Adaptive Sensory Environments by Maria Lorena Lehman MDes ’04 has won a 2017 Silver Medal Nautilus Book Award in the Creative Process category. The book presents “a cutting-edge methodology for adaptive sensory design by fostering an inter-disciplinary approach in which aspects of neuroscience, biophilia, captology, nanotechnology, kinetics, and sensemaking all play critical roles in helping adaptive architecture ‘tune’ to occupants (learn more).” Lehman is founder of the Sensing Architecture ® Academy. Her research focuses on links between architectural design, science, and new technologies (learn more).
Established in the US in 1998, the annual Nautilus Book Awards recognize books in the genre of social and environmental justice. Previous winners include Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.