Architecture and Creativity: Does Beauty Matter?

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Science  14 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5451, pp. 212
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5451.212

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At a symposium on science and architecture held last fall at the University of Cincinnati, a high-profile panel wrestled with the ultimate question: Does the architecture of a laboratory influence a scientist's creativity and productivity? The short answer is, it depends on whom you ask.