Biophilic Design - GBRI Biophilia Course

Get Well Soon: Biophilic Design for Healthcare


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The term “biophilia” is gaining a lot of attention since it’s been part of the WELL Building Standard following the footsteps of the Living Building Challenge.

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So, what is it? The innate tendency in human beings to focus on life and lifelike processes is biophilia.


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What will you learn from this course?

  • Explore how access to nature and natural elements facilitates healing.Discuss the impact of stress on the body’s ability to heal.
  • Uncover design features common in healthcare facilities today that inhibit healing and positive outcomes.
  • Learn about the LEED standard for healthcare and the WELL Building Standard.
  • Discover how evidence-based design and biophilic design can improve patient, family and staff health and wellbeing in health care facilities.

1 LEED General CE Hour | 1 LU | HSW

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Very interesting presentation about Biophilic Design and how it really affects human beings.
It explains terms like Biophilia, Biophilic Design and EBD ( Evidence Based Design).
It talks about studies made for hospitals, and where they had the idea of incorporating nature into the healing process of sick people in hospitals and also how it can help with daily stress.
It´s very engaging and when it´s finish it makes you want to go straight to Part 2, to explore projects already practicing biophilic design.

I recommend this course to anyone who wants to know beyond conventional design and learn more about Biophilic Design. –

Carmen Gonzalez de Tapia,

Sustainable Building Advisor, CBRE

What are USGBC Pro-reviewers saying about this course?

A really good course that provides an easy to understand basics of Biophilia and Biophilic Design. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on the subject. This presentation goes through current data on how conventional hospital design may not be helping the healing process and ways to improve upon it. The presenter also gives an overview of certain aspects of LEED for Healthcare and the WELL Building Standard that would help design teams improve hospital design to help provide a better / healing environment to patients and hospital staff. The course has great flow to it and is broken up into 4 sections that help reinforce the learning objectives listed.

If you are involved with hospital or healthcare projects, this is a course for you.-


How Will The Webinar Work?

Everyone who registers will also receive on-demand access to the recording of the webinar along with hand-outs.

To attend the webinar, all you need is an internet connection, a web browser and speakers or headphones

Certificates of completion are issued after the webinar & CE hours are automatically reported to USGBC & AIA!

Presented By Lilli Fisher

I started out my career as an environmental educator at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. I took kids outside into the woods and down to the banks of the Potomac River, and together we discovered our place in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and saw many of plants and animals we share it with.

I moved to New York City to pursue a master’s of science in Sustainable Environmental Systems at Pratt Institute, which I completed in December. Last summer took a position with Terrapin Bright Green working with the biophilic design team on case studies, blogs, and independent research.

I looked at several outstanding examples of biophilic design from New York City to Singapore and China. I investigated how biophilic design could improve the guest experience and dwell time in the hospitality industry, and blogged on the potential for biophilic design and biophilic rehabilitation programs to improve outcomes in the United States prison system.

Several months ago I met Jeslin Varghese, one of the founders of GBRI. We discussed my piece Prison, Nature, and Social Structure, which was published on Terrapin’s blog, and found we shared many ideas. By the end of our conversation, we had the nascent concepts for several courses one of which is the course you’re about to embark on.

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This course is part of GBRI’s Biophilia series where we look at the applications on biophilic design in the built environment. Checkout the “Biophilia Series Bundle” when registering for this course!



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