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The Coming of Age of Biophilic Design and Healing Environments
September 20, 2019 at 4:00 AM
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THE COMING OF AGE OF BIOPHILIC

DESIGN AND HEALING ENVIRONMENTS

The District of Columbia Board of Architecture,

Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture Wisdom of Nature – Biophilic Design for Health & Wellness

Invites you to attend:

Continuing Education Forum

Friday, September 20, 2019

(Earn Up to 6 Credit Hours)

There is no charge to attend this event.

Tickets are required for admission.

Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 

800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Registration and Check - In:

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Courses/Program Start Time:

8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Featured Courses and Presenters

Risk Management for Design Professionals                     

Guest Speaker: Terrence McShane, Esq., McShane PC

2.0 HSW CE Hours – AIA & IDCEC

Urban Design with Nature at the Center                          

Guest Speaker: Tim Beatley, PhD, University of Virginia

2.0 HSW CE Hours – AIA & IDCEC

Featured Courses and Presenters

Risk Management for Design Professionals                     

Guest Speaker: Terrence McShane, Esq., McShane PC

2.0 HSW CE Hours – AIA & IDCEC

Urban Design with Nature at the Center                          

Guest Speaker: Tim Beatley, PhD, University of Virginia

2.0 HSW CE Hours – AIA & IDCEC

The Wisdom of Nature

Guest Speaker: Barbara J. Huelat, FASID, EDAC, AAHID

2.0 HSW CE Hours - AIA & IDCEC

DCRA Project Dox Information

Resource Coordinator: Shaun Baskerville, DCRA

The Wisdom of Nature

Guest Speaker: Barbara J. Huelat, FASID, EDAC, AAHID

Barbara J Huelat, FASID, AAHID, EDAC

Healing Design, Alexandria, VA www.healingdesign.com

“Look! Look! Deep into nature and you will understand everything.” Albert Einstein.

Course Description:

Biophilia is defined as a love of the living world. We seek nature, especially when we don't feel well. Nature can calm us with a beautiful sunset or invigorate us with a spring rain. Both ancient and modern people use nature in healing. Nature has always offered healing places: a sacred spring, a reflective pond, a quiet grove, and majestic peaks. For centuries we have sought these sanctuaries in our quest for health and healing.

This presentation explores healing design that embrace nature as the teacher to solve complex issues in challenging building spaces. It will further discuss today’s design tools of circadian and color kinetic lighting, human sustainability, healthy buildings, human factors, natures geometry of fractals, and nature of human – centric relationships.

We spend more than 90% of our life in a built environment. Our work as architects and designers have an impact on human health and wellness. This presentation will address criteria that contributes to healthy buildings. Healing design focuses on our human- centric qualities in terms of human factors as well as the psychosocial. Nature provides the framework from which we will investigate philosophy as well as design tools.

Nature is our guide to balance and harmony. Nature-based designs draw upon the innate intelligence found in nature—when plants turn their leaves to the sun for light, when a bird sits on eggs, and ultimately, when our body knows how to heal itself. Organic design is not just a trend or style it is design based on programmatic needs of healing modalities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn basic tenants of human sustainability in ways the built environment impacts our human biology.

2. Investigate the healing power of nature to enhance the user experience, reduce stress, improve cognitive performance and support health and wellness.

3. Learn architectural and design applications of nature’s geometry, as seen in structure, shape, color and light.

4. Learn new nature-based design tools to provide design for improved health outcomes.