Why Biophilia?

Interior design with nature in mind™

Jennifer Bliss Acorn was conducting research on the behavioral and biochemical changes in the human body, studying people’s autonomic nervous system (involuntary) reactions during commercial office indoor nature immersion, when she began collaborating with architects to “bring nature inside” multi-dwelling unit, luxury home/estate, hotel/lodging and restaurant commercial buildings. Her work in the building profession grew organically into a sustainable business over the course of the past two decades.

Acorn’s journey, weaving “ivory tower” behavioral and biochemical science together with “real world” aesthetic market demand, evolved naturally into her current practice of biophilic design, research and commissioned art. Drawing on her heritage, Eikenøtt Interiorscapes is the newest edition to her research firm Oak Nut Research and her ceramics studio Organic Designs which she started in 1998 while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Although biophilic interior design has been a core focal point in recent years, Acorn is equally well known for her legacy of work in the academic world of social and behavioral research, guiding hundreds of other researchers to successfully initiate their own human research studies. In 2020 she was invited to establish a new role in human studies research at California State University, Monterey Bay, an honor she continues to hold to this day.

Jennifer Acorn, PrincipalDesigner, Researcher, Artist

American Institute of Architects #39262444

American Society of Interior Designers #2039666

American Society of Landscape Architects #1183398

National Association of Landscape Professionals #344014

Green Plants for Green Buildings :: Certified Trainer

International Living Future Institute :: Member

Bend, Oregon

Our studio is located on private, remote property outside Bend,
Oregon. Contact us for studio access instructions and gate permissions.

Conference Center and Sample Warehouse

3151 NW Shevlin Meadow Dr.
Bend, Oregon 97703

Big Sur, California

Our studio is located on private, remote property in Big Sur, California. Contact us for 4x4 studio access instructions or aviation permissions.

Conference Center and Sample Warehouse

1312 Patch Court
Marina, California 93933

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