Who we Are
The Institute for Health in the Built Environment was founded by three research laboratories at the University of Oregon: Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, Biology and the Built Environment Center, and Baker Lighting Lab.
The long-standing collaboration between these three seemingly disparate fields became the model for what the Institute hopes to achieve. Not only do these research laboratories share workspace, research tools, and personnel; they share ideas and a new way of conceptualizing the solution to a problem. Formed in the spirit of this collaborative strategy, the Institute for Health in the Built Environment seeks to broaden the network of researchers and practitioners such that issues concerning health, comfort, and sustainability in the human ecosystem are addressed in a way that benefits our work, our community, and our planet.
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
Professor, Department of Architecture; Director, ESBL, BioBE, IHBE
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture; Chair, Baker Lighting Laboratory
Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
G.Z. (Charlie) Brown, FAIA (1942-2020)
Founding Director, ESBL
Senior Research Assistant I, ESBL
Post Doctoral Scholar, BioBE, ESBL
Senior Research Assistant II, ESBL
Research Assistant Professor, ESBL
Research Associate, ESBL
Research Assistant, Lab Manager, BioBE