Instructor: Aging Collective, LLC
Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: J607GEN02

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Course Description

Biophilia is humankind's innate biological connection with nature, and biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity, improve well-being and expedite healing. This course addresses the benefits of biophilic design, the different values and elements associated with biophilic design, and how biophilic patterns can be used to achieve desired results in the built environment. The course also focuses on biophilic design for residential and commercial facilities for the aging population.

Course Objectives

Upon successfult completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of using biophilic design in residential and commercial spaces
  • Explain how the aging population can benefit from biophilic design in healthcare, senior living and living at home
  • Define biophilic design and list some specific ways to implement it
  • Enumerate the pattern categories and determine the strategies for implementing these biophilic design patterns

Instructor Bio

Jennie Griggs, BS, MA in Aging Studies, is a geriatric specialist, a course developer, speaker and an instructor for several senior fitness programs. Once successful in the corporate world nationally representing companies in sales, business development and training, Jennie’s life course and personal mission refocused following her health battles and those of her husband, who lost his fight with a lengthy illness and dementia.

Lynne Peer, M. Ed. in Secondary Education, is an instructional designer, corporate trainer and technical writer. She has developed over 75 courses for corporate clients, writes continuing education courses for architects and designers and develops facilitator guides and participant manuals along with train the trainer guidance to help companies deliver their own training sessions.

Jennie Griggs

Lynne Peer


Other Approvals

American Institute of Architects (AIA): J607GEN02