Bill Browning at Workplace Trends – Recap


Bill Browning at Workplace Trends – Recap

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Bill presented on biophilic design at Workplace Trends: Environments for Wellness and Health conference on October 14th at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. Biophilic design has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, enhance cognition, and promote learning and creativity – all desirable outcomes that improve productivity in the workplace, and thus reduce operating costs. As Bill put it, “I’m going to share with you the science behind the intuitively obvious.” His presentation kept the crowd of 200+ engaged throughout his session, and sparked new conversations about the benefits of biophilic design.

The conference participants included designers, researchers, and corporate representatives. Among the many informative presentations was a study of improved cognitive performance of the workers in a space that AECOM redesigned for the utility company, National Grid. Bill highly recommends the annual event. Be sure to take a peek at Terrapin’s publications on biophilic design, The Economics of Biophilia and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Designwhile we wait for next year’s conference!

Rebecca is the Director of Operations at Terrapin and has a background in natural resource policy and management. She is interested in how policy helps shape our relationship to nature, and how we can work with and learn from natural systems to address human needs.