Join us in a biophilic exploration of well-known buildings (focusing on the Boston area), to illuminate the natural influences that can be strengthened in design and operation of all buildings. Our session will open with a high-level review of the 14 Patterns of Biophilia as defined by Terrapin Bright Green. We will then review buildings, historic and new, to discover together what biophilia really is, how we are already doing it, and how we can deliberately engage with nature more in our work. In a personal work session, attendees will define 2-3 ways to amplify connections to nature in current projects―their own work or projects in their communities. We’ll wrap up by sharing insights and anticipated changes to current work.
AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
MA CSL 1.5 hours Elective
AICP 1.5 Sustainability credits