Stress can be a very strong negative force on a student’s academic performance – as well as their health and personal lives. When cortisol levels are elevated, the body has to work harder to regulate stress hormones, making it very difficult for pupils to concentrate on learning. And while architecture may not be the biggest contributor to stress, it is definitely a factor worth paying attention to. Especially when in the process of designing a school or educational space. So, what are some things we can do architecturally to help reduce student stress?
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