Josh Artus
Josh Artus
Centric Lab

Everything but the Office. Creating places that respond to urban stressors to maximise human performance.

Urban environments can impose significant stresses on workers, depleting their concentration, limiting their ability to tackle complex work and potentially threatening their mental and physical health. Josh’s business Centric Lab look at urban environments through a neuroscience lens to understand the links between people, place and performance. They help designers, place makers and developers dynamically respond to urban challenges and create places that enhance human performance for the workforce of the future.

Josh’s work combines urban and neuroscience data to help create environments that are healthier for humans, within a career consistently focused on connecting people and spaces. In 2008 he joined the location library Amazing Space, connecting film companies to locations. In 2011 he founded ACTE Arts, linking London artists with affordable commercial space. In 2013 he was Appear Here’s first employee, helping real estate companies bring their retail stock into the twenty first century and brands with property via an online platform dubbed the "airbnb for retail".