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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.

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

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

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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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ANNOUNCING: 2021 Biophilic Design Workshop Series

Designing with nature could be described as an industry response to health and wellbeing trends. But there is a history and science to this practice known as ‘biophilic design’. Biophilia is the innate connection between humans and nature. Biophilic design is the expression of those experiences of nature for a healthier built environment. Since our […]

Terrapin’s 2020 Biophilia Readings & Resources

A lot has happened over this past year, both around the world and within the arena of biophilic design. Since publishing our latest book, Nature Inside, and our current effort to craft a second edition of The Economics of Biophilia, we’ve revisited our reading list to reflect on the most recent thinking. Many of these […]

Terrapin Welcomes Rita Trombin for Winter Residency

This February, Terrapin welcomes Rita Trombin for a short-term residency, in collaboration with ILFI, to help continue Terrapin’s efforts to provide the design community with practical tools for biophilic design application. The focus of Rita’s residency will be on developing foundational materials for designing with fractals. This idea was born out of the Greenbuild 2019 […]