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GPGB Presents Moving Forward with Biophilic Design

Your company is poised to play an important role in the conversations shaping the future of our built environments. Providing you with the insight to enable you conduct strategic conversations is the goal of GPGB’s Cultivate’19 seminar. We’re thrilled to share this information facilitated by our eloquent, experienced, and professionally diverse speakers.


A Case Study with Randy Fiser, ASID CEO:

Biophilic Design in Action: ASID HQ’s Living Laboratory


As we spend over 90 percent of our time indoors, our physical surroundings have a significant impact on our lives – how we live, work, play, learn, and heal. With work changing rapidly and consuming a substantial part of our lives, the physical workplace plays a critical role that can lead to outcomes such as, health, wellness, productivity, and engagement. The ASID headquarters in Washington, D.C. incorporated biophilic design and circadian lighting, among other various design features, throughout the office to achieve individual, organizational, and environmental sustainability. Using ongoing research conducted at the ASID HQ living laboratory, explore the principles to creating healthy spaces, the protocols and culture needed to achieve wellness, and the measures for demonstrating the impact of design.


A Conversation with Randy Fiser and Joe Zazzera, Plant Solutions:

Building A Biophilic Design Practice


How do you communicate the ROI of investing in biophilic design to your clients? How do you talk about your services and fees? What’s the value of broadening your design identity into a brand that includes science? How do you develop relationships with other building professionals and become part of an interdisciplinary team? How do you nurture an internship program?

Like to know how A+D professionals answer these questions? Join us for this memorable and engaging session.


A Workshop with Sonja Bochart, IIDA, Shepley Bulfinch:

Communicating the Value of Biophilic Design to Clients

The concepts of Biophilia “love of life” and Biophilic Design are rapidly emerging as guiding principles for supporting human and ecological health and wellbeing, shaping supportive building design, and creating thriving communities. In this interactive session, you’ll use tools developed to train interiorscapers on how to overcome the barriers you experience when working on a multitude of project types including: Education, Cultural Centers, Government, Workplace and Healthcare buildings. Get to know your peers, use the research specific to your client’s site, and problem-solve on how to integrate biophilic design successfully into your clients’ projects.