Biomimicry Immersion: Chicago-Style!

Sat, 2015/04/25
Morton Arboretum, Chicago, IL

What if we could (re)design our buildings, communities, and cities to not only LOOK but ACT more like the natural environments they inhabit, making them more sustainable and resilient as a result? Combining internationally recognized biomimicry DesignLens methodology with our own local outdoor ecological experiences, the Chicago Biomimicry Immersion offers designers, architects, engineers, and students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of biomimicry and apply it to your work in this place.

The Chicago Biomimicry Immersion is offered by Prairie Lab, LLC, on one Saturday during the months of April, June, August, and October of 2015: four different seasons, four unique experiences. Each module includes admission to the award-winning Morton Arboretum and 4-hours of hands-on instruction, including 2-hours of classroom instruction and 2-hours of outdoor experience. Through observation, discussion, and interactive exercises, you will learn the natural history of the area, observe the unique characteristics of the plants and animals that inhabit them, and find inspiration for more sustainable, resilient design. Participants also have the option to complete independent assignments mentored by the instructor for a total of 8 learning hours per module. Earn up to 32 LU/HSW units within 6-months, and apply what you learn to projects at your firm!

Instructors are Amy Coffman Phillips and Scott Kuykendall.  Future dates will be posted when available.

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