The B-Collaborative serves as a gateway and catalyst for transformational projects. We seek to inspire and facilitate the next generation of sustainable design by integrating natural forms, processes, and systems into human enterprise. Through workshop and curriculum development, lecture and conference participation, and project development, we create the conditions where our human designs are inspired by nature to leave the world better than we found it.
“Legislation doesn’t create good behavior. Respect does.”
- Janine Benyus
Founder & Project Coordinator
Amy Coffman Phillips
Amy Coffman Phillips is a mother, biomimic, architect, MBA, and facilitator who serves as one of nature's ambassadors to the human built environment. She bridges her love of nature and the creative process to create and facilitate engaging (nature-based) projects, from immersive education to built environment consulting. She is skilled at visual and verbal communication of complex ideas and has the unique ability to hold a strategic vision of a holistic system while managing the implementation process of multi-dimensional projects. To create future collaborators and change agents, Amy leads workshops, holds lectures, and offers biomimicry consulting services for clients looking to learn from nature to inspire sustainable, restorative human environments. Amy's particular expertise is increasing resilience in human systems and has co-created a "Naturally Resilient" workshop for business and non-profit leaders.
Amy is also a co-founder of Biomimicry Chicago, a local resource for those looking to learn from nature to design sustainably and restoratively. Through this local node of the Global Biomimicry Network, she created The Prairie Project (an AskPlace initiative) advancing locally-attuned environmental performance standards for the built environment. Amy is a Certified Biomimicry Professional, Illinois licensed architect, MBA, and LEED AP BD+C. She will measure her success by raising great kids and inspiring others to (re)connect with the natural world by learning from Nature's genius.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and follow Amy on twitter @amycoffman.