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Biophilic Design Workshop | Online Webinar Series
31 March 2020 at 11:00 am - 17 April 2020 at 1:00 pm$60 – $150
“We will never be truly healthy, satisfied, or fulfilled if we live apart and alienated from the environment from which we evolved.”
― Stephen R. Kellert
The term ‘biophilic design’ is being both increasingly used and increasingly misunderstood. As part of our Biophilic Design Initiative, the Living Future Institute of Australia and leading experts are delivering educational workshops to enable participants to integrate biophilic design into building projects, both new and existing.
Participants will be guided through the principles of biophilic design, learn from real world examples, and discover how to integrate these principles into projects. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own projects that they wish to investigate through the lens of biophilic design.
- Identify the patterns of biophilic design
- Understand the impact biophilic design has on people and projects
- Demonstrate an application of biophilic design
The workshop will run as a two-part webinar with biophilic activities to be completed between sessions.
Part One: Tuesday 31st March, 11am - 1pm (AEDT)
The theory of biophilic principles
Part Two: Friday 17th April, 11am - 1pm (AEST)
Guest speaker and discussion of practical application and learnings from biophilic activities
This was originally to be held as an in person workshop however we have decided to move all our events and education sessions online for the next three months. The health and wellbeing of our whole community is important to us. We know many of you are now working from home and avoiding travel to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and we want to support your continued learning and keep us all well.
This event is approved for the following Living Future continuing education credits: 2 Foundational* & 2 General LFA CE credits
*Completion of the entire workshop can be reported as a substitute for the ‘Introduction to Biophilic Design’ & 'New Perspectives in Urban Design: Placemaking, Biophilia, and Rewilding' courses in the LFA Foundational Curriculum.
Stephen Choi Executive Director, Projects of Living Future Institute of Australia
Stephen Choi is a Project Architect and Project Manager. He has led sustainable design teams at small and large practices before co-founding not-for-profit environmental building consultancy, Architecture for Change, and becoming LFIA’s first Executive Director. Stephen’s work has included the development of global environmental assessment methods, designing and managing building retrofits, and embedding sustainable development into educational curriculum.