Health and Wellness: Designing from the Inside Out and the Outside In | REGULAR | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Health and Wellness: Designing from the Inside Out and the Outside In | REGULAR

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The built environment is under scrutiny for its impact on our health and collective wellbeing. This webinar will consider the link between natural materials and health, and the biomimetic design principles that guide relevancy and resilience to produce healthy, low-impact, and inspiring design.

Health and Wellness: Designing from the Inside Out and the Outside In

Webday Wednesday Series

Topics: Design / Wellness

Length: 1 hour

What's included: video, quiz, certificate of completion


As the world changes and people’s needs and expectations evolve, how we design for health, wellness and sustainability must evolve accordingly. As designers and architects, we apply robust frameworks and strategies to test our solutions for future flexibility, adaptability and resiliency when designing spaces, communities, and cities.

Now more than ever, our built environment will be under scrutiny for how it impacts our health. Architects, designers, developers, and real estate investors will need to consider how buildings and spaces can be designed to promote human health, safety, and comfort in our post-pandemic world.

Finally, as creators of the built environment and champions for sustainable outcomes, we must understand that the climate crisis is a global health crisis. . Biomimicry used to be a philosophical construct to reimagine how we live within the built environment and use strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges. Now, biomimetic design principles can guide design relevancy and resilience to produce a new generation of design that is not only healthy and low impact but beautiful and inspiring.

This webinar will explore designing for health and wellness, the user experience, and holistic approaches from several lenses – beginning in the workplace and moving outward, increasing in scale to include our buildings, communities, and urban environments. Attendees will learn about the design strategies, tools, and best practices architects, designers and planners are using today to design a healthy, sustainable, and environmentally resilient future.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to

  • Articulate new and different approaches to workplace design, prioritizing user experience and creating higher-value social interaction and collaboration spaces.
  • Identify and communicate the benefits of mass engineered timber design and construction and apply them to future design projects + development projects.
  • Define the principles of biomimicry and how they apply to sustainable + resilient design and master planning.
  • Define new building typologies that expand on and evolve traditional mixed-use design principles within a flexible and adaptable vertical environment.

Subject Matter Expert

Potrait of Bill Nankivell

Bill Nankivell, B. Arch., FRAIC,OAA,AIBC,AIA

CEO, B+H Architects

Corporate Sponsor VELUX

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