Thursday, May 3rd AT 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Future Food: A New Outlook on Health, Wellness, and Nutrition in the Built Environment

Oregon Convention Center: Room B110-B112

Track: Food + Water

Our food system is broken. Inspired by the LBC, this interactive session will explore solutions that suggest positive changes in the cultural habits of dining, towards an architecture that supports health, nutrition, local food systems, and a reconnection to nature and the biophilic longings innate to our species. 

The panel will discuss how the future of food design is evolving, through urban farming, indoor hydroponic growing, shifts in menus, nutritional models, dining operational contracts, new cultural and technical models for foodservice equipment and dining environments, and in ways that bring a stronger connection to nature and the food we eat.


Chris Hellstern
Living Building Challenge Services Director
The Miller Hull Partnership
Sonja Bochart
Shepley Bulfinch
Richard Piacentini
Executive Director
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Robert Simmons
Shepley Bulfinch