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Online - On Any Device

Tuesday, OCTOBER 19, 2021
10m-2:30pm Eastern Time*

* Includes a 30-minute break at noon. 




AIA # DAS442-21 - 4 HSW LUs
IDCEC #115167 - .4 HSW CEUs
  4 HSW CE Credits


This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

Defined as “a love of the living world,” biophilia starts with accepting Einstein’s invitation to “Look! Look! Deep into nature [to] understand everything.” For millennia, humans have turned to nature in our quest for health, healing, and survival. Over the past century, however, we seem to have shunned nature-based solutions in favor of high-tech solutions. While we are reaping the benefits of many of these technological advances, we also see their limitations and dire unintended consequences. With the future of our species at stake, we are witnessing a renewed interest in the wisdom of nature to restore balance. This session is an opportunity to take a closer look at the frameworks that nature provides to help design professionals solve complex issues in the built environment. Organic design is not a trend or style. It is design based on programmatic needs of healing modalities. It’s about turning to nature for cues on how to design healthy buildings that promote all life forms by restoring symbiosis between our built environment and the natural ecosystems within which it is embedded.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss basic tenets of human sustainability in ways the built environment impacts our human biology. 
  • Explain the healing power of nature to enhance the user experience, reduce stress, improve cognitive performance and support health and wellness.
  • Implement architectural and design applications of nature’s geometry, as seen in structure, shape, color and  light. 
  • Utilize new nature-based design tools to provide design for improved health outcomes.


Barbara Huelat19126Barbara J. Huelat, AAHID, FASID, EDAC, is nationally recognized for work in patient-centered design, Healing Environments, Biophilic Design, WELL Building Standards and Evidence-Based Design. Her three decades as a design practitioner cover virtually all types, components and sizes of domestic and international healthcare.
She is a past president of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers and a fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers where she also served on the National Board. Barbara has been honored with numerous design awards for projects of excellence Ms. Huelat has authored two books: Healing Environments, Design for the Body Mind & Spirit, Healing Environments, What’s the Proof?


Pick and choose from all of our live and on-demand webinars through the end of the year.

Attend as many of our live and on-demand webinars as you wish in 2020 to earn as many CE Credits as you need.


Upon completion of your order, a code is emailed to you so you can enroll in the on-demand webinars of your choice.