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Ben Channon

Architect and Author of “Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing”

Ben Channon is an architect, author, TEDx speaker and mental wellbeing advocate, and is well known in the industry as a thought leader in designing for happiness and wellbeing. He is a Director at wellbeing design consultancy Ekkist, where he helps clients and design teams to create healthier places, and researches how buildings and urban design can impact how we feel, think and behave/

After suffering with burnout in his mid-twenties, Ben began researching the relationship between buildings and happiness, which formed the basis of his first book: ‘Happy by Design’. Ben’s second book ‘The Happy Design Toolkit’ – which offers more practical advice on how to create buildings for our mental wellbeing – was published in March 2022. Ben now speaks on this subject to businesses and universities around the world. 

Ben is a WELL Accredited Professional and has been a member of the WELL Mind Advisory panel, using his expertise to raise the bar for healthy buildings worldwide.