The collaboration between the biomimicry institute and HOK, one of the worlds largest architectural firms, has begun to put biomimicry to practice at a community scale. Part of the goal is to use biomimicry as a metric of success for human made solutions. According to Janine Benyus, founder of the biomimicry institute “Nature can set the bar for performance, with the ultimate goal being that the built environment functions as well as the natural environment… Making a bio-inspired product is one thing; making a bio-inspired city begins to change the world”.

For more information check out HOK’s posting ‘Tapping the Genius of the Biome’ and and article by Sara Stroud at Designophy.