This month the Office of Research, Innovation & Economic Development (ORIED) is highlighting the work of Amy Loy, a Master’s student in the College of Architecture & Design. Loy is examining how human experience is impacted by natural processes and how that informs structure and design. Whether it is how sunlight filters into a space or how water moves and sounds, Loy is looking for ways to design spaces that lead to improved health and wellness. This approach to architecture and design is called biophilic design.
“This is a relatively novel approach to architecture. I want to craft human experience in a space through new ways of thinking and emerging technologies in an effort to design buildings that positively impact the people that use them. As opposed to simply building a box and trying to fit sensory experiences into it.”