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Thursday, May 18 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Genius of Place: California Coast (Biologist at the Design Table Workshop) - Pt 1

This is Part One of a two-part session on "Genius of Place". See Part Two (immediately following, from 3:45p - 4:45p on Thursday) here. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

This interactive biomimicry workshop will review “Nature’s Genius” within the California Coast region. Discover how species in the most biodiverse region of the US have adapted to systemic challenges that occur across the three regional biomes. The team will present the challenges and operating conditions of this design research project; clarify what key functions that designs must perform; and explain the organisms and ecosystems that were explored during the California Coast Project. Join the discussion about project takeaways and how the emerging practice of Biomimicry is defining a new relationship between biologists and built environment practitioners.

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Jamie Dwyer

Principal, Biomimicry 3.8
Jamie is a Biomimicry 3.8 principal who has fused architecture and biology degrees into a career as a biologist at the design table. Her work for Biomimicry 3.8 is currently focused on facilitating biomimicry in the built environment and helping designers integrate biology into... Read More →
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Robyn Klein

Biologist & Research Analyst, Biomimicry 3.8
Fact-finding sleuth for Biomimicry 3.8, Robyn works with the team to find nature’s geniuses to assist clients in the built environment and product industries. 
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Sean Quinn

Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Sean Quinn leads the Sustainable Design practice of HOK’s Pacific Region: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Hong Kong. He directs the studios’ integrated design approach for sustainable strategies, including performance, resilience, biomimicry and green building certification... Read More →
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Paul Woolford

Design Principal, HOK
Paul is a Senior Vice President and Design Principal for HOK San Francisco and is responsible for some of the firm’s most innovative and creative buildings. He is a recognized industry leader, whose work has focused on rethinking the relationship between people and their environments... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 1 (Mezzanine Level)