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.

Our Publications


Find the latest thoughts and updates from the Terrapin team in the blog.

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Living Future unConference 2017

Terrapin at Living Future unConference 2017

It’s that time of year again! The Living Future unConference by the International Living Future Institute is just around the corner. The progressive green building and sustainability conference will run from May 17th to May 19th in Seattle, Oregon. In line with this year’s theme of Genius + Courage, the lineup includes heavy-hitting keynote speakers […]

Bill Browning at BD West

Bill to Speak at BD West 2017

Bill Browning will be speaking about biophilic design and hospitality at this year’s BD West Conference and Expo in Los Angeles.

14 Patterns Goes Multilingual

With the collaboration of ARP-Astrance and Gondwana, the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design is now also 14 Modèles de Conception Biophilique! After months of translation and editorial review, the 60-page publication is now available in French and will soon also be available in Spanish. The landing page for the French language publication provides downloadable PDFs, […]