Design with Nature – A Clever and Creative Public Lecture
The third lecture in the 2019 Clever and Creative Lecture Series: Design with Nature investigated integrating biophilia, our innate connection with nature, into the design and planning of our environments. Challenging our conventional design knowledge and practice can play a fundamental role in our physiological and psychological health and wellbeing.
Dr Phillip Roös
Associate Head of School (Industry Engagement), Deakin University
Dr Phillip Roös investigates the concept of Biophilia, our innate connection and love for nature – the fundamentals of our human species physiological and psychological health and wellbeing, and how these can be integrated into the design and planning of our environments. Dr Roös is the Director of the Live+Smart Research Laboratory, and the Associate Head of School – Industry Engagement at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University. He is known internationally as a leader in Environmental Design and has been working as a design professional and architect for 30 years on an extensive range of large-scale projects in Europe, Africa and Australasia.
Mr Chris Buntine
Sustainability Leader, Victoria, Aurecon
Mr Chris Buntine will explore the application of biophilic design principles used in Aurecon’s recent engineering projects and the role of biophilic connection in the overall design process. Successful outcomes are only achievable if the conventional design knowledge and practice gets challenged. Mr Buntine is the Sustainability Leader, Victoria for Aurecon. He has a long track record as a leader in sustainable design within the built environment, with experience in the development of residential, institutional and commercial building and precinct projects in Australia and the United States. He brings an interdisciplinary perspective to sustainable design with degrees in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Business Administration and Building Science.
The Free event was held on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at the Deakin Geelong Waterfront Campus.