Creating Biophilic Buildings

Creating Biophilic Buildings

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What if we could transform our built environments by designing with nature and ensuring that our exterior and interior environments function in harmony with the natural world?

In this course, you’ll hear Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, share her passion for biophilic design as she presents numerous case studies of built projects from her new book Creating Biophilic Buildings. The clear examples, imagery, methodologies, and lessons from these case studies, combined with Sturgeon’s practical tools and resources, are a compelling starting point on the pathway to creating truly biophilic buildings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about successful implementations of biophilic design through 14 international built case studies
  2. Become familiar with the elements, attributes and design methodologies used to create biophilic buildings
  3. Gain valuable insights from lessons learned by project teams through real-world biophilic design examples
  4. Become familiarized with practical tools and resources you can use to apply and share biophilic design


Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA

Amanda is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a leading organization that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings (November 2017), the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between people and nature on projects such as Islandwood on Bainbridge Island, Washington. In 2013 she was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in recognition for her extensive advocacy and volunteer service to the green building movement, for which she has been a visionary leader. She was named one of the top ten most powerful women in sustainability in 2015 as a recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award.

This course is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 1 LFA hour
  • 1 AIA LU|HSW