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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST

Image courtesy of Shepley Bulfinch


Agenda Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Connect: Biophilia & Biophilic Design Theory
Gain an understanding of the cultural history and benefits of
biophilia – human-nature connection
Review the theory and associated benefits of biophilic design and how Biophilic
spaces can promote human health, specifically related to mental health and within
the context of a global pandemic
Review the associated benefits of biophilic design for a variety of
major building typologies
Understand the principles of biophilic design elements and over 70 associated
patterns and attributes

Agenda Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Learn: Biophilic Design: Science & Economics
By example of case studies, understand how the six major biophilic design elements
and attributes can be expressed in a project design
Gain an overview of what the science tells us with leading research metrics related to
the value of biophilia and biophilic design for human health and well-being
Learn about successful implementation projects of
biophilic design at multiple project scales
Discover tools and resources for engaging in biophilic design research

Agenda Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Practice: Biophilic Design Integration
Understand leading methods to successfully integrate biophilic design
including project essence mapping techniques
Review the four major benefits of an integrative biophilic design process
Gain an understanding of biophilic design practice through relevant case studies
Learn a variety of ways to overcome barriers, and increase collaboration, partnership
and connection with project owners, decision makers and designers to better
integrate biophilic design on your projects



Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

Interior Designers:
(see credit panel below for details)

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:     (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)

Certified Planners:
CM | 6.0


Continuing Education Credit Information

The Value and Practice of Biophilic Design
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers licensed in all states.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i) (2) and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

This webinar is approved for 6.0 continuing education hours/PDHs for Louisiana interior designers. Interior designers in states that accept AIA HSW coursework or do not otherwise preapprove courses will be able to apply the hours earned at this event, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. HalfMoon Education is not seeking course approval in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey or New Mexico.

HalfMoon Education is an approved provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .60 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Sonja Bochart, IIDA., LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP

Director with Shepley Bulfinch

Sonja Bochart’s background in creating meaningful and healthy spaces can be found in her over 20 year of experience as a designer; shaping spaces for connection, healing and overall well-being. She is a Director with Shepley Bulfinch and also provides consulting services through Lens Strategy, a consulting studio within Shepley Bulfinch. An avid speaker, instructor, leader and writer, she promotes thoughtfulness and leading-edge innovations of holistic design with a focus on human health and wellness. Her interior design portfolio includes award-winning educational, community, international, cultural, residential and corporate spaces. Her designs and workshops integrate leading edge principles of biophilia (passion for life), mindfulness, evidence based design, storytelling and sustainability to create holistic places of wellness, inspiration and transformation 


AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: The Value and Practice of Biophilic Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course on biophilic design – a design approach emphasizing the connection between the built environment, its occupants, and nature – examines the benefits of biophilic design elements for a variety of major building typologies. Topics include how biophilic spaces promote human health, a review and examination of the six major biophilic design elements, and how to better integrate biophilic practices into design projects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the theory and basic elements of biophilic design, and explain how biophilic spaces can promote human health.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the six major biophilic design principles, and reference scientific studies and research metrics that show the benefits of biophilic design for human health and wellness.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference design tools, resources and case studies of successful implementation projects at multiple project scales.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to acquire strategies to integrate biophilic design into projects by increasing collaboration, partnership and connection with with project owners and designers.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with interior architecture and design concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/10/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.