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Michael Pawlyn

A lead architect for the Eden Project, a biomimicry practitioner, and the Founder-Director of Exploration Architecture, Michael Pawlyn is dedicated to marrying up the inspirations of nature in his sustainable design projects. He is a passionate advocate of, and powerful keynote speaker on, biomimicry, innovation, sustainability, and energy and climate change solutions.

 

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Michael Pawlyn Biography

One of the lead architects on the Eden Project, and director of Exploration, Michael Pawlyn is a passionate advocate of, and keynote speaker on biomimicry and innovation.

Michael Pawlyn established Exploration in 2007 to focus exclusively on environmentally sustainable projects that take their inspiration from nature. In 2008 Exploration was short-listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award and the internationally renowned Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Prior to setting up the company Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project.

He was responsible for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes and the subsequent phases that included proposals for a third Biome for plants from dry tropical regions.

He has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable...

One of the lead architects on the Eden Project, and director of Exploration, Michael Pawlyn is a passionate advocate of, and keynote speaker on biomimicry and innovation.

Michael Pawlyn established Exploration in 2007 to focus exclusively on environmentally sustainable projects that take their inspiration from nature. In 2008 Exploration was short-listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award and the internationally renowned Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Prior to setting up the company Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project.

He was responsible for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes and the subsequent phases that included proposals for a third Biome for plants from dry tropical regions.

He has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable design in the UK and abroad and in May 2005 delivered a talk at the Royal Society of Arts with Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface. In 2007 Michael Pawlyn delivered a talk at Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ conference and, in 2011, became one of only a small handful of architects to have a talk posted on TED.com. His TED talk has now received over 1.2m viewings.

In the same year, his book 'Biomimicry in Architecture' was published by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Sahara Forest Project, which he jointly initiated, has received plaudits from numerous world leaders for its visionary approach to addressing future food, energy and water challenges. The first version was built in Qatar and was opened by the Emir during the 2012 COP 18 climate change negotiations.

Michael’s work has been featured in Wired, The Economist, New Scientist, National Geographic and many other international newspapers and magazines. He has also featured on Radio 4 and the Discovery Channel.

Speaking Topics

Michael Pawlyn has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable design and is an adept and fascinating keynote speaker.

  • Biomimicry
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Energy and climate change solutions
  • The Eden Project

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