John Stewart of Encompass Develop Design and Construct to Present on Sensory Informed Design at the 2018 Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference.

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John Stewart will be presenting his findings later this month at the 2018 Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference at the SALK Institute in La Jolla, CA. John will be joined by other minds from around the world to discuss the research and positive and negative neurological effects that our crafted environments can have on each of us.

The Gaming and Hospitality industries are some of the most competitive in the world and building an excellent experience that guests will carry with them is what Sensory Informed Design is all about.

For many years, John Stewart and his firm Encompass Develop Design and Construct have formed partnerships in hospitality and gaming industries with notable Commercial and Native American Clients. The gaming and leisure entertainment industry has served as a key driver of increased Tribal revenues and has contributed to many Tribes enhanced financial strength guiding their quest to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Early on, the focus of Encompass was based on creating entertainment and related venues based on theories of design. But as with any industry the times have changed, and the introduction of new research in neuroscience has opened up the potential to tap into the minds and thought patterns of guests to create environments that will be more than just a place to stay. John and his team have aimed to create hospitality and gaming environments that guests will remember no matter where they are by tapping into their senses through the understanding of brain science. Harnessing the memory of touch, smell, sound, taste, and sight (and our other 25 or so senses) can instantly send that customer back in time to their last vacation and create nostalgia to return and tell stories of their great experiences.

In recent years, the focus has been on perfecting the relationship between the visitor and the experience. The Gaming and Hospitality industries are some of the most competitive in the world and building an excellent experience that guests will carry with them is what Sensory Informed Design is all about. Crafting hotel rooms, restaurants, gaming floors, and spas, with scientifically informed architecture and using specific materials to create environments that are memorable is the goal. Maintaining that competitive edge is paramount to building a successful and long-lasting customer relationship. To accomplish that, John and his team use Sensory Informed Design with the core focus of creating memorable one-of-a-kind experiences that will keep guests coming back to those Commercial and Native American owned hospitality locations for years to come.

John Stewart will be presenting his findings later this month at the 2018 Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference at the SALK Institute in La Jolla, CA. John will be joined by other minds from around the world to discuss the research and positive and negative neurological effects that our crafted environments can have on each of us.

John Stewart is an award-winning registered architect, licensed contractor, and licensed authority in the hospitality and gaming industries across the United States, Canada, Aruba and Jamaica. He founded Encompass Develop Design and Construct, LLC in 1999 with offices in LaGrange, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Gulfport, MS. John’s experience includes project development in industries including hospitality and gaming, restaurant and food service, retail, healthcare, religious, and manufacturing. His focus is on Sensory Informed Design and developing an understanding of how Neuroscience can inform design and memory formation trough human experiences in built environments.

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