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.