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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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Friday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems (Part One): The Idea
TRACK: Biomimicry

This is Part One of a two-part session on "Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems". See Part Two (immediately following, from 3:15p - 4:45p on Friday) here. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

Biophilia is specifically relevant to the design of spaces that support health and wellness as it inherently results in environments that soothe, comfort, orient and calm while also being shown to advance healing. Biophilic design connects occupants to the cycles of nature by subtly incorporating cues reminiscent of the visual and spatial qualities of natural settings. Biophilic design strategies are especially potent when inspired by familiar environments of regional ecological systems. The abstraction of natural cues or qualities has proven to be effective in general and in this typology in particular to support patient needs-- not simply the use images of nature as decoration—to instill a sense of calm, safety and delight without being cliché. The presenters will discuss core biophilic design tenets as well as biophilic design solutions inspired by two strikingly different locales, the Pacific Northwest and the American South West.

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Ed Clark

Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
ZGF Architects Sustainable Designer Ed Clark LEED AP BD+C develops building- and district-scaled sustainable strategies, is instrumental in the national effort to create conventions of materials transparency in design, and is at the cutting-edge in the application of circadian li... Read More →
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Tammy Felker

Associate Partner / Architect, ZGF Architects LLP
Tammy is an architect and nurse specializing in planning, programming and designing healthcare facilities.  She has been responsible for master planning, work-load analysis, programming, medical planning and design for a number of healthcare projects.  Her 15 years of architectural experience, combined with 12+ years as a... Read More →
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Ashley Mulhall

Project Manager, Orcutt Winslow
Ashley is passionate about the Living Building Challenge and is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador Presenter and a facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative. Ashley holds degrees in both architecture and anthropology, offering experience in the promot... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Cascade 1 (Mezzanine Level)