Terrapin Bright Green

Terrapin collaborates with organizations to challenge assumptions and develop solutions that lead to improved environmental and financial performance through research, planning, guidelines, and product development.


We challenge our clients to think creatively about environmental strategy, development, and operations. Our intellectual rigor and depth of knowledge leads to transformative solutions for our clients and advances for the built environment.

About Terrapin


Using whole systems thinking, we engage collaborators from our extensive network, partnering with ecologists, engineers, energy experts and others with deep knowledge on relevant issues to develop strategies for our clients that solve their challenges while supporting a sustainable future.

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We develop innovative solutions to today’s built environment challenges by collaborating with researchers in diverse fields from neuroscience and physiology to nano-engineering and data science. This pioneering work is shared to help create a restorative future.

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Find the latest thinking and updates from the Terrapin team in the blog.

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Economics of Biophilia RELAUNCHED

Terrapin is excited to re-issue The Economics of Biophilia, with a stylish new cover, a few really great biophilic buildings, and a note from Bill Browning and myself, which I’ve included here. Since the initial publishing in 2012, we have received a great amount of positive feedback, expanded our knowledge with new research and published several […]

Missed Bill’s Talk at Interface UK? Watch His Talk Here!

Bill Browning had a busy week last week! After presenting at Workplace Trends Conference, Bill had the privilege to speak at Interface UK Showroom in London about Terrapin’s latest work and research in biophilia and bioinspired innovation. If you missed his talk, be sure to watch these videos of his talk and the question and answer period below (courtesy […]

EPA Faster Cheaper Greener

Join Us for the EPA’s Latest Webcasts on Water

Terrapin is leading the newest installment of the EPA’s Faster, Cheaper, Greener Webcast Series. The series examines new water-centric strategies, designs, and technologies inspired by nature—solutions that mitigate risk, reduce costs, improve health, and support the development of a regenerative and resilient society. Read more about the webcasts here. The first session “Ecological Built Environments”  was held on […]

Greenbuild 2015

Register for Greenbuild and See Bill and Chris S. on Stage!

Terrapin’s Bill Browning and Chris Starkey will be presenting at this year’s Greenbuild Conference. Bill’s talk, Biophilic Design in Context: Applications for Culture & Climate, will talk about his experience with biophilic design, and how biophilic design patterns and implementation strategies may differ relative to their context, such as different cultures, ecologies, building types, or […]