Creating Biophilic Buildings
What if we could experience the same physical, psychological, and emotional benefits moving through an urban landscape that we experience walking through a forest?
What if we could right our relationship with nature by transforming the built environment in a way that ensures buildings function in harmony with the natural world?
Creating Biophilic Buildings by Amanda Sturgeon calls for an intentional biophilic design renaissance providing a fresh, insightful place to begin exploring how to create places where people and nature can thrive together.
Sturgeon shines contextual light on brilliant historical examples of biophilic design and goes on to present a carefully chosen selection of fourteen international buildings that illuminate both the process and the results.
The clear examples, imagery, methodologies, and lessons from these case studies combined with Sturgeon’s practical Tools and Resources, are the reader’s compelling starting point on the pathway to creating truly biophilic buildings.
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA
|About the Author||
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA 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 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. Amanda grew up in the United Kingdom, became a citizen of Australia, and now lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her nature-loving family.