AIA Northern Virginia
The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space
March 27
12:00p


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. Analyze the role circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function, as well as how 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.

Registration will be available shortly.

Presented by Rebecca Clemens of Sky Factory.
Organized by the Small Firms Committee
1.0 LU|HSW