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Friday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Beyond Green Walls: How Environments Utilizing Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation Can Create Better Habitats for Humans

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Humans have evolved over thousands of years in environments that constantly change. Be it audio, visual, thermal or olfactory, our natural habitats changed throughout the year and certainly throughout the day. Our seminar will train attendees’ focus on many of our modern day-built environments, which are static and actually have the ability to harm us physically and mentally. Our speakers will illustrate how, through a better understanding of our innate human needs, we can create environments that better supports our innate, hard-wired inclinations to be restored by subtly changing environments. Also, our speakers will provide a scientific basis for the Attention Restoration Theory and provide examples of how this theory can be incorporated into the modern built environment.

This seminar fits perfectly in the topic area of Biomimicry + Biophilia. The presentation is shared equally between the two presenters. It is lecture style with time at the end for attendees to ask questions.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.25 LFA credits
  • 1.25 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Bill Browning

Co-Founder, Terrapin Bright Green
Bill Browning, is one of the green building and real estate industry's foremost thinkers and strategists, and an advocate for sustainable design solutions at all levels of business, government, and civil society. In 2006, he cofounded Terrapin Bright Green an environmental strategies... Read More →
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David Gerson

Vice President, Marketing, Inscape
David Gerson has held numerous executive and global roles for major brands within the commercial interior design industry for over 15 years, including Interface and Inscape. His current professional obsession is the science and theory surrounding Biophilic Design and the impacts it... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Room: Elwha B