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Seattle Monthy Education Meeting - Changing Technology and "The Smart Green"

When Jul 26, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
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Nature as Technology & Technology as Nature

Photos from UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design; Institute of Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart, Germany by Roland Halbe; Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture, Doha, Qatar.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM 6:30-7:00—COME EARLY for Free Refreshments & Networking

Phinney Neighborhood Association, lower brick building 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA

The “goals” of Nature and Technology are often seen as diametrically opposed. In this session we examine buildings designed and built with nature in mind as well as technology that overcomes our natural limitations. Join our experts, as we peer at the built environment through the lens of biomimicry and trend setting technologies that facilitate our design, building, and operating processes.

Our speakers will evoke images of nature's organizing patterns and their effects on the human organism, physical and psychological, and go on to highlight the potential of disciplines like biomimicry to illuminate these effects and influence the way we alter, organize, and build our environment, culminating in the latest in “smart green” construction, products and design.


Thomas Knittel, Design Partner at McLennan Design, recipient of over 30 design awards and a certified biomimicry professional. Thomas is returning this month to guide us deeper into the world of biomimicry. His insights and experience will deepen our connection to nature and help reimagine our place on the planet.

Greg Howes, is a serial entrepreneur, he is founder and CEO of IDEABuilder, has co-founded the AEC Hackathons and the Digital Fabrication Network, has 20 years of experience in the building industry and 10 years of experiecne as a technology entrepreneur. He will share with us his insights on technology and its influence on the future of the construction and real estate industries.

Don’t miss this great session! Contribute your questions, creativity and knowledge.

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Free for members; $10 suggested donation for non-members. Walk-ins welcome; register to ensure admission (150 cap.).

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