Global design and consulting firm B+H continues to bolster its reputation as leaders in resilient design with the addition of Director of Biomimicry, Jamie Miller and Environmental Planner, Sita Ganesan.
In their new roles, Miller and Ganesan will be responsible for growing B+H’s Biomimicry consulting offering on a global scale though close collaboration and integration with the firm’s Planning & Landscape, Architecture, Interior Design, and Advance Strategy teams.
The announcement reflects B+H’s commitment to growing their global Sustainability + Resilience platform. As the world grapples with a slew of environmental crises, from climate change to rapid ecological degradation due to urbanisation, B+H hopes to lead by example, addressing threats head on through progressive and thoughtful design strategies that benefit nature, and therefore society.
“While there is an urgent need to embed a nature-based approach into architecture, planning, and design, industry-wide application and awareness is not where it should be,” says Jamie Miller, Director of Biomimicry at B+H. “In recent years, we have often focused on our own man-made advancements and ignored the lessons to be learned from the world around us. This is a strategy that has rendered us collectively short-sighted. Perhaps it’s time we embrace new models, and a new mentor, in nature.”
Miller and Ganesan join from Biomimicry Frontiers, an award-winning sustainability consultancy and strategic planning firm founded by Miller in 2017 and named a “World Changing Idea” in 2019 by Fast Company for its collection of services in consulting, education, incubation, and investing.
“Jamie and I are both extremely excited to become a part of the B+H family after years of successful collaborations on a variety of global projects,” said Ganesan. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to join such a purpose-drive organization whose values align so deeply with ours.”
While Miller and Ganesan officially joined B+H in late November, B+H has had a longstanding partnership with Biomimicry Frontiers, integrating the principles of Biomimicry in its projects for several years. Examples range from Nhon Trach Hamlet Waterfront Master Plan (Vietnam), Bengaluru House (India) and Revelstoke Masterplan (Canada), among many others.
“We are thrilled to continue to deliver on our promise of delivering Bold + Human solutions through our new Biomimicry consulting offering,” said Bill Nankivell, CEO of B+H. “As we continue to work toward our vision of transforming spaces, communities, and economies through new models of consulting, Biomimicry will further strengthen our ability to deliver truly integrated projects, incorporating advanced tools, processes, and global best practices for clients around the world.”