Building the future through research and innovation

Drawing from the latest cross-disciplinary research, we are reimagining standard practices in the built environment. Collaborating with researchers in diverse fields ranging from psychology to materials science, we publish reports, white papers, and articles to engage the community and inform our clients’ projects. This work brings together human wellbeing, the built environment, and the life sciences to create innovative solutions for a changing world.

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Recent articles from our blog that describe our work and ideas

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Two New Biophilic Design Case Studies

We’ve released two new biophilic design case studies: Östra Psychiatry Hospital in Sweden and the Parkroyal on Pickering hotel & spa in Singapore.

Biophilia in an Abiotic Environment

While humans have reached nearly every corner of the surface of this planet, there are still inhospitable places where, without the slow process of evolutionary adaptation, we explore only as visitors aided by advances in technology.  The ice-locked continent of Antarctica is one such place. 

Technology and Environmentalism in the 21st Century

Technological advances are changing the way we interact with the world around us. Can we utilize these technologies to promote environmental responsibility, personal health, and a re-engagement with the greater community?

Natural Ventilation: Learning from the Past

Bill discusses his own experience with natural ventilation systems, and Professor Alan Short’s timely new book, The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture. This work is very encouraging as it will not only lower energy costs and improve ventilation, it also offers a new level of resilience when conventional systems fail.