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.

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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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Bill Receives the 2015 ASID Design for Humanity Award

Terrapin partner and co-founder Bill Browning has received the 2015 National Design for Humanity Award, presented by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). This award is given in recognition of Bill’s trailblazing work in environmental design, most notably his research and implementation of biophilic design. Bill has dedicated much of his professional career to improving the health […]

AIA Connecticut Hosts Workshop on Well-Being

On July 8, AIA Connecticut is hosting a workshop “Innovations for Well-Being in the Built Environment”. I am looking forward to participating in a panel discussion with Brad Bevers, AIA, Executive Director, Facilities Design and Construction at the Yale-New Haven Health System, and Robin Guenther, FAIA, Sustainable Health Care Design Leader, Perkins + Will. Ross Spiegel, FAIA, will moderate the […]

Terrapin is Hiring – Operations Administrative Analyst

For Immediate Hire Terrapin Bright Green is currently seeking a motivated, hard-working individual to join our team as an Operations Administrative Analyst. This individual will have a number of responsibilities ranging from scheduling and team management, to interacting with current clients, to working on pitches for new business. This individual will report directly to the […]

Chris Garvin Presents at the Risk & Value Creation Forum

Our partner, Chris Garvin, presented at the Risk & Value Creation Forum in Mountain View, CA on the 24th of April. The forum, which Terrapin Bright Green was a sponsor of, centered around finance innovation informed by nature’s strategies, including risk management strategies and value creation opportunities afforded by using models found in nature. Chris spoke on a panel […]