The Practice of Biophilic Design

Biophilia – The inherent human inclination to seek connections with nature.  Biophilic design as it relates to building design incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the modern built environment.

Have you ever worked in a room, without windows, only artificial light and forced air – and felt tired or even depressed?  If you have than you know why biophilic design is important.


Studies have shown that our ability to directly access nature can alleviate feelings of stress, promote recovery from mental fatigue, enable better focus, mental stamina, and productivity.

For this reason, we plan to incorporate this concept in our building design.  Here is a great PDF that goes into detail about the subject.