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

About Terrapin


Terrapin’s passion and diverse knowledge are focused in the following areas:

  • Environmental Strategies
  • Biophilic Design
  • Ecological Design “Phoebe”
  • Bioinspired Innovation

Our Services


We push the boundaries of sustainable design practices by collaborating with leaders in diverse fields ranging from physiology to materials science. We make this pioneering research freely available to promote innovation in the built environment.

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AIA Convention

Terrapin to Speak at AIA Convention 2016

Curious about net-zero energy? Ever heard of neural nets or attention restoration? This year’s annual AIA Convention will feature panels with both Bill Browning and Chris Garvin, who will share insights on global sustainable building trends and evidence-based design. Philadelphia will host this year’s conference from May 19-21.

Biophilic Design at Living Future 2016 unConference

This year, biophilic design will be a large theme at the International Living Future Institute’s Living Future unConference in Seattle, WA. The conference will be featuring the first ever Biophilic Design Summit on May 11th and Catie Ryan will be speaking in “Biophilic Design: Achieving Broad Adoption.”

New Biophilic Design Case Study: When Nature Calls

Although our first three biophilic design case studies were well-received, we felt that our next case study should focus on a smaller but just as significant project: the biophilic outhouse. This audaciously simple design leaves the user fully exposed to the natural surroundings for the maximum biophilic experience. Read the full case study below:   Confused? […]