Amanda Sturgeon

In a Nutshell

 Amanda Sturgeon designs "biophilic buildings" that reinforce the human connection to the natural world by bringing the outside in.

About Amanda

Award-winning architect Amanda Sturgeon leads the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), an organization that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. She is also the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative, which aims to connect people and nature within our built environments and communities. Prior to ILFI, Amanda enjoyed a successful 15-year architectural career working on projects such as Islandwood on Washington’s Bainbridge Island. In 2013, Amanda was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for her extensive advocacy and volunteer service to the green building movement, and in 2015, she received the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award, honoring her as one of the top ten most powerful women in sustainability. Amanda is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings (2017).

Learn More

Amanda on the TEDMED Blog

Creating Biophilic Buildings. 2018.

Amanda Sturgeon.” gb&d Magazine. 2014.

To Improve our Health and Happiness, We Must Connect with Nature.” Trimtab. 2018.

Biophilic Design: Bridging the Gap between Nature and People.” Trimtab. 2017.