Michael Pawlyn


Architect, Systems Thinker, Regenerative Design And Biomimicry Expert
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Toronto, Ontario
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Michael Pawlyn is recognized as an authority in the fields of regenerative design and biomimicry, respectively. In 2007, he launched his own business under the name Exploration Architecture with the intention of specializing in high-performance buildings and providing solutions for the circular economy. He is regularly booked as a keynote speaker on innovation and hisTED talk has had over 2 million viewings. Michael jointly initiated the widely acclaimed Sahara Forest Project; the latest version of which was opened by the King of Jordan in 2017.

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  • Environment & Climate Change
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Michael Pawlyn has been described as an expert in regenerative design and biomimicry. He established his firm Exploration Architecture in 2007 to focus on high-performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy.

The company has developed a ground-breaking office project, an ultra-low energy data centre, a zero-waste textiles factory and progressive solutions for green cities. Before setting up Exploration, Michael worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that designed the Eden Project.

He is regularly booked as a keynote speaker on innovation, and his TED talk has had over 2 million viewings. Michael jointly initiated the widely acclaimed Sahara Forest Project, the latest version of which was opened by the King of Jordan in 2017. In 2019 he co-initiated’Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency’which has spread internationally with over 7,000 companies signed up to address the planetary crisis.

Since 2018 he has been increasingly providing advice to national governments and large companies on transformative change. His book Biomimicry in Architecture has been RIBA Publications’ best-selling title. His latest book, Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency, co-authored with Sarah Ichioka, was published by Triarchy Press in December 2021.

Michael Prawlyn has written books for people searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology – designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative. He advocates that over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and processes that can be applied to modern green design.

Michael Prawlyn’s books are for architects, urban designers and product designers; he looks to the natural world to achieve radical increases in resource efficiency. Packed with case studies predicting future trends, it also contains updated and expanded chapters on structures, materials, waste, water, thermal control and energy, as well as an all-new chapter on the light.

Michael Prawns’ latest book proposes a bold set of regenerative principles with the potential to transform how we design, make and manage our buildings, infrastructure and communities. Whether you’re a built environment professional or client, an activist or a policymaker, Flourish offers an urgent invitation to inhabit a new array of possibilities through which we can build a thriving future together.

From sustainable to regenerative –the next essential shift for business

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Biologically inspired innovation

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Rising to the challenge of the planetary emergency

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How change happens and how to transform our agency

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One of the finest talks I’ve ever seen on nature and design


Amory Lovins

Chairman and Chief Scientist

Rocky Mountain Institute

I have just watched the talk that Michael Pawlyn gave for TED and thought it was one of the most amazing and interesting things I have ever heard about. Thank you for thinking outside of the box

Hanna Sankowska

Your talk was a tremendous inspiration to all and the response has been fantastic. Personally it was the best presentation I have ever experienced -thank you Michael

Torben Thyregod Jensen


Michael was fantastic! The audience absolutely loved his lecture. Couldn’t have been a better way to launch the series.

Colleen McLaughlin

Natural History Museum of Utah








Expertise in

  • Business Growth & Strategy

Speaker Types

  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conference
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Event Format
  • Government Departments & Agencies
  • Scientific & Technical
  • Speaker Types
  • Sustainable Development
  • TED & TEDx
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