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Watch: Living Future CEO Amanda Sturgeon speak at TEDMED 2018

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Last November, ILFI CEO Amanda Sturgeon spoke at TEDMED 2018, the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” In her speech, Amanda talked about biophilic design, human health, and how the former can benefit the latter, as well as the role architecture can play in bringing nature back to our (mostly indoor) lives.

Mohawk Group to Present Array of Nature-Inspired Flooring at Healthcare Design Expo 2018

Solutions on display designed to help foster optimum health and wellness
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PHOENIX, November 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group will showcase innovative floor coverings designed to advance healing and productivity in healthcare interiors at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix. The event takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center, Nov. 10–13, 2018, and is sponsored by Healthcare Design Magazine as the premier design exposition and conference dedicated to healthcare interiors in North America.

Introducing Nutopia by Mohawk Group: Carpet Plank Inspired by “Urban Fabric”

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November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nutopia is a new Living Product Challenge Petal certified carpet plank system from Mohawk Group inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” where humankind coexists with buildings, streets and other infrastructure. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the dichotomy of metropolis is coalesced into a mélange of culture and connection.

Meet Sunweave, Living Product Woven Sustainable Carpeting That Evokes the Sun’s Natural Patterning

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CALHOUN, Ga., September 6, 2018  /3BL Media/ -- Sunweave is a Living Product Challenge Petal certified woven broadloom carpet collection that merges the time-honored craft of woven construction with today’s desire for artisanal materials, authenticity and warmth in contract spaces. Inspired by women weavers of indigenous cultures around the world, Sunweave evokes the natural patterns found in baskets, blankets and textiles realized in its biophilic design.

Designers Agree: Biophilic Design is Transforming the Built Environment

Amanda Sturgeon to sign copies of Creating Biophilic Buildings at NeoCon 2018
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CHICAGO, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Biophilic design is gaining traction as workplace wellness becomes a central focus in design studios, according to a recent survey by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Earlier this year, the ILFI polled a global audience of architects, designers and other stakeholders in the deep green building movement to assess current thinking on biophilic design as a tool and solution for projects where occupant health and wellbeing is a key component of the design process. 709 respondents replied to the email survey, with results as follows:

Announcing Majora Carter as Keynote Speaker at Living Future unConference

Carter joins Raj Patel and Terry Tempest Williams as keynotes at annual green design conference
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The International Living Future Institute is pleased to announce Majora Carter as their third keynote speaker at the annual Living Future unConference, held this year in Portland, OR from May 1-4. 

Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. 

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.

New From Ecotone Publishing: Creating Biophilic Buildings

A visually-rich, case study-filled book from CEO Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA showcases how design can regenerate life
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SEATTLE, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, (CEO, International Living Future Institute) turns her award-winning eye for sustainable buildings toward biophilic design, an emerging design discipline that creates spaces where people and nature can thrive together as an integrated whole.

ILFI Honors Stephen R. Kellert Legacy with the First Biophilic Design Award

Biophilic Design is the Practice Of Connecting People And Nature Within Our Built Environments and Communities
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SEATTLE, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is honoring the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy with the first ever, biophilic design award. Mr. Kellert was a pioneer in the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. 

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