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Apr 24, 2020

Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO at Delos is our guest today on the podcast. By placing health and wellness at the center of design, construction, technology and programming decisions, Delos is transforming our indoor environments into spaces that actively contribute to human health and well-being. Paul shares how the current crisis is moving beyond political boundaries. “At the end of the day,” Paul shares, “The broader notion of wellness real estate--if we can use our buildings, our homes, our offices, our schools, our hotels, and our senior and assisted living facilities as a way to, constantly and passively, deliver preventative medical intentions through four walls and a roof, there is not one political mind in the world that will have a problem with that.” This and Delos’s new Facilities Improvement Program and how it can help our most vulnerable population in this pandemic---our older adults in senior living communities and facilities---on today’s episode of the Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 podcast. 

After 18 years on Wall Street, including 10 at Goldman Sachs as a Partner, Paul Scialla’s interest in sustainability and altruistic capitalism led him to found Delos, which is merging the world’s largest asset class – real estate – with the world’s fastest growing industry – wellness. Since the company’s inception, Paul has become a leading voice in the sustainability movement, serving as a keynote speaker at prominent green building, real estate, and technology forums and conferences around the world.

Paul is also the Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which administers the WELL Building Standard® globally to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment, a member of the Board of Directors for the Chopra Foundation, and a founding board member of the JUST Capital Foundation. Paul graduated from New York University with a degree in finance, and he currently resides in New York City.

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Here’s what you’ll learn from Cheryl’s conversation today with Paul Scialla:

  • Who is Delos and what is a Well Building as interpreted by Delos?
  • What are the components of a Well Building and why is this important during this pandemic?
  • What is Delos’s new Facilities Improvement Program or FIP and how can it help our most vulnerable population in this pandemic--our older adults in senior living communities and facilities?
  • What is Delos’s Stay Well program and how can the healthcare design community learn from it moving forward?
  • Is there a political divide in the USA when it comes to wellness in the built environment and the current crisis?
  • What is the future of healthcare and wellness and will hotels and wellness come together in the future?
  • Advice for the younger generation of healthcare design and architecture students who feel compelled to help make a difference in the world, but are also afraid to do so.

This program is brought to you by Porcelanosa who extend their heartfelt appreciation for your support of this podcast. Stay safe and be well. To learn more about Porcelanosa, visit

Thank you to our industry partner, The Center for Health Design. To learn more about CHD’s new program MakingRoom, Connecting hotels and hospitals with urgent needs for space, please visit,

Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:

  • The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers
  • The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design

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Connect to a community interested in supporting clinician involvement in design and construction of the built environment by visiting The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design at

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