Oliver Heath Design’s human-centred and research-led approach incorporates Biophilic Design principles to deliver tangible and financial benefits to the triple bottom line of people, planet and performance...
BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st Class), PGCert Creative Arts Education, MA Sustainable Design (distinction), HEA Fellow
Victoria is a Designer, Researcher and Educator. Her passion for improving well-being whilst creating more Resilient ways of living has led her to becoming a Biophilic Design Consultant and Researcher at Oliver Heath Design.
Victoria started her journey into Biophilic Design 15 years ago when she took on an allotment and realised she’d need help if she was going to grow anything other than weeds. She signed up for a Permaculture Design course, which not only opened her eyes to the benefits of working with nature, but also how natural systems could be mimicked to design urban environments in which communities can thrive.
She was hooked. As a practicing artist and lecturer in Art & Design at the time, she wanted to explore how to bring this ecological approach into her creative and teaching practices, so Victoria went on to study for an MA in Sustainable Design. During this time, she also set up the Brighton Repair Café (a wonderful community event where people learn how to repair their things) which she still runs today.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys sea swimming, woodland walks, camping and studying horticulture. At OHD, she continues to take inspiration from nature to encourage architects and designers to design for the wellbeing of people and the planet.