDENT HEALTH & WELLNESS

STUDENT HEALTH & WELLNESS A r chi t e c t u r e

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WELLNESS CONCEPTS HEALTH AND WELLNESS ARE A KEY FOCUS FOR TODAY’S STUDENT. A holistic approach to a balanced lifestyle (mind, body, and spirit) are critical considerations for all ages. Modern student housing communities need to take into consideration how they support students personal, academic, and social success while providing an experience that aligns with their values and desires for a well-balanced life. BKV Group explores health and wellness concepts through eight lenses: Social, Environment, Occupational, Spiritual, financial, emotional, intellectual and Physical wellness. We look at how each of these areas translate to student needs and how they affect design trends that can shape the student living environment.

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


BKV GROUP | 3


SOCIAL WELLNESS Social Wellness focuses on students’ relationships with others. How can we use design to help build healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships? How can we make it easier for students to connect with others?

AMENITIES • Shift from luxury to practical • Flex spaces for study and collaboration • Safe and inclusive amenities and programs • Gender-neutral restroom design • Variety in amenities (offering spaces for like-minded people to connect) • Maker spaces to promote creativity • Spaces for organizations/clubs to meet • Pet amenity spaces for furry friends to gather • Indoor/outdoor connections • Use of social media for marketing • Focus on safety and security/monitoring

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


BKV GROUP | 5


ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNE Environmental Wellness is an awareness of the interdependent relationship between people and the earth. How can we create spaces and systems for students that are conscious of the impact to our planet?

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN • Incentivising environment-conscious behavior • Biophilic design • Recycling programs • Smart building technology (lighting/HVAC/security) • Natural light, LED lighting, and passive lighting • Operable windows • Enhanced air filtration • Energy smart appliances • Solar panels • Rain barrels • Community gardens • Composting • Low flow plumbing

TRANSPORTATION • Reduced parking (increase in walking/biking) • Ride share and shuttle services • Eco-friendly scooters, skateboards, and bikes • Bike share, bike storage, and bike repair

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


ESS

BKV GROUP | 7


OCCUPATIONAL WELLNES Occupational Wellness ensures a balance between work and leisure. Students need spaces for both study and social activities. How can we create flexible spaces that can help promote this balance?

UNITS • Increased privacy • More singles; larger doubles • Private baths (spa/baths) • More spacious bedrooms • Improved study space in unit

AMENITIES • Flex spaces for both study and social activities • Social programming and events • Resource centers • Spaces for in-person and virtual events

BUILDING SERVICES • Concierge services to help manage lifestyle • On-site staff • 24/7 Package retrieval and package lockers • Keyless entry and ease of accessibility • Dry cleaning and laundry services

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


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BKV GROUP | 9


SPIRITUAL WELLNESS Spiritual Wellness focuses on individual’s spiritual health. Spaces should be provided for deepening your spiritual practice.

UNIT/AMENITY DESIGN & PROGRAMS • Mindfulness programs • Safe, quiet spaces for reflection and spiritual growth • More private unit design • Noise control solutions in units and quiet amenity areas • Inspiring spiritual spaces that offer solace and respite • Connection to nature

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


BKV GROUP | 11


FINANCIAL WELLNESS Financial Wellness helps to effectively manage your economic life. How is student housing effectively considering students financials? • Smaller (more affordable) units, larger shared amenities • Free programs and events • Furnished units • Properties making contributions to charitable causes • Cashless transactions • Diverse unit types (offering different lifestyle preferences)

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


BKV GROUP | 13


EMOTIONAL WELLNESS Emotional Wellness encourages self-care and stress reduction. How can we use programming in design to boost self-care? • Mindfulness programs • Use of lighting and natural light to positively affect mood • Spaces for stress reducing activities • Music • Yoga • Meditation • Reading • Therapy • Exercise • Spa • Green/Outdoor Space

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


BKV GROUP | 15


INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS Intellectual Wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. How can we provide spaces to actively expand students knowledge and skills? • Advanced technology • Online accessibility • Cashless transactions (e.g. laundry services) • Smart technology in units and amenities • Maker space • Performance space • Gallery space • Conference space • Community events/programs

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


BKV GROUP | 17


PHYSICAL WELLNESS Physical Wellness focuses on the care of our physical bodies. Student housing should help support physical activity, nutrition, and mental health. • Ensure health and safety • Upgraded sanitation measures/illness prevention • Social distancing measures • Substance free • Athletics/recreation • Advanced and innovative fitness centers • Fitness programs and classes • Mental health • Mindfulness programs • Sleep health • Nutrition and cooking resources • Healthy vending • Mini pantry and retail • Food delivery services

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


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DESIGN STRATEGIES - UNIT TREND TOWARD INCREASED PRIVACY • More singles • Larger doubles • Private baths • Spa/baths • More spacious bedrooms • Improved study space in unit • Natural ventilation • Smart technology (thermostats, lighting, locks) • Sound transmission considerations • Unique unit plans and finish package options to fit individuals’ needs/lifestyles

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


ITS

BKV GROUP | 21


DESIGN STRATEGIES - AME TRANSPORTATION • Increase in walking/biking • Focus on bike lounges, bike repair, bike storage as amenity • Reduced parking • Increase in shuttle services • Eco-friendly scooters, skateboards, and bikes • Bike share • Ride share

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


MENITIES

BKV GROUP | 23


DESIGN STRATEGIES - AME SHIFT FROM LUXURY TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS • Innovative fitness centers • Outdoor fitness • Bike sharing • Ride sharing pick up areas • Healthy vending • Mini pantry / retail • Food delivery • Enhanced air purification • Biophilic Design

SHIFT FROM LUXURY TO AFFORDABLE/PRACTICAL/ INCLUSIVE • Flex spaces for study and collaboration • Safe, sustainable, and inclusive • Maker space • 24/7 Package retrieval • Keyless entry • Concierge services • Pet amenities

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


MENITIES

BKV GROUP | 25


DESIGN STRATEGIES - AME SUSTAINABLE DESIGN • Operable windows • Natural light • Enhanced air filtration • Energy smart appliances • Led lighting • Passive lighting • Solar panels • Rain barrels • Vegetable gardens • Composting • Low flow plumbing • Recycling programs • Bike sharing • Ride sharing

STUDENT LIVING | HEALTH & WELLNESS


MENITIES

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