Online Course on Biophilia by ASID and Terrapin


Online Course on Biophilia by ASID and Terrapin

Learn more about our biophilic design work and services by emailing us at [email protected] and reading our reports, 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and The Economics of Biophilia. Follow the conversation on twitter: @TerrapinBG | #14Patterns.

Update! Preview the course here and here.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) offers an online course on biophilia, “Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment,” for interior design. Co-developed with Terrapin Bright Green, the course applies Terrapin’s research in the publication 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design to interior design. It reviews the science behind biophilia and discusses how interior designers can apply the 14 patterns to a wide range of projects, from residential interiors to offices to healthcare facilities. This hour-long course is available to anyone wishing to earn 0.2 IDCEC CEU credits, 2 AIA LUs, expand their skills, or understand more about this burgeoning field of green design.

The course specifically features:

Snapshot of ASID's online course on biophilia

  • An introduction to biophilia and its scientific support.
  • Walk-throughs of each of the 14 patterns, their health benefits, and how they can be applied to interiors.
  • General design guidelines when working with biophilia.
  • Three case studies of projects that feature biophilic interiors.
  • A final quiz to test knowledge and comprehension of the material.

To take the course (available to anyone at any time), please follow this link.

Allison Bernett is an associate project manager and the public relations coordinator for Terrapin Bright Green. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in architecture and biology. Allison’s interests focus on architecture, sustainability, and bioinspired innovation.