Innovations in Biophilic Design

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This is a joint event with Emerging New York Architects (ENYA).

Join us for a night of networking and a talk on current innovations in biophilic design from Susie Teal (COOKFOX Architects) and Jonce Walker (Terrapin Bright Green). Terrapin is on the forefront of the biophilic design field, conducting extensive research into our biological responses to built spaces and how we can harness our innate connection to nature to make our built environment healthier for humans and natural ecosystems. COOKFOX Architects is a sustainable architecture firm well known for high-performance, environmentally integrated design. Their work ranges in size and scope from the LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park to sustainable supportive housing in Brownsville and their own biophilically designed studio which includes a vegetable garden and apiary. Teal and Walker will present the science behind biophilic design as well as its practical implementation in NYC projects.


6:00 – 7:00 PM Registration and Networking
7:00 – 8:00 PM Presentations and Q&A

Refreshments will be provided.

Thank you to our host Fisher & Paykel Experience Center.

Susie Teal
AIA, LEED AP; Senior Associate, COOKFOX Architects

Since 2012, Susie has played a vital role in the development and design of a range of projects, including serving as project architect for City Point, a three-part mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn, and 535 Carlton, an affordable building in Brooklyn's Pacific Park. With over ten years of experience in sustainable architecture, she offers a wealth of knowledge of the implementation of biophilic design in the built environment.

Jonce Walker
LEED AP, CSBA; Senior Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green 

Jonce is a senior project manager with over ten years of experience advancing sustainability. His background includes sustainability policy, green building consulting, urban planning, and community improvement interventions. His expertise at Terrapin ranges from biophilic design to net zero energy communities.