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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Wednesday, May 17 • 10:30am - 3:30pm
Biophilic Design Summit

Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING: $65 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101 (Room: Puget Sound)

The International Living Future Institute invites you to join together with members of the Biophilic Design Initiative to learn about the tools and resources that have been developed over the first year of the program as well to explore together strategies for achieving broader adoption of of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners, and cities.

While progress has been made to communicate what Biophilic Design is and to demonstrate why it is crucial to a Living Future, very little has been made around the process of how to take the practice from theory to reality. The International Living Future Institute has brought together leading experts in the field to form an Advisory Task Force that will lead the initiative through collaboration and inclusion of existing resources. This initiative aims to achieve the goal of broad adoption of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners and cities.

Join us at the Biophilic Design Summit to explore how this initiative can achieve it’s goal:

  • A place to file, archive, and offer resources for public and network access
  • Be a resource for ideas, resources, events and collaborative opportunities, connecting nodes around the country and world. Assemble and package educational tools and resources. Develop a databank for case studies.
  • Connect project teams with biophilic design practitioners and resources; connect design practitioners with research scientists; and compile science research databank.
  • Link design practitioners with scientists for solving design challenges and conducting more in-field research.
  • Create networking and collaborative opportunities.
  • Network members collaborating on projects and at events/conferences.
  • Draft a biophilic design implementation and documentation process for the Living Building Challenge. 
Lunch will be included. This summit is pre-approved for AIA, GBCI and LFA. You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $15 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on May 2, 2017.

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David Briefel

Senior Associate, Gensler
Since joining Gensler in 2007, David has worked on projects varying from 1,000,000 sq ft workplace renovations to ground up mission critical facilities. His recent work includes projects pursuing Living Building Challenge, WELL Building, and LEED v4 certifications, as well as ong... Read More →
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Bill Browning

Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
Bill Browning is one of the green building and real estate industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists and an advocate for sustainable design solutions. His expertise is sought out by organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, non-profit organizations, the US military, and foreign governments. He is passionate about the interactions between the built and natural environment, and how that supports health and wellbeing. In 1991, he founded Green Development Services at Rocky Mountain Institute and was a founding member of the US Green Building... Read More →
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Victoria Deiorio

Sound Designer, Victoria Sound Design
Victoria Deiorio is a critically acclaimed sound designer and composer for theatre and film, based in Chicago. She is the head of Sound Design at DePaul University’s The Theatre School, and is a founder and on the Executive Board of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA). She is the first woman to have been honored with 13 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations - winning 7 - and she has received 2 After Dark Awards, and a SALT award. Her compositions and sound design have been heard in many theatres over the past 20 years. For more information... Read More →
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Dave Goldberg

President, Mithun
David Goldberg is President at Mithun, an integrated design firm known nationwide for creating environmentally sensitive buildings and places. David is a Design Partner on a wide range of educational, institutional, and corporate projects. David speaks nationally on sustainable i... Read More →
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Judith Heerwagen

Research Psychologist, US General Services Administration
Judith Heerwagen is an environmental psychologist whose work focuses on behavioral, psychosocial and health impacts of buildings and on translating research into design guidance. She is a research psychologist with the US General Services Administration Office of Federal High Per... Read More →
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David Oakey

Founder and Product Designer, David Oakey Designs
David Oakey, founder of David Oakey Designs is the exclusive product designer for Interface and Flor since 1994, and now leads global efforts in sustainable or “smart” design, learning from nature, the study of biomimicry.   When Interface founder Ray Anderson declared his company would be sustainable and closed loop by 2020, Oakey and his team quickly identified sustainable design must be innovative utilizing efficient use of materials, seeking smart products and eliminating waste during the... Read More →
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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins + Will across 20 offices worldwide and managed numerous sustainable projects. She has served on many boards and committees and has taught at the University of Washington as well as Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council and a recent board member of AIA... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:30am - 3:30pm
Westin: Puget Sound (Lobby Level)