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New sessions coming soon!

30 minutes + Q&A

If you have a team who'd be interested, please get in touch and we can book in a session!

What we cover

What does Florence Nightingale have to do with design?  Why do workers who have no view of nature take more sick leave?  In this session, you’ll learn about the three pillars of biophilic design, the social and economic effect of biophilia, why hospitals are designed as they are, the introduction of evidence-based design (EBD) and how it’s our responsibility to design our future.

After this we’ll take a look at the technical side of integrating nature into our interior designs and the four principles that allow you to design for long-term success.


The three pillars of biophilic design

The effect of biophilia: social + economic

Florence Nightingale’s influence

Re-introduction of Evidence-Based Design (EBD)

Design for success

Case studies

Learning outcomes

  1. Be able to design in accord with the three pillars of biophilic design.
  2. Understand which design principles are more effective for evoking the best human response.
  3. Learn when EBD (evidence-based design) was re-introduced and the influence of Florence Nightingale.
  4. Learn about the importance of nature in different environments such as retail and healthcare.
  5. Understand the technical essentials for designing with nature and ensuring longevity.

RIBA Core Curriculum Subjects

  • Design, construction and technology 

Your Presenter

Steve McIntyre, Principal Urban Environment Consultant at Viritopia.

If you have a team who'd be interested, please get in touch here.