Jun 24, 2019

Canadian Premiere of The Garden of Secrets

PFS Studio’s work is featured in this fascinating documentary by TEALEAVES, in partnership with UBC Botanical Garden exploring the influence of plants on architecture, design and engineering. Followed by a panel discussion at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Through millions of years of evolution, the structures and processes of organisms have resolved many of the engineering and environmental challenges facing the modern world–we just need to look, observe, and learn. Botanical gardens are ‘idea libraries’, places where a wealth of these solutions have been assembled near the doorsteps of the scientists, engineers, and designers tackling these issues.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum will be yours to explore for the evening, including a guided tour of extensive research collections housing over 2 million specimens.

Date and Time:                                                                                         Location:

Thursday |  June 27 2019  |  6.00 PM-8.30 PM                              Beaty Biodiversity Museum


6.00PM – What is Biodiversity? Museum tour

6.30PM – The Garden of Secrets screening

7.00PM – Panel discussion with invited guests


Invited guests:

Kelty McKinnon Landscape Architect and Principal of PFS Studio

Nathalie Attallah  |  Director – The Garden of Secrets and Creative Film Lead at TEALEAVES

Christine Lintott Architect and a Biomimicry Professional

Daniel Mosquin  Research and Biodiversity Informatics Manager at UBC Botanical Garden


Click here to purchase tickets for the event


The film premiered at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC
May 18, 2019 as part of the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Design Talk | Garden of Secrets