BIOMIMICRY 2016 RECAP VIDEO
The Biomimicry 2016 Conference is our inaugural convening of professionals around biomimetic and energy efficient, nature-inspired design. Nature has had 3.8 billion years of R&D and has a lot to teach us about efficiency.
This half day conference will include a variety of short TED style presentations and panel discussions from nationally leading biomimicry experts and AEC firms, exhibitor tables, and high quality networking opportunities. Verdical Group, the conference organizer, expects 200+ attendees. Conference presentations will cover the application of biomimicry, biophilia and resilience to the built environment. Architects, Engineers, Designers, and Consultants are all encouraged to attend.
The Conference includes complimentary registration, free parking, and breakfast thanks to the generous support of Southern California Edison. Three Continuing Education Units will also be available for AIA, USGBC, and LFA credential holders.
International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins + Will across 20 offices worldwide and managed numerous sustainable projects. She has served on many boards and committees and has taught at the University of Washington as well as Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council and a recent board member of AIA Seattle. Amanda was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2013 and a LEED Fellow later the same year in recognition for her extensive advocacy and volunteer service to the green building movement. She was named as one of the top ten most powerful women in sustainability in 2015 as a recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award.
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