• News Release: 7/22/2022

    Ithaca, NY – HOLT Architects announced today it has earned the WELL Certification through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and its 10th Best Places to Work award.
    WELL Certification
    The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement, and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.
    Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps in order to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community.
    The WELL Health-Safety Rating provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators. It leverages insights drawn from the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19, in addition to guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standard-making associations such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions, as well as core principles already established by IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, the premier framework for advancing health in buildings and spaces of all kinds.
    Best Places to Work
    HOLT Architects has been named a 2022 Best Places to Work – marking its 10th consecutive year receiving this award. HOLT’s award, by BizEventz/the CNY Business Journal, is based on employee feedback and cited the firm’s focus on flexibility and quality of work as most impactful.
    About HOLT
    Founded in 1963, HOLT Architects believes in creating enduring, sustainably designed buildings that enhance the quality of life of their inhabitants and the community. We foster a listen-first approach to design, involving clients at every phase. We cultivate an environment of collaboration as well as individual initiative and growth. We value integrity and are committed to serving our clients and the communities where our projects are built.

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