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.

Experienced

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.

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Collaborative

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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Insightful

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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Summer 2016 Biophilic Design Internship

Terrapin is accepting applicants for the 2016 internship in Biophilic Design! Come join us on our mission to inform and improve design for health and wellbeing in the built environment. INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW As interest in biophilia and biophilic design expand, the need to communicate truly good examples and opportunities increases. The Biophilic Design Case Studies will continue Terrapin’s […]

Summer 2016 Phoebe Internship

Terrapin is accepting applicants for the 2016 internship in Biophilic Design! Come join us on our mission to inform and improve design for health and wellbeing in the built environment. INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: Ecological Design Case Studies for Phoebe Terrapin has developed a unique suite of ecological design tools called “Phoebe.” Phoebe uses local, ecosystem-based knowledge to evaluate and […]

Why “Terrapin”: Origins of Our Name

Living in Washington DC, I frequently get asked if the name for Terrapin Bright Green is somehow associated with the University of Maryland (their mascot is the Terrapin). It is a fair question and a good school, but not the source of our name. “Terrapin” comes from much older source: the heritage of the founders […]

Bob Fox Elected to the USGBC Board of Directors

Our partner Bob Fox was elected to the 2016 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors by the USGBC membership. He will be serving for a three year term alongside Mike McNally, Chrissa Pagitsas, Janine Benyus, Paul Anastas, Aaron Bernstein, and Bruce Oreck. In January, Bob was selected to be vice-chair of the board. Chrissa Pagitas, the Director […]