Wednesday / May 27, 2015 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bio-what? Defining Biomimicry and Biophilia - Creating Connections to the Built Environment

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Can you define biomimicry and biophilia with regards to the built environment? Our panel will explore the relationships between the two and their impact on design. How can we learn from and design with nature? This presentation will talk about the process, case studies, and current research surrounding these emerging strategies and you will begin to understand nature’s principles and how they can be applied to design.

We will define biomimicry and biophilia and why these concepts are important in today's built environment and how they are related to regenerative design. We will explore how to apply the principles of biomimicry and biophilia to the design process as well as see how they are connected to different Green Rating Systems in the market today. Presenters John Mlade (YR&G Chicago), Amy Coffman Phillips (Prairie Lab), and Susan Heinking, AIA (Pepper Construction Company) will share resources available to learn more on these subject areas and ways to gain more experience of these strategies around the Chicago area.

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Environment KC

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1. 5 LU/HSW

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