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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Terrapin Hires Dakota Walker

Terrapin is pleased to introduce Dakota Walker, our new Junior Research Analyst. Dakota recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina Asheville, majoring in environmental studies with a concentration in environmental management and policy and a minor in economics. Upon graduation, Dakota worked at an architecture firm, where he gained experience with current trends in […]

climate take back

Understanding Interface’s New Mission “Climate Take Back”

Nearly a year ago, Interface announced their new mission “Climate Take Back” to go beyond thinking about how to limit the damage caused by climate change and to start thinking about how to reverse climate change. This bold new mission will follow their existing “Mission Zero” initiative to reach zero negative impact by the company […]

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 […]