AIA COURSES FOR
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Biophilic Design For All: Affordable, Low-Maintenance Materials That Mimic Nature.

In this one-hour course, we’ll address the assumptions that hold back an effort to scale biophilic design and expand access to these life-changing and sustaining benefits. We’ll introduce a simulated-wood product that mimics nature and elicits that positive human response. You’ll see numerous design ideas and applications that exemplify economical and low maintenance solutions for any project type, making biophilic design accessible to all is a noble and worthy goal.

Program Title

BIOPHILIC DESIGN FOR ALL:

Affordable, Low-Maintenance Materials That Mimic Nature

  • Provider Number:
    10009174
  • Course Number:
    MMBiophilic
  • Length:
    1 hour
  • Credits: Learning Hour Credit AIA, Learning Hour Credit GBCI for continuing education

Learning Objectives

AT THE END OF THIS COURSE,
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

DEFINE

Define the concept of biophilic design including the human response to nature. Elaborate on the misconceptions of biophilia that may hold the design community back

DESCRIBE

Describe the psychological, economical, and environmental benefits of biophilic design

EXPLAIN

Explain how building products that mimic nature can illicit the same human response as natural materials

DISCUSS

As an example, discuss simulated-wood products and their use in biophilic design. List the benefits of this tree-free solution that looks and performs like wood, is economical, and low maintenance

IDENTIFY

Identify the numerous design solutions and applications for these simulated-wood products

Target Audience

Architects, owners, specifiers and other design professionals in the residential, commercial, or multi-family housing markets.

Audio Visual Required

A screen and electrical power are required. The facilitator will provide a laptop and projector, as necessary.

Instruction Method

Facilitator may use a PowerPoint presentation or handouts, depending on the audience size.

Facilitator Qualifications

All facilitators will be Modern Mill sales personnel, or distributor product specialists who have undergone training on CES guidelines and presentation skills.

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