Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Project Team: BillPeteDaniel

Bill partnered with Dr. Stephen Kellert at Yale to produce an hour-long documentary on architecture that connects people and nature. Building on a symposium organized by Dr. Kellert that brought together architects and researchers, and the highly successful book on Biophilic Design he edited, the documentary has become the primary resource for people interested in this new approach to sustainable design.

The film takes viewers on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Through the film you encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans. 

The documentary was an official selection at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York and the Greenbuild Film Festival in Toronto and has been presented across the globe.  Find out more and order DVDs at You can also read our news post on the film. 

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    Video for ECOS Communications, for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8