Dr. Stephen Kellert

Dr. Stephen R. Kellert (1943-2016) was a Professor Emeritus at Yale University. His work focused on understanding the connection between nature and humanity with a particular interest in the human need for nature, and sustainable design and development. During his career, Dr. Kellert served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences, as a board of director of many organisations, and authored more than 150 publications, including 11 books such as: Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World (Yale University Press, 2012); Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life (John Wiley, 2008), Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection (Island Press 2005).

Nature by Design: the Practice of Biophilic Design

June 1, 2015

The challenge of biophilic design is to address prevailing deficiencies of contemporary building, landscape and interior architecture by initiating a new framework for the beneficial experience of nature in the built environment (Kellert et al 2008, Kellert 2012, Kellert and Finnegan 2011). Biophilic design is about creating good habitat for people as a biological organism…