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Introduction to Biophilic Design - Helena van Vliet AIA

  • SEED Center, East Falls Campus 4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States (map)


This event is organized and presented by Jefferson.

“We only sustain what we love”: This 2.5 hour lecture/workshop builds on our innate human spatial preferences, their origins, purpose and relevance for designers in meeting today’s environmental and health challenges. It introduces the science, building blocks, patterns and elements of Biophilic Design, where the experience of physiological well-being reveals itself as the most viable path to sustainability and indeed resilience. 
Participants will engage in a guided hands-on biophilic intervention and as a ‘take-away’ will have a sense of biophilic methodology. They will begin the process of experiencing a profound paradigm shift in their own design approach.

Earlier Event: October 12
Stantec's Philadelphia Studio Tour
Later Event: October 12
Tactical Urbanism Exchange