Robert D. Henry
Architecture + Interiors
Our Wellness Mission
ROBERT D. HENRY designs environments that prioritize well-being for our guests, patrons, viewers, habitués, and bums on seats [just kidding], promoting personal health and longevity. As modern people, we spend 90% of our time indoors, thus our quality of life is directly affected by the built environment.
VALUES – Enhancing human health and well-being through architecture & interior design. Utilizing building systems with advanced technology to elevate health and comfort.
STRATEGY – Marrying evidence-based practices with experiential design. Integrating the senses: sound, touch, taste, smell, and sight; orchestrating into a comprehensive and memorable experience.
About Robert D. Henry Architects
Robert D. Henry Architects (RDH-A), is an international “wellness and Spa design” firm prioritizing the well-being of its users and promoting personal health and longevity. Founder Bob Henry was inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle for innovative wellness design for both hospitality and residential projects.
The design firm integrates the (5) senses in their work while creating an experiential journey for guests. RDHA integrates evidence-based design systems to promote the quality of air, water, natural light, noise mitigation, and human-centric comfort for a sustainable future. Clients include Mandarin Oriental, Canyon Ranch, Steve Wynn, and the royal family of KSA. RDHA strives for an architecture that not only looks good, but feels, sounds, and even smells good.
Bob has developed wellness design industry firsts over his 30-year career including NYC’s first Medical Spa, Canyon Ranch’s ‘wellness tower” prototype, and the Setia’s “urban retreat.” as He was recently selected by Hilton hotels to develop their “wellness standards” across all 13-brands.
He established well-being guest standards including design guidelines for their Spa and Fitness areas while integrating healthy lifestyle features for guests from the moment they check in to the time they check out. This included, “wellness suites” w/ in-room spa and fitness amenities along with signature bathing rituals for their luxury suites at the Waldorf Astoria properties.
Bob is the author of Spa: The Sensuous Experience and is a keynote speaker at Hospitality and Wellness conferences internationally.
Robert D. Henry, AIA, NCARB, Founder & Principal
Robert D. Henry Architects (RDH-A), is an international “wellness design” firm prioritizing the well-being of its users and promoting personal health and longevity. Founder Bob Henry was inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle for innovative wellness design for both hospitality and residential projects.
Bob Henry is the founder and principal of Robert D. Henry Architects, an award-winning wellness architecture and design firm located in New York City. He is the author of the book SPA: The Sensuous Experience and has been interviewed extensively on his expertise in designing for health and well-being.
RDHA believes in exceeding the building code requirements to create the optimal environment for personal health and well-being.
Our evidence-based design and new building system technologies are seamlessly integrated into spaces for living, working, relaxing, and healing to positively improve user health.
Our health and longevity philosophy includes physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being strategies. The quality of air, water, light, sleep, noise, nourishment, and comfort are critical variables in our architectural toolbox.
Visit our portfolio of residential & hospitality projects and you will find a list at the bottom of each project description that outlines these “wellness” criteria for a healthier building and higher quality of life for its inhabitants.