The Impact of Biophilic Learning Spaces
E.O. Wilson, author of Biophilia (1984) defined biophilia as “the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes”. The subject of his work has inspired countless scholarly articles, research in the ensuing years, and a whole approach to environmental design. With this post we continue our advocacy for the mainstreaming of biophilic design principles into the design of every occupied space—where we live, where we learn and where we work. Here is a study conducted by some of the field’s foremost experts that examines how biophilic design contributes to student stress reduction, and improved learning outcomes.