Cognitive Approach

We deliver healthy design for all people.  Whether it’s a therapeutic space for veterans recovering from PTSD, somewhere for low-income seniors to continue lifelong learning, or a safe place that helps reduce childhood obesity, we focus on the role the built environment plays in shaping people’s lives. 

Cognitive Design is a curated network of experts working together to improve people’s lives through design of the built environment.

We offer consulting, design and research services for projects to improve human performance in health- and wellbeing- related activities. Founded by award-winning architect and researcher Matt Finn, we set ourselves apart by assembling a nimble, multidisciplinary, team to help our clients think through and solve complex problems.

We passionately support our clients’ mission and our our people-centric philosophy is embodied in everything we do.