Michael Pawlyn is an architect and innovator who has been described as a pioneer of biomimicry. He established his firm Exploration Architecture in 2007 to focus on designing high-performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy.
Prior to setting up Exploration Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that designed the Eden Project. Regularly booked as a keynote speaker on innovation, his TED talk has had over 1.8 million viewings and his book Biomimicry in Architecture has been RIBA Publications’ best-selling title. Michael Pawlyn jointly initiated the widely acclaimed Sahara Forest Project; the latest version of which was opened by the King of Jordan in 2017.