Biophilia is literally defined as “love of life”. The inclusion of biophilic principles in the design of the built environment can reduce stress, enhance creativity, and improve well-being. This course presents a summary of research that defines aspects of nature that most impact our satisfaction with the built environment. Attendees will learn about patterns most commonly found in the built environment that affirm humankind’s innate biological connection with nature, and practice seeking these applications in a real-world setting.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Objective 1:
Understand how the science of biophilia articulates the relationships between nature, human biology, and the design of the built environment.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify 14 biophilic patterns in relation to “Nature in the Space”, “Nature of the Space”, and “Natural Analogues”.
Learning Objective 3:
Explore the application of biophilic principles in the built environment of downtown Albuquerque through a collaborative and interactive event.
Learning Objective 4:
Affirm how biophilia can be applied to the design of the built environment to enhance human health and wellness.
Kris Callori (Verdacity)
New Mexico Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects