Allison Bernett

Allison Bernett is a research analyst and the public relations coordinator for Terrapin Bright Green. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in architecture and biology. Allison’s interests focus on architecture, sustainability, and bioinspired innovation.

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 […] — Read More

Rebecca Macies Selected for Urban Green’s Membership Committee

 |  Terrapin’s Rebecca Macies was selected for Urban Green Council’s 2017 Membership Committee. The Membership Committee assists Urban Green Council in increasing membership and member participation in UGC events. Rebecca brings her unique background in environmental policy and economics, as well as her experience in community outreach and engagement, to the position. We look forward to another […] — Read More

Chris Garvin Appointed to GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee

 |  Our partner Chris Garvin was recently appointed as a member of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee. The Green Building Advisory Committee provides advice to GSA to accelerate the successful transformation of the Federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices. Chris will bring his extensive knowledge and experience in the architecture and sustainable […] — Read More

Recap: Terrapin at Greenbuild 2016!

 |  Bill Browning and Chris Garvin had great sessions at Greenbuild 2016 about biophilic design and the sharing economy. Read more about their sessions and the team’s impressions of Greenbuild overall. — Read More

Chris Garvin at the SHIFT Zurich 2016 Summit

 |  Our partner Chris Garvin will be moderating a full-day workshop at the SHIFT Zurich 2016 Summit. The Summit is a leading platform for impact investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world who are passionate to implement resilient strategies and solutions informed by nature. — Read More

Terrapin to Present at the 2016 BOMA Conference

 |  Jonce Walker from our team will be presenting with Joe Zazzera, CEO of Plant Solutions, in the session “Human Wellbeing: The WELL Building Standard and the Economic Case for Nature-Based Design” at the 2016 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference in Washington DC. — Read More

Recap: Biophilic Design at Living Future 2016 unConference

 |  This year, biophilic design was a large theme at the International Living Future Institute’s Living Future unConference in Seattle, WA. The conference featured the first ever Biophilic Design Summit and Catie Ryan spoke in the session “Biophilic Design: Achieving Broad Adoption.” — Read More

New Biophilic Design Case Study: When Nature Calls

 |  Although our first three biophilic design case studies were well-received, we felt that our next case study should focus on a smaller but just as significant project: the biophilic outhouse. This audaciously simple design leaves the user fully exposed to the natural surroundings for the maximum biophilic experience. Read the full case study below:   Confused? […] — Read More

Bob Fox Elected to the USGBC Board of Directors

 |  Our partner Bob Fox was elected to the 2016 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors by the USGBC membership. He will be serving for a three year term alongside Mike McNally, Chrissa Pagitsas, Janine Benyus, Paul Anastas, Aaron Bernstein, and Bruce Oreck. In January, Bob was selected to be vice-chair of the board. Chrissa Pagitas, the Director […] — Read More