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'Biophilic Design - Inspiring Happier, Healthier & More Productive Places To Work, Naturally'


Interactive Workshop

In this interactive workshop Oliver Heath explores the emerging science and style of Biophilic Design; demonstrating that by strengthening the human connection to nature we can improve the mental and physical health, plus cognitive performance.


The workshop discusses how we can connect with nature in numerous ways and the strategies we can employ in the built environment to implementing the key patterns at a variety of levels.


Find out how Biophilic Design can improve the health & wellbeing in the many building typologies be it offices, education, healthcare and hospitality environments; improving rates of productivity, creativity whilst reducing absenteeism and presentism – creating happier, healthier places to live and work.


What Topics Will Be Covered;


  1. Why health and wellbeing is impacting on our approach to the built environment?

  2. Statistics demonstrating why health and wellbeing is an essential feature to consider in spatial design

  3. What are the causes and negative impact of stress in buildings?

  4. The growth of Wellbeing buildings globally

  5. What is Biophilia and Biophilic design?

  6. Why is biophilic design important to each of us individually?

  7. How do we connect to nature in the city?

  8. What is Biophilic design – the core principles and the 14 patterns - an explanation.

  9. An exercise in recognizing biophilic design features across a range of spaces.

  10. Strategies for implementing Biophilic design at a zero to low cost, medium to high cost

  11. Case studies of Biophilic spaces interspersed throughout the presentation

  12. The evidence (proof points) that supports the benefit of a Biophilic approach to education, healthcare, retail domestic and workplace settings – evidence-based research

  13. Creating a business case demonstrating the value of the approach

  14. How biophilic features can enhance community and communication in buildings and why that is important.

  15. What are the barriers to implementing biophilic design and how to overcome them?

  16. Further reading and information on the subject

  17. Summary of learnings and completion


Over the last 10 years Oliver has presented in excess of 400 RIBA certified CPD seminars and workshops on the subject to architects, designers and building stakeholders around the world.


His design work focusses on research, thought leadership, design and advocacy to support the creation of a healthy and sustainable built environment.

In additon, see Oliver's online seminar or webinar, here.

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