Institute for Health and the Built Environment
University of Oregon
Dr. Mark Fretz is Interim Director of the Institute for Health in the Built Environment in the College of Design and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon. He directs the Institute’s industry research consortium, Build Health, which leverages design thinking and transdisciplinary science collaboration to develop and apply innovative design solutions for built environments that simultaneously promote healthier individuals, communities, and planet. His research and teaching focus on exploring the unseen experiential design elements in the built environment that impact transspecies health across multiple scales ranging from microbes and molecules to energy and carbon.