2022 Biophilic Design Workshops


2022 Biophilic Design Workshops

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 September 2020 publication Nature Inside: A Biophilic Design Guide, and in the wake of the global pandemic, Terrapin has welcomed a surge of interest in biophilic design, particularly for interior environments, from the office and home to schools and healthcare facilities, as well as civic and outdoor spaces. Of particular interest to us is the relationship between the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes in creating a holistic biophilic experience in sync with our physical infrastructure and local ecosystems.

In response to popularity in 2021, we have updated our offerings to include workshop modules for those interested in more nuanced perspectives, such as user experience narrative, gaining client buy-in, and balancing cost-benefit. See our Biophilic Design Workshops flyer (below) for an overview and ask us about scheduling a session or crafting a bespoke workshop to meet the specific needs and interests of your project or audience, including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, master plan/campus design and product design.

  • 2022 Biophilic Design Workshops flyer (US letter)
  • 2022 Biophilic Design Workshops flyer (A4)

Feature and header image by Michael Treu from Pixabay.

Catie is the Director of Projects at Terrapin and a leader in biophilic design movement. With a background in urban green infrastructure, Catie's interest lies in systems thinking to address human health and sustainability challenges at each scale of the built environment.