In September 2020, Mohawk Group will host the latest presentation in its Resourceful CEU series and debut an accredited session that showcases an emerging body of work in the realm of biophilic design. “Fractal Fluency in the Built Environment” will focus on the intersection of science, design and art, and the concepts behind a stress-reductive approach to commercial spaces. The hour-long course will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. EST to accommodate guests tuning in across different time zones. Each CEU is free to attend virtually, but attendees must register to view and receive credit through AIA and IDCEC.

Presented by Anastasija and Martin Lesjak of Austria-based 13&9 Design and Dr. Richard Taylor of the University of Oregon, the course addresses fractal fluency and how fractals can be translated into design. Seemingly random shapes and forms found in nature often appear haphazard; but, upon closer inspection, there is a structure underlying these natural arrangements. As we look closer and closer, the patterns repeat over and over. These patterns – fractals – are the building blocks of many of nature’s motifs and have been scientifically proven to reduce stress by as much as 60 percent.

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