The Value and Practice of Biophilic Design
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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
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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
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.6 CEUs (Building)
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The Value and Practice of Biophilic Design
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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 LFA
Ms. Bochart, a design leader in health and wellness for over 25 years, has an extensive background in creating spaces to support both human and ecological wellbeing. She works nationally and internationally as a biophilia and sustainability design consultant and educator. Ms. Bochart’s portfolio includes leading the design for projects in all building sector project typologies: workplace, healthcare, educational, community, mental health, residential and cultural centers. She serves as a recognized leader and educator in the industry, with current teaching at Arizona State University’s Herberger School of Design and contributing to such groups as Interior Design’s Healthcare and Wellness Council and the International Living Future Institutes Biophilic Design Initiative. She serves as a board member for Green Plants for Green Buildings. As an advocate for foster connections between people and natural systems, Ms. Bochart is one of the foremost facilitators for project and team biophilic design workshops, including consulting for LEED, Living Building Challenge and WELL Building design charrettes, with recent projects for the University of Washington’s Population Health Building, lululemon, Mayo Clinic, The Port of Seattle, and numerous projects for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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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 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
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