biophilia treehouse: about



our vision:


we seek to contribute to a shift in how we humans understand ourselves in relation to the natural world. we believe that if more of us can come to truly fathom the truth of our interconnectedness within the ecosystems we inhabit, we believe that a fundamental shift in how we design our built environments shall happen.

our values:


biophilia
community partnerships
work in collaboration with the natural world
attunement to the needs of ecosystems
non-hierarchical and non-dualistic frameworks
social and environmental justice
respect for indigenous knowledge
interdisciplinary practices

to achieve these goals, we are:


building an interdisciplinary team
creating amazing partnerships
seeking generous funding
collaborating with birds and wildlife
partnering with communities in underserved areas

interdisciplinary team


rebeca méndez
director of counterforce + project lead
erin cooney
associate director of counterforce
yogan muller
senior researcher
eleanor diamant
senior researcher
lili flores
graduate researcher
christian henry
graduate researcher
camille walkinshaw
graduate researcher
jenni fletes-galindo
postgraduate researcher
josé alberola
undergraduate researcher
paige brunson
undergraduate researcher
nikolai garcia
undergraduate researcher
karen ho
undergraduate researcher
philip otto
undergraduate researcher
benny sigoloff
undergraduate researcher
hera song
undergraduate researcher
grace xu
undergraduate researcher
ivy zhang
undergraduate researcher