Biophilic design is widely known for having positive outcomes for health and well-being. As more research has been conducted, it has been shown that biophilic design benefits extend to employee engagement and productivity, thus positively influencing an organization’s bottom line. By incorporating elements of biophilia into design strategies, specifiers can create healthy, productive, and inspiring spaces.  This course will provide architects and designers with the framework needed to specify beautiful, wellness spaces for occupants .

    Learning Objectives

    • Examine the need for healthy workplaces that promote employee health and well-being.
    • Analyze how biophilic design practices contribute to improving the health and well-being of employees in the workspace.
    • Explore best practices for applying evidence-based, biophilic design in offices.
    • Evaluate how biophilic design can contribute points toward achieving certifications for LEED v4 BD+C, WELL Building Standard v1, Fitwel, and the Living Building Challenge.