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Biophilia is a relatively new area of horticulture, landscape architecture and garden design. People working in this field may have slightly different roles since it can be incorporated into garden design, planning of green walls and green roofs, or building design itself.
The sorts of things people in biophilic fields might do on a daily basis include:
Biophilic design may be used in and around residential properties as well as commercial residences like office blocks and hospitals. Work may also involve retrofitting existing buildings.
There are many points of entry into this line of work. You may come to working in biophilic design from working in horticulture, at any level; or through related industries such as:
Others start with no training or experience. They may begin as a labourer or assistant to a garden designer or landscaper and learn on the job. As they gain experience they may be given greater responsibility, and this could lead to supervisory roles. From here, opportunities to work in management may arise an they may get more involved in design.
Since biophilic design is a relatively new area of design, there may not be too many options to work in this field full time but there are ways that you can steer a fledgling career towards this kind of work:
Being a newish area of design, biophilic design and its offshoots, like green walls and roofs, are still evolving. With that comes changes in construction methods, design practices, materials, and so forth. This means that anyone working in this field has to stay informed of industry changes in order to progress their career.
The best ways to achieve this include:
Those working as consultants or in private practice also need to promote themselves and their businesses. Some ways to do this include:
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