Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

The conference where big ideas gain momentum

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

First Annual Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Goes to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Nature’s healing power is in abundance in this Singapore hospital
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BOSTON, November 13, 2017: The International Living Future Institute (ILFI), in partnership with Interface, honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy with the first ever, Biophilic Design Award at the Greenbuild Expo in Boston.

Texas A&M Students Create Building Envelope Designs from GM Manufacturing Scrap


General Motors thinks of waste as a resource out of place. To help make the zero-waste mindset more mainstream, the company engages others in its mission, including students. Most recently it was Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture helping reimagine waste materials to keep them in use. 

Biophilic Leadership Summit


National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

The Nature Connection. Nature, Well Being and Positive Outcomes
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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

Where the World Stores Its Seeds: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

by Emma Kantrowitz

Hidden deep in the permanently frozen mountainscape of the world’s northernmost inhabited place, lies the ultimate agricultural failsafe for cities and populations around the globe: a remote vault with the capacity to store billions of seeds.

SGA Design Group: Combining Sustainable Design with Sustainable Practices

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TULSA, Okla., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SGA Design Group (SGA) is a dynamic, Tulsa-based architectural firm that is combining sustainable design with sustainable practices.  Over the past two decades, SGA has grown into an architectural leader with over 80 employees, 25 licensed architects, 2 offices, and a nation-wide network of experts.  SGA provides archi

Innovation by Design: Bloomberg Tech Hub San Francisco

2016 Finalist for Branded Environments

Originally posted on Fast Co Design.

Located in San Francisco’s famous Pac Bell Building, the new Bloomberg Tech Hub aims to be a nexus between Bloomberg and Silicon Valley without looking like a high-tech cliché. 

Click here to read more on Fast Co Design.


Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings

Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

The Impact and Importance of the Geodesic Dome

by Ashlee Christian

Architecture is an ever-evolving medium. From the ancient pueblo cliff villages of the Navajo to the houseboats of modern-day Amsterdam, humans have always found a way to make space for one another in harmony with their environments. Architecture can represent the perfect marriage of form and function, and you would be hard-pressed to find a better example of that than in the design of the geodesic dome home.

Workplace of the Future: Bloomberg LP's New London Building

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Just about a month ago, Bloomberg held the topping out ceremony for our new London building. This building sits in the heart of the City of London and is an important symbol of our future growth in Europe and globally.

The building has a unique design and is re-defining the workplace of the future. 

From foundation to finishes, the craftsmanship and thoughtfulness going into this structure represents our culture and continual innovation.


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