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Sustainability Education Committee

September 19, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

Sustainability Education Committee

Architecture and the 21st Century Paradigm Shift

How do biometrics inform design and reframe the history of modern architecture?

We live in a new “Age of Biology” where new findings in psychology and neuroscience are changing our understanding of how people experience buildings and even how modern architecture came to be. This talk discusses some of this science, culling out the information most significant for architects and designers. It reviews tools commonly used to gather biometric data which can help us 'see' how people actually, ‘unconsciously', take in their surroundings. It also shows images and short videos from some of the first biometric pilot-studies of buildings in New York City and Boston. While these technologies can’t tell us how to design, in letting us see the unseen, they suggest how to adjust our work so it’s a better fit for our bodies and brains or, in sum, human nature.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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