Here’s some fascinating trans-disciplinary and highly innovative work in the architectural design field (with some very cool pictures, too):

HOK, one of the world’s largest architectural firms… formed an exclusive alliance with the Biomimicry Guild, a Montana-based consulting organization that pairs consulting biologists with designers, seating architects and ecologists together at the drawing table.

http://harvardmagazine.com/2009/09/architecture-imitates-life