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Part presentation, part Q&A, the Healthy Materials Lab will give an overview presentation about their research and programs and take a deep dive into their practice tool– the HML Method Cards.
The Healthy Materials Lab is a design research lab at Parsons School of Design. They are dedicated to a world in which people’s health is placed at the center of all design decisions. The lab is committed to raising awareness about toxic chemicals in building products and to creating resources for designers and architects to make healthier places for all people to live.
Architect & Senior Researcher in Design and Practice, Parsons Healthy Materials Lab, NYC
Leila D. Behjat is a creative solution finder with a high sense for design and aesthetics. With a Diplom-Ingenieur (Masters) in Architecture from Hafencity Universitaet, Hamburg, Germany, she has worked globally in interior and lighting design fields on both residential and commercial projects. In recent years, she has focused on renovation with healthier building materials. Her current role as Senior Researcher in Practice and Design with Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design deepens her motivation and expertise to create healthier and more joyful spaces for humans and the planet. Leila is a 2022 Maintainers Movement Fellow with Sam Bennett.