Studies on the effects of removing animals from nature date back to the early 17th Century. They discovered that creatures withdrawn from the resources and stimuli in their natural environment experience a range of negative impacts, including stress, anxiety, behavioral changes, and compromised physical health. To mitigate these adverse effects, wildlife caretakers embraced the concepts found in Horticultural Therapy to create “habitats” that closely mimic the animals’ natural surroundings to give them the ability to interact with nature. Why would we not do the same for ourselves? Recent research has brought awareness that, like animals, we too have these same destructive mental and physical responses when deprived of a connection to nature. The demands of our urban lifestyle have us spending 90% of our time in the convenience and protection of built spaces. Imagine if we redefined them as “habitats,” focusing on our innate human needs. Does this change the way you visualize your home and office? Would it change your approach to the way you design these spaces?