Biophilic Design and the Benefits of Timber


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This CPD presentation will introduce you to the main concepts of biophilic design, how it enhances and supports wellbeing and indoor environment quality, and the ways in which timber can be used in biophilic approaches to deliver better environments for people while also being positive for the planet.

By the end of this session, you should understand:

  • What is meant by ‘biophilia’ and ‘biophilic design
  • The key principles of biophilic design
  • The benefits of biophilic design for building occupants
  • How timber can be used in a biophilic approach
  • How timber can be used for human health, wellbeing and productivity


Shaun Storck

Shaun is the National Manager for the Porta Industrial/Timber Design Division and with an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the building industry, Shaun is a seasoned expert in sales and management, specialising in Architectural and Design specification. As the National Manager of Porta’s Industrial/Timber Design division, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a strategic approach to the table.

Since joining Porta four years ago, Shaun has played a pivotal role in the specification of Porta’s premier solid timber lining board range, Contours. His responsibilities flourished as he took on a Business Development Management role, effectively collaborating with joiners and installers across multiple states to enhance service delivery and client satisfaction.

Prior to his current position, Shaun was renowned for his engaging and informative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentations. He delivered these presentations both in-person and online, primarily to architects throughout New South Wales, earning accolades for his depth of knowledge and communicative clarity.

Shaun’s leadership at Porta not only reflects his profound expertise but also his commitment to advancing industry standards and fostering professional growth within the architectural community.

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Presention Type:

Formal CPD

CPD Points:

1 Formal CPD Point