People

Leigh Stringer, LEED AP

Workplace Strategy

Leigh helps clients create inspiring, sustainable and high-performing workplace environments that facilitate collaboration and enhance wellness and productivity, and leads workplace research for EYP. Her diverse projects include master plans for the Architect of the Capitol and workplace strategies for GlaxoSmithKline, The MITRE Corporation, Zurich Financial, American Express and Georgia Pacific. She has conducted major workplace research studies for the GSA and Ernst & Young, as well as facility programs for Heathrow Airport and Columbia University Medical Center School of Public Health and Dentistry.

Leigh has been interviewed for her work by CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America as well as radio and podcasts hosts everywhere. She is the author of two best-selling books, The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment and the Bottom Line and The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees – and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line. Leigh also regularly writes for a number of magazines and newspapers about how space plays a role in health, wellness, engagement, and performance.

Leigh is currently collaborating with Harvard University’s School of Public Health, the Center for Active Design in New York, and the AIA DC Chapter on Health and Well-being to create new tools to connect like minds and to blur the boundaries across industries in order to advance our improve our well-being at work. She is excited to be on the Advisory Board of a new nonprofit organization, Global Women for Wellbeing.

Publications

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Slate magazine looks at Wellness in the Workplace

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Learning by Design profiles Workplace expert Leigh Stringer’s findings on campus well-being and mental health.

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Leigh Stringer’s Work Design research-based article explores workplace design strategies that support emotional safety while proactively reducing the opportunity for unacceptable behavior to occur.

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American Builders Quarterly highlights our expertise on developing wellness-oriented solutions for today’s ever-evolving office space.

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How does your organization measure health and human performance? Well, the answer might vary depending on who you ask, but new tools and methods are taking a more comprehensive and objective approach to the study. More

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Research demonstrates that integrating healthy practices into the workplace can help foster engagement, improve employee performance, and increase the bottom line. In The Globe and Mail article, “Have a Healthy New Year,” Leigh Stringer explores 10 healthy workplace strategies that companies can incorporate to maximize success.

EYP's Leigh Stringer, in collaboration with research partners Eileen McNeely, and Joe Allen with the TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health share how to identify and measure drivers of wellness in a recent article for Tradeline Inc.

Do you actually know what’s happening biologically in your body when you experience stress—and what that means for your ability to make decisions? More

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Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, EYP's workplace strategy expert, brings her exceptional insight into the subject of the ergonomic workplace - what works and what needs improvement. More

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FITWEL is a new certification developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the US General Services Administration to evaluate workplaces for supporting human health and wellbeing

Leigh Stringer interviewed Joanna Frank, Executive Director of the Center for Active Design about the certification, and how CfAD will be administering FITWEL.

Leigh was recently interviewed by the American Management Association on how office culture & environment makes a huge impact on the well-being of a company and its employees. More

Open workplaces designed to encourage innovation and creativity often have the reverse effect, but there are practical solutions for helping managers (and those of us designing work spaces) think differently about the way we approach open work and work environments. More

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An Interview with Teresa Amabile, Professor and Director of Research at Harvard Business School, on a closer look at creativity and the physical environment. More

An Interview with Paul Scialla, Founder of Delos and the International WELL Building Institute on building standards that focus exclusively on human health and wellness. More

A conversation with a self-professed "feng shui master" Sally Augustin, PhD, whose focus is on the science of space – helping people live their best lives. More

A good portion of our global workforce spends a larger portion of each day indoors, which essentially puts workers in a state of “light deficiency.” We need more intense light to reset our biological clock. More

Workers who have control over their work and work environment typically have more positive health outcomes, even if they have stressful jobs. More

An interview with Ron Goetzel of Johns Hopkins University who discusses the business case behind comprehensive health programs and healthy workplaces. More

The latest research points to the importance of movement, relaxation, giving our brains places of psychological restoration, and bumping into new people and places to trigger new ideas. More

An Interview with Jennifer Stevens, PhD, who studies how our behavior is impacted by the spaces we occupy. More

Knowing when and how to be robust or efficient is a critical decision for almost every aspect of life, and learning the how and why of when nature has evolved different strategies for each can be enlightening. More

An interview with Dr. Tom Hale, Executive Director of Mercy Virtual, who shares how telemedicine should be accommodated in the buildings of the future. More

How to accommodate individual and group “flow” into the workplace. More

The concept of “urban friction” and how space can facilitate it. More

The neuroscience behind creativity and how space can promote it. More

The real story behind Churchill’s quote, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us” and what we can take away from his words. More

A different way to think about open office environments. More

Representative Projects

Workplace Collaboration

Headquarters Office Building

Confidential Healthcare Nonprofit

Government

Redesigned space can accommodate 10% staffing growth.