Ecosystems Services At Work

 |  “When the rain departs, the mosses’ sponginess retains water, then slowly releases it. Forests therefore nurture life downstream from themselves, shielding rivers from sudden muddy surges and sustaining flows during dry spells. Evaporation from the wet forest creates clouds of humidity and, if the forest is large enough, generates its own rain. We usually take […] — Read More

Terrapin Speaks at SXSW Eco 2014

 |  Terrapin will present on both biophilic design and ecological urban design at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, Texas. Bill Browning and Catie Ryan will be speaking on October 6-8 about the recently released paper on “14 Patterns of Biophilia“. On October 7, Terrapin’s own Chris Garvin and Chris Starkey will also conduct the workshop […] — Read More

Terrapin Hires Urban Planner Jonce Walker

 |  Terrapin is thrilled to announce the hiring of Jonce Walker, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor with over a decade of sustainability leadership experience. His work in urban design, renewable energy, green building, and progressive policy has helped transform both public and private institutions. Additionally, Jonce is the founder of Pedal Craft, a philanthropic […] — Read More

Terrapin Hires Architect and Biologist Allison Bernett

 |  We are pleased to welcome a new member to our team, Allison Bernett. Allison recently graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in architecture and biology.  As such, Allison is particularly interested in biophilia and bioinspired innovation within architecture. Allison will be primarily supporting our bioinspired innovation efforts and […] — 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

Biomimicry and Photonics

 |  Organisms employ an array of strategies to generate, detect, absorb, scatter, and otherwise process light. Researchers in optics and photonics are studying these strategies and increasingly use them as blueprints in the development of advanced sensing and imaging devices. — 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

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

Hegeman Residence

 |  The Terrapin charrette allowed stakeholders to focus on occupant health, indoor environmental quality, and best practices to reduce tenants’ energy bills. — Read More

PlaNYC 2030

 |  Terrapin Partner Bob Fox was appointed to the NYC Sustainability Advisory Board, to develop strategies for greening NYC as part of PlaNYC 2030. — Read More