The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/20/2020
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

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The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space

This course explores the impact of deep plan buildings on human performance.We analyze the role daylight and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.The course introduces a new technology that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line.Restoring these fundamental spatial reference frames through a valid multi-sensory illusion restores a range of wellness benefits normally associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles.

AIA Silicon Valley members - no fee (be sure to sign-in first)
Non-members $10
Donation $10. Your support is appreciated!

This webinar is presented by Sky Factory
Register in advance for this webinar. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendance reported by Sky Factory
A link to a Google Form will be provided during the presentation for all attendees to record their attendance individually and we will provide certificates to all who participate. Please complete submitting your attendance by the end of the day so that we do not miss reporting your credits. The attendance sheet also includes a brief course evaluation that is optional. We do appreciate any feedback you are willing to provide.

Approved 1 LU/HSW | Following this course you'll be able to:

  • Discuss the sky as the therapeutic spatial medium of daylight.
  • Explain why circadian photoreceptors may generate a restorative effect on spatial cognition.
  • Describe the link between our sensorimotor system, memory, and spatial reference frames.
  • Summarize the malleable nature of human perception and how multisensory illusions can make space.
  • Explain the implications of deep plan buildings on human wellness.

About the speaker:

Rebecca L. Clemens Since joining the Sky Factory education team in 2017, Rebecca Clemens has presented Sky Factory’s AIA approved educational courses over 300 times to architecture firms and organizations throughout the United States and Canada. She has a diverse background in business, farming, marketing, education, personalized clothing embellishment, and martial arts. With a passion for understanding the brain and how we are all connected, she enjoys sharing Sky Factory’s research based courses. Rebecca’s love of nature thrives as an educator for Sky Factory and through her hobbies of gardening, farming, and travel.