Catie Ryan

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.

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! — Read More

Biophilic Design Precedents: Three Perspectives on Evidence & Ideation

 |  In an effort to expedite the broad adoption of biophilic design, I’ve been exploring ways to build evidence and communicate success of industry-relevant biophilic design precedents. These are early thoughts on how we might go about filling knowledge gaps, proving the intuitively obvious, and establishing emotional connections to the built environment. — Read More

Catie Ryan Speaks on Biophilia at IIDA-NY

 |  Join Terrapin’s Catie Ryan at the October IIDA-NY event “Motivating Passion For Sustainable Design”. She will be teaming up with Architectural Record’s Joann Gonchar to discuss “Beauty, Biophilia and The Living Building Challenge” in a session moderated by YR&G’s Lauren Yarmuth. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 6:00-8:00pm FLOR SoHo – 142 Wooster Street, NYC Please join […] — Read More

Terrapin Moves to WeWork

 |  The Terrapin team is growing and is relocating to a WeWork space in Manhattan’s financial district! Our new office is located at WeWork Charging Bull, next to the famous Charging Bull sculpture, Bowling Green Park, and the Battery. Please send all mail (and boxes of chocolate) to: Terrapin Bright Green c/o WeWork 25 Broadway 9th […] — Read More

Bill Browning speaks at REFF 2014

 |  Terrapin Partner Bill Browning is speaking at the 2014 Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) on June 25-26. REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the US, where top transactional professionals talk about the rapidly changing state of renewable energy finance, and insights about the path ahead. — Read More

The Economics of Biophilia Receives EDRA Award

 |  The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has recognized “The Economics of Biophilia”, published by Terrapin in 2012, as being “a contribution or achievement that advances the field of environmental design research through the generation of knowledge, public service, or professional practice, for coherent recognizable body of work or activities by an individual or group”. — Read More