Happiness CRTKL

PODCAST | Designing for Happiness

Happiness is becoming a currency, recognised by governments and corporations alike, but why should the property sector take notice?

Global architecture firm and creative thinkers, CallisonRTKL, have formed a Happiness by Design partnership with culture coach Designing Happiness Global, and leading Egyptian developer DMG Mountain View, working together on a pilot project in Egypt with Mountain View’s Happy HQ being used as a case study for happiness design principles in action.

Combining CallisonRTKL’s human-centric design expertise with DH Global’s science of happiness, the data-driven process is being worked into a Happiness by Design index, which could be as important as BREEAM in assessing the performance and social impact of design.

In this podcast, the partnership unpacks the Happiness movement, explores how something as intangible as Happiness can be effectively measured, and discuss the benefits of a Happiness-led building design approach for all involved.


  • Katie Sprague, senior vice president at CallisonRTKL
  • Ahmed Elmoursy, head of innovation at Mountain view
  • Shereen H Eltobgy, lead coach and happiness orchestrator at Delivering Happiness Global
  • Chaired by Jessica Middelton-Pugh, contributing editor, Place North West


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