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Biophillic Design and the Brain

Explore the link between biophilic design, architecture, and the senses through this interactive discussion.

Biophillic Design and the Brain
Biophillic Design and the Brain

Time & Location

Jan 27, 2025, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST

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Abstract: 

The concept of biophilia suggests an inherent human affinity for nature, positing that our well-being is deeply connected to our natural surroundings. This presentation delves into the neurological underpinnings of biophilia, exploring how exposure to nature influences brain function and mental health. Through an examination of recent neuroimaging studies and psychological research, we uncover the mechanisms by which natural environments reduce stress, enhance cognitive function, and promote emotional well-being. By linking biophilic design principles with measurable brain responses, this presentation provides insights into how incorporating natural elements into built environments can improve mental health and cognitive performance. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the brain and nature, highlighting the potential for biophilic design to create healthier, more productive spaces.

Presenter: Dr Tuwanda Green, AIA

Dr. Tuwanda Green has over 32 years of architectural experience. She has maintained an architectural license in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia for 24 years, and holds a doctorate in architecture from Virginia Tech. Dr. Green owns and manages an architecture business. Her firm focuses on human centered design solutions grounded in scientific research, literature, and research methods with the support of AI. Her work is supplemented by her previous government design projects which spans multiple locations domestically and internationally. Dr. Green’s keen passion to improve spaces for the benefit of occupant health is seen in her role as subject matter expert, teacher, educational conference speaker, and researcher.

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