17 October 2014
12:00PM — Burruss 224A

Ken Drucker, HOK

Though architects are getting better at designing in environmentally conscious ways, incorporating green space, and avoiding wasteful use of resources, buildings still separate people from nature, skewing our relationship with the planet. The good news is that architects can bridge the gap between the built and natural environments through biomimicry, an emerging field of study urging emulation of naturally occurring principles and processes. Designers and architects at HOK have been collaborating with Biomimicry 3.8 biologists for several years. Together they set out to determine what ecologies of place can tell us about the way we design, build and interact so we can offset the impact of our buildings.HOK