Dana Ohler

Dana is a writer at APA – The Engineered Wood Association, working with APA engineers on researching, compiling, and editing technical documents, product guides, and case studies related to engineered wood construction and design. With a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from Pacific Lutheran University, she was editor in chief for Premier Media Group’s collection of shelter magazines prior to joining the Association.

Wood, natural materials, building materials, interiors

A Canadian study showed that wood in interiors was perceived by a majority of subjects as more “warm,” “inviting,” “homey,” and “relaxing” than all other tested materials.

Building Materials | APA Designers Circle: Projects and Practices | July 24, 2015
The preference for nature has a name: biophilia, which literally means “love of life.” 
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