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ASID GEORGIA CHAPTER MAGAZINE ISSUE NUMBER IV WINTER 2020

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GREETINGS ASID GEORGIA MEMBERS!

It has been an amazing start to the ASID Georgia Chapters 2019-2020 Season! What spectacular events: from Storytellers on November 7th at the Carlyles, the National Greenbuild conference, our Art Auction that took place at ADAC on December 4th, and one of my favorites, the President’s lunches. I have met so many new people and heard your stories, how you entered our diverse environment and your dreams for the future. I am so fortunate to serve you this year and able to become deeply involved with our members. I hope everyone is enjoying the community engagement that we have launched with Storytellers and with our Art Auction benefitting the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Must Ministries, The Zone and every woman works, inc.. Thank you to my tireless board and to all of our sponsors who make these events happen. This particular issue of INDESIGN magazine is focused on Biophilic Design, something near and dear to my heart as restorative design for people and the environment is my passion. We can all engage in aspects of biophilic design whatever aspect of the industry you are part of. Daylight and views are a major aspect to health and well-being, in the home or in a hospital. Plant life and the quality of sounds, sounds of water, are all part of a restorative environment. Please take the time to research biophilia. You won’t regret the investment of time. It enriches how you think about design and the impact you can have.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Joyce Fownes, Allied ASID, LEED AP BD+C president@ga.asid.org PRESIDENT-ELECT Tony Purvis, ASID, LEED G.A president-elect@ga.asid.org FINANCIAL DIRECTOR Laura W. Jenkins, ASID finance@ga.asid.org

With the new year ahead of us, I hope that each of you can take the time to reflect on what you are most grateful for from this past year and what you are most looking forward to in 2020. We ask you to join us this year in engaging our local chapter, whether through a committee, President’s lunch, or attending the many ASID GA events. We have aggressive plans for 2020… for students, emerging professionals and all other members alike.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Tasha Norland, Industry Partner communications@ga.asid.org

I hope you enjoy this issue of INDESIGN magazine! Please let us know if there is anything you need that would help us serve the community and our ASID membership in the months ahead!

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the future is now

With our intrinsic love of creativity,

I suspect most of us share a fascination with the creative solutions informed by the everburgeoning field of Biomimicry. Literally defined as “imitating life,” many of us studied early examples of applied biomimicry in engineering and architecture, informed by the powerhouse academic Janine Benyus and her seminal book, “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.” It’s now more than two decades since the original publication of her text, and we thought it would be inspiring to catch up with some of the most current problem solving actively being informed by nature today. On the next few pages of this issue, enjoy these short excerpts found on the Biomimicry Institute web page as described by fascinating author, conservationist and The Explorer’s Club member Katie Losey.

- INT RO D U C T IO N BY TONY PURVIS; CONTENT BY KATIE LOSEY, DIRECTOR AT F RAGI L E - E ART H

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Innovation:

Wind turbines Nature’s Solution:

Humpback whale Problem Solved:

Making more efficient, quieter, & greener turbine aerodynamics Market Readiness:

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Wind Turbines: Although it may seem counterintuitive, the bumpy ridges on the leading edge of humpback whale flippers actually help them increase lift and reduce drag at the same time. After adding this saw-like design to wind turbines, wind farms use 25% less energy to produce 20% more power. This design shift was a surprise to many engineers, who believed that a smooth leading edge would result in superior efficiency. But experts determined that with bumpy fins, humpbacks can have a steeper angle of attack (the angle between the flow of water and the bumpy edge of the flipper), helping the whale to move effectively. This can be witnessed during their unique “bubble net feeding behavior” when they maneuver in tight circles and herd krill using air bubble clouds that entrap their prey. Making adjustments like this to wind turbine design can be meaningful as we work towards investing in cleaner, renewable energy to cut greenhouse gas emissions at a scale that could make meaningful changes to our country and the planet.

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Prosthetics & Factory Robots: Many humans are enchanted by elephants because as wild as it seems, they are a lot like us. These charismatic icons are self-aware, wise, and emotional creatures but bioengineers are captivated by them for another reason: their trunks. This organ is the genius behind some of the most indemand artificial limbs and robots that exist today. Ever since I watched an elephant trunk go from snorkel to tree leveler in a matter of seconds, I understand why. While our arms and hands have bones and joints, elephant trunks have neither. They have something arguably better: 40,000 muscles for incredible flexibility. Their tremendous range of motion and eleven degrees of freedom for movement enables them to go from uprooting 400-pound trees to delicately plucking a blade of grass. Human limbs don’t come close to this level of capability! An elephant trunk remains their most versatile tool used for communicating, smelling, breathing, even protecting their young.

