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Wednesday, May 11 • 10:30am - 3:30pm
Biophilic Design Summit


PRICING: $65 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101), Puget Sound room

The International Living Future Institute has seen a demonstrated need among the Living Building Challenge community for Biophilic Design resources that can take the practice from theory to reality. While progress has been made to communicate what Biophilic Design is and to demonstrate why it is crucial to a Living Future, very little has been made around the process of how to achieve it. The International Living Future Institute has brought together leading experts in the field to form an Advisory Task Force that will lead the initiative through collaboration and inclusion of existing resources. This initiative aims to achieve the goal of broad adoption of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners and cities.

Join us at the Biophilic Design Summit to explore how this initiative can achieve it’s goal. We will create the following during the summit:
  • A place to file, archive, and offer resources for public and network access
  • Be a resource for ideas, resources, events and collaborative opportunities, connecting nodes around the country and world. Assemble and package educational tools and resources. Develop a databank for case studies.
  • Connect project teams with biophilic design practitioners and resources; connect design practitioners with research scientists; and compile science research databank.
  • Link design practitioners with scientists for solving design challenges and conducting more in-field research.
  • Create networking and collaborative opportunities.
  • Network members collaborating on projects and at events/conferences.
  • Draft a biophilic design implementation and documentation process for the Living Building Challenge. 
Lunch will be included. This summit is pre-approved for AIA, GBCI and LFA.

To be facilitated by the Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Task Force:

Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
Tim Beatley, Author of Biophilic Cities and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia School of Architecture
Sonja Bochart, Sonja Bochart Wellbeing+Design, Arizona State University
Bill Browning, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
Mary Davidge, Director of Campus Design, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google 
Judith Heerwagen, Research Psychologist, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, General Services Administration
Nicole Isle, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Glumac
Lindsay James, Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface Flooring
Vivian Loftness, University Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Richard Piacentini, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory
Catie Ryan, Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green

Thank you to our sponsors of this summit: Interface Flooring and Glumac Engineering

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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Westin: Puget Sound