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Biophilic Design Theory, Practice and Process "FULL DAY Workshop"

By: Elizabeth Freeman Calabrese, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, WELL Faculty

October 30th 2018


Timing: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm


The concepts of Biophilia “love of life” and Biophilic Design are growing as they are now part of several major building certification programs intending to promote human health and well-being. We, as a species, evolved as an interconnected part of nature, however, due to industrialization and modern technologies humanity has become increasingly disconnected from our biocentric roots. Incorporating nature and natural systems & processes back into our built environment is the key to shifting how we design our world—to be more resilient and balanced for both people and planet.
This workshop will review the science, theory and practice of biophilic design while intermittent design vignettes allow attendees to explore the biophilic design process from the urban scale through building architecture and interior design influences.

Please read The Practice of Biophilic Design before the workshop, www.Biophilic-Design.com.

Workshop Agenda:
  • Introduction to biophilia, biophilic design, ecology, ecosystems, ecomimicry, salutogenics, and the supporting research & science.
  • Interactive Design Vignette and discussion of attendee solutions
  • Scales of biophilic design, its role in transition design, building certification programs and urban design .
  • Interactive Design Vignette and discussion
  • Attendee presentations and wrap-up
Learning Objectives
  • Incorporate biophilia and biophilic principles, experiences and attributes into their design practice.
  • Explain the theory and science supporting biophilic design.
  • Integrate biophilic design holistically and ecologically into design solutions.
  • Utilize an ecomimetic approach to the design process.
Who Should Attend:
Urban planners, Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Sustainability Consultants and Professionals

About the instructor:
Elizabeth Freeman Calabrese, AIA is a licensed architect, LEED AP, WELL AP, WELL Faculty and a Global Affiliate for the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont and has been in the design industry over for 30 years with national and international projects to her credit. Elizabeth is a leading educator of biophilic design and believes that ecology and biophilia belong at the foundation and core of professional design programs. As a consultant, she encourages a holistic, integrated, “eco-system” approach when incorporating biophilia into projects including those seeking Living Building Challenge and WELL Building certifications. Elizabeth co-authored The Practice of Biophilic Design in 2015 with Dr. Stephen Kellert (1943-2016) the pioneer of Biophilic Design available at www.Biophilic-Design.com.

Fees per attendee: 1000 QR

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