Innovation: Prosthetics & factory robots Nature’s Solution: Elephant trunk Problem Solved: Limited prosthetics & Robots; unintuitive Human-technology Interaction Market Readiness: Commercial

Engineers have created a robotic limb made using 3D-laser sintering that mimics the features that make the trunk so extraordinary including flexibility, precision, control and efficient movement. Plus, it’s made without any iron or steel for a safer design that moves more naturally and lightweight (some are only five pounds). Elephant trunks are also revolutionizing robot factory productivity, unleashing major opportunities for industrial applications spanning agriculture, domestic household work and the automated handling industry. The high-functioning and intuitive artificial limbs have shown major progress in the marriage of machines and human interaction. One day, these machines could be 3D printed and print entire buildings.

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Innovation:

Life-saving surgical superglue Nature’s Solution:

Slug slime Problem Solved:

Revolutionizing the way surgical wounds are closed Market Readiness:

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Biologists have shown that the red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei) produces a special kind of mucus when threatened. Unlike the thin, slippery slime it secretes as it moves, the special defensive mucus is extremely

Surgical Superglue: Slugs rank low for many of us, but they are a potential godsend for surgical teams and are the inspiration behind a new biomedical adhesive that could possibly save your life.

sticky – strong enough to glue down predators for days. How does the slug avoid getting stuck down by its own glue? No one knows, not only for this species, but all other species which produce adhesives for

Some organs in our bodies, like hearts and lungs, are a challenge to repair (ie delicately patching a hole in a beating heart or repairing cartilage) because they are wet, and moving. Typical surgical adhesives and tapes are not sticky or flexible enough to work on the wet tissue.

Now engineers are looking to mimic slug mucus because it has the sticking power of superglue, it’s highly stretchable, biocompatible (our bodies don’t reject it), stretchy as a rubber band and so sticky it can reconnect wet pieces of heart or lungs back together. Plus it’s made without toxic, harsh chemicals, and eventually it’s possible this “glue” could disintegrate safely back into the body.

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The Future of Innovation is Here: 8 Inventions from Nature’s Laboratory, by author Katie Losey, originally posted on 10 September 2019. URL found at: https://biomimicry.org/ the-future-of-innovation-is-here-8-inventions-from-natures-laborator

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INCORPORATING BIOPHILIC PRINCIPLES TO OUR ‘BASE CAMP’ DESIGN by: Chip DeGrace, Vice President Workplace Applications, Interface

When we decided to create a new global headquarters for Interface in 2015, it was important to design a space that was conducive to productivity, incorporated nature and had a sense of human connection. Working with biophilic design experts, and through our partnerships with JLL, Perkins+Will, MSTSD and Parkside Partners, we drew inspiration from nature to create a functional space that inspires employees, customers and the community, while meeting our sustainability and wellness goals. ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY IN BUILDING OUR NEW HOME

Over the course of the 11 months of renovation, we were able to divert 93 percent of waste from landfill, including 102,160 pounds of concrete and 45,420 pounds of steel. Additionally, more than 90% of the building incorporates materials reused, recycled, or diverted from landfills. USING BIOPHILIA TO CONNECT WITH NATURE FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

The exterior of Base Camp is wrapped in a white, semi‐ transparent, recyclable polyester sheath depicting a life‐size forest. The design provides a connection to the site’s history, which was once a part of Atlanta’s Piedmont Forest, while also serving to detract birds from colliding with the glass. LETTING THE NATURAL LIGHT IN

The transparent white forest landscape also allows natural light into the workplace and simultaneously conserves energy by reducing heat from sunlight. Natural light and views of the outdoors and greenery support our human connection to the natural world. Natural lighting is also known to positively impact mentality and productivity. Researchers at Northwestern University have found that if the work environment is void of natural lighting that is representative or nature, employees can experience negative effects on health, productivity and well-being. - co n t i n u e d o n n ex t p a g e - 19 -

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USING NATURE TO CREATE A HUMAN-CENTERED INTERIOR

As we designed the layout of Base Camp, we divided the space into three distinct sections – The Cave, The Forest and The Bluff – all with employee happiness and human connections at the core of the design. The Cave is our refurbished parking garage, providing parking, bicycle storage and housing for the 15,000-gallon underground cistern that collects rainwater harvested through Base Camp’s slatted roofing.

The Forest comprises the three interior floors. Organized in horizontal and vertical circulations along a continuous path, each floor serves as a unique destination with a host of work choice offerings. The spaces also function as vignettes for Interface, decentralizing and re‐distributing the traditional idea of a showroom. The first floor includes a centralized work café to promote “collision” opportunities, while the second floor is a “quiet” floor dedicated to focus time. The second floor also offers restoration rooms for meditation, a library, mother’s rooms to ease postmaternity leave transition and showers. - co n t i nued o n nex t page

