Michael Pawlyn Keynote Speaker
- A World Leading Thinker in Sustainable Design
- Thought Leader in Biomimicry
- Part of the Core Team that Designed the Eden Project
Michael Pawlyn's Biography
Michael Pawlyn is an architect and design innovator who takes cues from nature to make new, sustainable environments. He has been described as an expert in regenerative design and biomimicry.
Michael established his firm, Exploration Architecture, in 2007 to focus on high performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy. The company has developed a ground-breaking office project, an ultra-low energy data centre, a zero waste textiles factory and progressive solutions for green cities.
Prior to setting up Exploration, he worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that designed the Eden Project. He is regularly booked as a keynote speaker on innovation and his TED talk has had over 2 million views.
Michael jointly initiated the widely acclaimed Sahara Forest Project; the latest version of which was opened by the King of Jordan in 2017. In 2019 he co-initiated ‘Architects Declare a Climate & Biodiversity Emergency’ which has spread internationally with over 7,000 companies signed up to addressing the planetary crisis.
Since 2018, he has been increasingly providing advice to national governments and large companies on transformative change. His book ‘Biomimicry in Architecture‘ has been RIBA Publications’ best-selling title. His book, titled ‘Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency‘, co-authored with Sarah Ichioka, was published by Triarchy Press in December 2021.
Michael Pawlyn's Speaking Topics
• From sustainable to regenerative – the next essential shift for business.
• Biologically inspired innovation.
• Rising to the challenge of the planetary emergency.
• How change happens and how to transform our agency.