Biophilic Design for Learning
North Tower - 2nd Floor - Pacific
- Primary Core Competencies: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning
- AIA CEU: 1.0 LU HSW
- Secondary Core Competencies: Design of Educational Facilities
Biophilic Design for Learning. Connecting people to experiences of nature in the built environment can lower stress and improve cognitive function-- this is biophilic design. This presentation will include the science, elements and case studies. It will highlight the results of a recently completed study of the impacts of biophilic design on learning outcomes and biometric stress measurements among middle school students.
OBJ#1 Hear how to incorporate specific biophilic design strategies that will produce a positive impact on learning space user's well-being and academic success.
OBJ#2 Learn to techniques to access the performance of the spaces you design with testing and biometric measurements.
OBJ#3 Become inspired to replicate the methodology, and create your own practitioner-academic research partnership and studies.
OBJ#4 Apply the principles of neuroscience theory of function, perception, and biophlic design and access a compressive list of precedent research.
Bill Browning, AIA, LEED AP, Founding Partner, Green Development Services at the Rocky Mountain Institute