Architects and Designers

Summer 2018 Reading List

 |  Looking for a summer book recommendation? This year our Summer Reading list features titles ranging from authors we know well to ones we’re meeting for the first time. — Read More

Bill to Speak at Design Week Portland

 |  Bill heads to Design Week Portland to speak on one of the week’s many panel discussions and programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines. — Read More

Biophilia in an Abiotic Environment

 |  While humans have reached nearly every corner of the surface of this planet, there are still inhospitable places where, without the slow process of evolutionary adaptation, we explore only as visitors aided by advances in technology.  The ice-locked continent of Antarctica is one such place.  — Read More

Recap: Terrapin at Greenbuild 2017

 |  Catie Ryan will join Amanda Sturgeon and Julia Africa for an interactive session on biophilic design research tools and technology at the 2017 Greenbuild Conference. — Read More

Greenbuild Biophilic Design Interactive: Additional Resources

 |  As we wrap up Greenbuild preparations, we’re faced with one question: What do we do with all of the gathered information that just didn’t make the cut? Well folks, here it is – additional resources exploring the many design and biophilic research applications emerging from advancements in consumer technologies. — Read More

Natural Ventilation: Learning from the Past

 |  Bill discusses his own experience with natural ventilation systems, and Professor Alan Short’s timely new book, The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture. This work is very encouraging as it will not only lower energy costs and improve ventilation, it also offers a new level of resilience when conventional systems fail. — Read More

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