Building the future through research and innovation

Drawing from the latest cross-disciplinary research, we are reimagining standard practices in the built environment. Collaborating with researchers in diverse fields ranging from psychology to materials science, we publish reports, white papers, and articles to engage the community and inform our clients’ projects. This work brings together human wellbeing, the built environment, and the life sciences to create innovative solutions for a changing world.

Reports

Blog Features

Recent articles from our blog that describe our work and ideas

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Mithun's Coeur D'Alene Resort

Two New Case Studies in Biophilic Design

Terrapin has published two new case studies in biophilic design highlighting the Kickstarter Headquarters in Brooklyn and the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho.

Phoebe Ecological Design

The Value of Ecological Design

Our Ecological Design Framework (referred to simply as “Phoebe”) focuses on the most impactful project opportunities that will result in positive change on-site and far beyond the project property line. Reframing traditional green building metrics and transforming them into bold built ecological goals provides a structured but open forum for teams to achieve meaningful ecological change.

Embracing the Ecological Perspective

Understanding how cities are intricately interdependent on ecosystems allows us to make strategic design decisions for regenerative and healthful cities.