How to Boost Office Productivity with Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design - Commercial Flooring

What is Biophilic Design?

          Biophilic design is a design concept that promotes incorporating elements of the natural environment to increase employee productivity and satisfaction at work. This is done through the use of direct/indirect nature, space and place conditions. Science has actually proven that biophilic design can enhance learning, recovery from illness, increased satisfaction and improved work performance.

How can you create Biophilic Design?

Direct Experience of Nature

  • Light 
  • Air 
  • Ventilation
  • Plants

Indirect Experience of Nature

  • Images of nature
  • Natural materials
  • Simulations of natural light
  • Natural geometrics

Space and Place

  • Prospect and refuge
  • Organized complexity
  • Integration of parts
  • Transitional spaces

Biophilic Design in Meeting Spaces

          When it comes to designing meeting spaces, poor lighting and uninspiring surroundings can be quite draining to people. This can promote an unproductive environment where tired employees are counting the minutes until they can escape. There are a number of ways you can incorporate biophilic design into your office, including through the use of living walls, natural lighting, and selecting the right commercial flooring and furniture used. 

Living Walls

Plants or moss can help bring the outdoors inside, while imporving produtivity and removing harmful contaminants from the air.

Natural Lighting

Bright, natural light raises alertness while also increasing energy. Leading to more efficient performance on cognitive tasks. 

Flooring and Furniture 

Wood flooring & furniture can contribute positively as they carry natural elements. As well as patterned carpets that mimic trees or water.

Impact After Utilizing Biophilic Design

"Several clients have shared their post-conference survey results and attendees felt more focused and engaged during their meetings."
Stephanie Glanzer
Senior VP at MGM Resorts

Examples of Biophilic Design