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.

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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Catie Ryan Speaks on Biophilia at IIDA-NY

Join Terrapin’s Catie Ryan at the October IIDA-NY event “Motivating Passion For Sustainable Design”. She will be teaming up with Architectural Record’s Joann Gonchar to discuss “Beauty, Biophilia and The Living Building Challenge” in a session moderated by YR&G’s Lauren Yarmuth. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 6:00-8:00pm FLOR SoHo – 142 Wooster Street, NYC Please join […]

Terrapin Releases 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

Recall your favorite place – a scene where you felt rejuvenated, invigorated and centered.  Most likely, you’re picturing a place in nature.  This positive, visceral response to nature is central to the concept of biophilia, or humanity’s need to connect with nature. Now imagine  if the spaces you occupy regularly – your office, your community […]

Terrapin speaks at SXSW Eco 2014

Terrapin will present on both biophilic design and ecological urban design at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, Texas. Bill Browning and Catie Ryan will be speaking on October 6-8 about the recently released paper on “14 Patterns of Biophilia“. On October 7, Terrapin’s own Chris Garvin and Chris Starkey will also conduct the workshop […]

Terrapin hires urban planner Jonce Walker

Terrapin is thrilled to announce the hiring of Jonce Walker, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor with over a decade of sustainability leadership experience. His work in urban design, renewable energy, green building, and progressive policy has helped transform both public and private institutions. Additionally, Jonce is the founder of Pedal Craft, a philanthropic […]