Billions of Years of R&D
Inspiring the Greater Los Angeles


Let’s act naturally.

The Los Angeles area is home to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. It’s ours. But not ours alone. That’s why it’s our focus as a diverse, regionally attuned network of changemakers and visionaries fostering innovation inspired by nature.



bios (life) mimesis (to imitate)

A design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns, engineering, architecture and design strategies to solve man-made challenges.

Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. They’ve found what works, what is appropriate, and most importantly, what lasts here on earth. We’re learning from them, much like our species has for many thousands of years.


Focal Points



We find inspiration from nature’s forms, processes and systems as well as make human connections with amazing people wowed by and driven to champion biologically inspired innovation. We create opportunities to connect with like-minded changemakers and, of course, reconnect with nature.

Join us on a hike or at a gathering!


We recognize there’s practically no end to the things we can learn from nature, and this brightens our every day. So we develop and deliver programs for K-12 STEAM education and experiences as well as professional training opportunities ranging from Lunch & Learns to off-site Workshops.

Bring bioinspiration into your class or conference room!



We lead Biomimicry Labs as think-and-do-tanks exploring solutions in Food, Energy, Water and Economic systems. Each Lab is comprised of diverse experts in the field. We also provide Consulting Services including research, ideation, design, and commercialization to select clients.

Join a Lab working group or bring us your challenge!

“We have five microclimates in L.A. and can surf in the morning and snow ski a few hours later. What a postcard perfect place to not only be inspired by nature but also borrow its strategies to solve critical challenges in one of the most innovative and environmentally conscious cities in the world.”
— Colin Mangham, Founder & Executive Director