At Biomimicry Chicago, we seek the answers to humanity’s challenges by stepping outside the box and diving into the wild world of Life.  Through the biomimicry methodology, we find unconventional solutions to conventional challenges, big and small.

Connect with Biomimicry Chicago and our growing network of interdisciplinary professionals and students as we learn from nature, cross-pollinate innovative ideas, inspire locally attuned design, and accelerate the path to a more sustainable Chicago.

Learn more about our current and past projects, events, and related resources on our website. Check back often as we populate our site!

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Thank you to all who joined us for our successful Deep Roots kickoff workshop Friday, April 21, 2017! 



We aim to not only educate people about biomimicry, but also reap the benefits of biomimicry by incorporating biomimicry into practice.  Below you'll find links to our current projects, as well as links to selected past projects.

Current Projects

Deep Roots Initiative

Biomimicry Chicago’s ongoing “Deep Roots” Initiative seeks to create a collaborative process that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders of the built environment to collectively work toward a new paradigm of sustainability, resilience, and beauty for the Chicago region. Click here to find out more!

past Projects

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Chicago Design Competition 2013

Biomimicry Chicago delivered a 2-hour Design Jam to inspire a LBC design challenge working group through story, original biomimicry brainstorming materials.

Contact Us

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