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Thursday, September 13 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pushing Boundaries of Biophilic Design
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design has been shown to increase productivity, health, and happiness. It's clear that the benefits of connecting people, place, and culture are critical to our wellbeing and future, yet many designers lack the tools and knowledge to effectively implement Biophilic Design from the product to the building scale. This panel of experts will describe the cutting edge implementations of Biophilic Design, along with how people are overcoming challenges in different fields.  Learn practical skills, explore leading edge case studies, and discover effective strategies to incorporate Biophilic Design in your next project.


Vivian Loftness

University Professor, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between peo... Read More →
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Joe Zazzera

Principal, Plant Solutions, Inc
Joe Zazzera@joezazzera Joe Zazzera is contagiously enthusiastic about “connecting people to nature”.  He has been (re)connecting people, nature, and the built environment for 37 years. As the founding principal of Plant Solutions Inc., he designs MossWallArt™, living walls, indoor atriums and living plan... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center