Wellbeing & Learning Driving Design

Time: 14:15 - 15:15

Date: Day 1


The challenges of designing for children and young adults with autism

Claire Mantle Schools Director, ADP & Claire Hunt, Head of Landscape, ADP

Improving Well-being and Learning with Biophilic Design

Mark Brown, Consultant, TG Escapes Eco Buildings

With UK society facing a mental health crisis it is now more important than ever to support the well-being of students and their teachers. Incorporating nature-inspired (biophilic) design elements into school buildings is one way to help. Many research studies have shown how the use of natural materials, the provision of natural light, ease of access to the outdoors and the incorporation of nature inspired shapes, patterns and images can improve the built environment.
We will explain the principles of biophilic design and show that they can easily be incorporated into new buildings and added to existing spaces. We will look at the impact of biophilia on educational outcomes and general well-being using independent research and case studies.


  • Claire Mantle Education Sector Lead - ADP
  • Mark Brown Consultant - TG Escapes - Eco Buildings to Inspire
  • View full profile for Claire HuntClaire Hunt Head of Landscape - ADP


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