Boston | Oct 14 - 17, 2018 | John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Conv. Ctr
The challenges of business resilience and optimization in the face of climate change, urbanization, and natural disasters are becoming more widespread, however, we can draw inspiration from biological systems to re-imagine and re-think how we solve complex human challenges. HOK and Interface Carpets have partnered with Biomimicry 3.8 for the past 20 years to bring biologists to the table and solve some of the vexing challenges facing the built environment. Biomimicry 3.8 designers and biologists will share the results of "Genius of Biome" design research projects, highlighting how the built environment can adapt to the challenges of its environment as nature has for millennia. This session will provide examples of projects with measured results-from campus and city masterplans to buildings-that integrate biological intelligence into the design and champion biologically-informed design strategies.