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Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Biophilic Design Process: Vignette Workshop

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This session has a 15-minute break from 3:15 - 3:30. 

There is much attention and growing interest in Biophilia and Biophilic Design regarding theory, science, benefits and practice. However, limited workshops are currently offered across disciplines that teach the Biophilic Design Process step by step.

This proposed workshop will address how Biophilic Principles can be utilized to create healthy and healing habits for both people and the planet and how best to incorporate Biophilic Principles into various biophilic frameworks and throughout all phases of the design process.

The Principles of Biophilic Design:

• Fosters a repeated and sustained engagement with nature.
• Focuses on human adaptations to the natural world that over evolutionary time have advanced people’s health, fitness and wellbeing.
• Encourages an emotional attachment to particular settings and places.
• Promotes positive interactions between people and nature that encourage an expanded sense of responsibility and stewardship for the human and natural communities.
• Encourages ecologically connected, mutually reinforced and integrated design solutions.

The session will explore utilizing an eco-system or ecomimetic approach to integrating nature, and natural systems & processes holistically, symbiotically and synergistically with human-created systems within the built environment.

The presenters will explain the design process as planting a seed of intent and allowing biophilia and ecology to sprout from that seed. The design solutions coalesce as a natural ecosystem would and the intent is human health, wellbeing and planetary healing. The Biophilic Principles are the touchstones along the way.

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

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Lindsay James

Principal, Chrysalis Strategies
Lindsay James is a well-known expert in the field of sustainability, specializing in biomimicry. In addition to serving on the faculty for Arizona State University’s Biomimicry Center, she leads Chrysalis Strategies, a consultancy focusing on the commercialization of biomimetic... Read More →
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Sonja Bochart

IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Sonja Bochart has over twenty years of experience as a health and wellness focused project designer and biophilic design consultant. Her portfolio includes higher-education, healthcare, cultural, and corporate design, including projects meeting LEED, LBC and WELL Building Standard... Read More →
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Elizabeth Freeman

Principal Architect, AIA, LEED AP, WELL Faculty, Calabrese Architects, Inc.
Elizabeth Freeman Calabrese, AIA is a leading educator of Biophilic Design. She is a licensed architect, LEED AP, WELL Faculty and has been in the design industry over for 30 years with national and international projects to her credit. Elizabeth believes that ecology and biophilia... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Room: Elwha B