AIA Northern Virginia
The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space - WEBINAR
April 23

This event is now a webinar.
See link at bottom to provide your information for the electronic Sign-in sheet.

Explore the impact of enclosed interiors and deep-plan buildings on human performance, including analysis of the role circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function plus our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.

Members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) can all also receive credit for this course.

Course objectives:
   - Discuss how and why isolating the qualities of light has a profound effect on perception.
   - Discuss the role Circadian Photoreceptors play in regulating circadian function and why the environmental context in which our physiology detects circadian light – in open, natural space – may play a role in generating a restorative effect.
   - Describe how our sensorimotor system and our memory share the same neural pathways to perceive and map out our environment, making our memory a neural repository of spatial reference frames.
   - Summarize the malleable nature of human perception and how multisensory illusions can be designed in architectural settings, transforming how our physiology experiences the built environment.
   - Explain the implications of deep plan buildings on human health and productivity and how biophilic design technologies minimize their deleterious impact.

Below is the link to access the meeting.  The below link will allow you to join as a group in a conference room, or individually from your computer or smart phone.  It is set so that all participants can join with video and voice if they choose.  If unable to connect with voice through your computer, then below is also two telephone numbers that you can use to dial into the meeting in addition to seeing the video on your computer. No password is required. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 385 058 779

Voice by Phone

+1 253 215 8782

+1 301 715 8592

Here is the link to the electronic sign in sheet:

All attendees should pull up this form and enter their information so that you can receive a certificate of participation and Sky Factory can report your credits.

Presented by Rebecca Clemens of Sky Factory.

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