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The third floor is home to the executive leadership team. By offering a variety of working spaces, employees are able to grow and create their own meeting places and their own rhythms and traditions. The building also hosts recycling and composting stations to ensure our employees consider how their daily habits contribute to our greater sustainability mission. The top level of Base Camp is The Bluff, which consists of a rooftop lounge and an expansive garden of Georgia native plants, such as succulents, blueberries and rosemary, allowing employees to recharge outside while at work.The green roof not only offers biophilic benefits, but also filters rainwater collected in the cistern stored in the parking garage (used for flush fixtures in the office). Our new headquarters achieved LEED platinum certification and is on target to achieve WELL certification in the near future, ambitiously combining sustainability and employee well-being in one cohesive building. In meeting these standards, we designed Base Camp’s HVAC and lighting systems to help reduce the building’s total energy use by almost 50 percent compared to typical office buildings, while an

expansive cistern collects and treats rainwater, eliminating the need for municipal water for restrooms or landscape irrigation. Through these design elements, we have achieved 78 percent reduction in water use and 50 percent energy use reduction compared to code-compliant buildings. Although we encountered challenges and conflicting requirements along the way, we satisfied LEED and WELL needs through deliberate choices made during the renovation of the building. For example, Base Camp is directly across the street from one of Atlanta’s MARTA train stations, putting it in close proximity to public transportation to support LEED requirements. The accompanying noise contradicts basic WELL standards though, so we sourced thicker exterior glass to create a more desirable acoustic environment to combat the noise. Base Camp reflects who we are, what we do best and the values we live by every day. It highlights our obligation to run Interface in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.

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with Jay Gould, President & CEO, Interface + Chip Degrace, Vice President Workplace Applications, Interface

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Jay, how did you guide the design of Base Camp?

Jay: My key involvement in designing Base Camp

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And, why did you decide to renovate an existing building?

focused on ensuring our new global headquarters was reflective of our mission, culture, legacy and future as a company, all centered around our commitment to create a climate fit for life, initiated by our founder Ray Anderson. As part of this motivation, I helped select the location – 1280 W Peachtree St. – where we renovated an existing 1950s-era multi-tenant office building, reducing our environmental impact. As I’ve said before, the best building is a building that already exists.

Jay: We chose an adaptive reuse project to reduce the environmental impact of our construction. According to a National Trust study, it takes between 10 and 80 years to make up the negative impacts of new construction due to the role of embodied carbon within building materials.

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Jay: During the 11 months of renovation for Base

Why did you choose Midtown as the location?

Jay: First, we knew we needed a central location in

metro Atlanta to bring a sense of community back to a workplace that was dispersed across the city. We chose Midtown due to its close proximity to the majority of our employees. Seeing as sustainability is engrained in our company, we also wanted to offer our employees and guests alternate transit options. We relocated directly across from the Arts Center MARTA station to encourage public transportation. We also provide all the necessary resources for our employees to bike to work, including storage and showers.

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Would you then say that you were successful in reducing the company’s environmental impact in developing Base Camp?

Camp, we diverted 93% of waste from landfill. And, we donated 50 items to Atlanta-based Life Cycle Building Center, which redirects material donations back to the Atlanta community at a discount and through donation.

5. Chip, what was your role in designing Base Camp? Chip: I worked closely with our partners, JLL,

Perkins+Will, MSTSD and Parkside Partners, to lead design efforts and ensure our new global headquarters supported occupant health and productivity while meeting sustainability standards that align with our company’s mission to reverse global warming.

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Where did the forest graphic design that decorates the outside of Base Camp originate?

Chip: The forest landscape that wraps Base Camp is based

on an image taken by Bruce Quist, a Chicago-based photographer who frequently works with Interface. The white, recyclable polyester sheath covers the north and east sides of the building and pays respect to the city of Atlanta’s goal to restore its tree canopy to 50% or greater. The building wrap supports a healthy workplace by allowing natural light to shine through the blank space of the image while also conserving energy by reducing heat from sunlight.

come together and collaborate as members of the Interface team. But, we also know that each employee has different needs to be productive, dependent on the task or project at hand.With that in mind, we opted to provide the workforce options with work choice, which reduces distractions, enhances collaboration and improves space utilization. Our work options include traditional workstations, communal seating, standing tables, family rooms, quiet rooms and conference rooms of various sizes.

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How else does the design improve employee wellbeing?

Chip: We knew that the space needed to support employee

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Is there a memorable event that recently took place at Base Camp that made great use of the design?

Chip: In July, we hosted a post-NeoCon event for our customers to showcase our newly launched collection, Look Both Ways. This party took place on all floors of Base Camp and allowed designers to interact with our LVT and carpet tile products within the built environment, demonstrating how the collection supports workplace design. Base Camp’s design acts as a “living showroom,” providing customers and designers with a first-hand view of how our flooring products create inspiring spaces and boost employee wellness and productivity while also representing prevailing design aesthetics.

health and wellness. To do so, we incorporated wellness rooms for meditation and mother’s rooms to ease postmaternity leave transition. Further supporting employee wellness, we sourced thicker exterior glass to create a more desirable acoustic environment as noise in the workplace can cause increased levels of stress and anxiety. In addition, circadian lighting can be found throughout the space to improve employee focus.

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How can interior designers implement biophilic design into a workplace without undergoing a large remodeling?

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Can you explain how Base Camp supports employee collaboration?

Chip: We designed Base Camp for employees, continuing

our commitment to creating +Positive Spaces. With this new global headquarters, we united our employee base and changed the way we worked, encouraging employees to

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