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Thursday, May 12
 

10:30am

Biomimicry + Living Future: Integrating Innovations Inspired by Nature to Achieve a Living Future
TRACK: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks leading-edge, sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. Biomimicry can be applied to create new products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are inherently sustainable. Biomimicry innovations are effective and efficient, reduce materials and waste, increase revenue and brand loyalty. Biomimicry also offers a pathway to directly and indirectly achieving the petal imperatives of LBC, LPC, and LCC. In this session, panelists from different industry sectors will share examples of projects integrating biomimicry and biomimetic design, as well as discuss linkage and opportunities to achieve the Living Future imperatives.

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Speakers
avatar for Mara Baum

Mara Baum

Vice President/Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Mara Baum AIA, LEED AP Fellow, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. She oversees sustainability across the healthcare sector and leads HOK’s health and wellness initiatives; her work focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and the... Read More →
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay James

Lindsay James

Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Lindsay James is the Vice President of Restorative Enterprise for Interface, the global sustainability leader and the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tile (NASDAQ: TILE).  She is a leader for the company’s sustainability strategy, where she expands Interface's sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Hagerman Miller

Nicole Hagerman Miller

Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8
As Managing Director Nicole is responsible for strategic direction of Biomimicry 3.8, a company internationally recognized as leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training and thought leadership. She also works closely with clients and partners to identify the... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

1:30pm

Biophilic Design: Achieving Broad Adoption
TRACK: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

This session will bring together national experts who are working together to create a Biophilic Design Network that has the goal of achieving broad adoption of Biophilic Design among designers, owners and municipalities. They will share how they are bringing together the wealth of resources and research already developed into a central hub and the new initiatives underway to move Biophilic design into the implementation phase. Case studies and tools will be shared that will educate the audience about how to implement and use Biophilic Design as a framework to create restorative buildings and communities that connect people to nature, place and culture.

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Speakers
avatar for Richard Piacentini

Richard Piacentini

Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps, including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the first building to meet: the Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Building Platinum, and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES... Read More →
avatar for Catie Ryan

Catie Ryan

Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green
Catie is a senior project manager at Terrapin specializing in biophilic design and human health in the built environment. Catie has worked with several clients on biophilic design strategy and implementation, including Clif Bar, Google, Interface, and the University of Virginia. Catie... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

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 →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

3:15pm

The Heart and Soul of Handprints

Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

The Net Positive aspiration is inspiring and straightforward: give more than we take. Once we set boundaries and criteria for measurement, we can design buildings, products, and communities that fulfill the goal; e.g., buildings whose roofs capture more energy and water than their occupants use. Defining footprints as what we take, and handprints as what we give, we find a frame in which all forms of human endeavor can strive towards Net Positive. But the vision is older and deeper than this frame. Where does it come from, what does it express about us, where can we take it, and it us?

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Speakers
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101
 
Friday, May 13
 

10:30am

Biomimicry Thinking for Design Workshop
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks leading-edge sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. Biomimicry can be applied to create new products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are inherently sustainable, effective and efficient, reduce materials and waste, increase revenue and brand loyalty. In this workshop session, participants will have the opportunity to experience biomimicry through hands on exercises as they explore what it means to "do" biomimicry. The workshop is designed to help participants understand how and where biomimicry fits into the integrated design process and will include examples of Built Environment projects that have successfully integrated biomimicry into the design and development process. 

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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.   

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Dwyer

Jamie Dwyer

Biologist & Design Strategist, Biomimicry 3.8
Biomimicry has been the perfect opportunity to bring together Jamie’s seemingly divergent experiences in the fields of biology and architectural design. Her current work ranges from built environment regional planning to product design challenges. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional... Read More →
avatar for Erin Rovalo

Erin Rovalo

Senior Principal, Design, Biomimicry 3.8
Erin Rovalo is a Senior Principal of Design at Biomimicry 3.8. Drawing from an architectural background, Erin weaves design thinking expertise with biomimicry for a distinctly innovative approach to sustainable solutions. Between her work at  Biomimicry 3.8 and as a Ph.D. researcher... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

1:30pm

Biomimetic Structures
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Humans have long looked to the elegant structures in nature for inspiration. From a delicate bird’s wing to the strength of a tree trunk, nature has lessons for how to create beautiful structures with incredible structural efficiency. Over the past decade, the analytical methods of evaluating these shapes and translating their efficient forms into built systems has advanced rapidly. New evaluation tools and 3-D models are putting biomimetic structures within reach of architectural designers. This session will provide lessons learned from leading structural engineers and designers looking to apply nature’s forms to today's designs.

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Speakers
avatar for Don Davies

Don Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Don Davies is President of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), a 198-person, award-winning structural and civil engineering firm based in Seattle.  Don received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1987 from Washington State University and his M.S. in Structural Engineering in 1990... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Knittel

Thomas Knittel

Design Partner, McLennan Design
Tom is an architect and McLennan Design Partner. He holds a BSC from Biomimicry 3.8, MDesS from Harvard, and received the 2013 Excellence in Biomimicry Award. He leads the design of the USGBC’s LEED Platinum Clinton Children’s Center in Haiti, a role he began at HOK and continues... Read More →
avatar for James Kraus

James Kraus

Vice President/Senior Project Designer, HOK
James is a Senior Designer with HOK’s San Francisco studio having recently re-located from New York as a Senior Architect with notable design firm, Grimshaw. His professional experience is focused in the urban realm and spans award-winning national and international projects ranging... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Zarsky

Kathy Zarsky

Systems Director, HOLOS
Kathy is the founder of HOLOS, a sustainability consultancy whose core tenet is ecological intelligence. As a highly skilled Biomimicry Specialist, Kathy is adept at synthesizing strategies that address the dynamic relationship between people and the built environment. Her approach... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101