Architects and Designers

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

Gowanus, Green Infrastructure, and Public Health

 |  This post explores the public health benefits of green infrastructure and uses the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY as an example of how this type of infrastructure can be implemented to benefit communities. During a site visit to Gowanus, three sites were identified to examine the opportunities to develop green infrastructure where people live, work, and play. — Read More

Biophilic Design in Hospitality

 |  Terrapin has collaborated with Interface on a series of preliminary studies to bring clarity to biophilic design trends in hospitality, to assess the impact of biophilic design elements, and to formulate an approach for further testing. — 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

UPDATE! Clif Bar Biophilic Design Review

 |  Using the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design research as a framework, Terrapin analyzed the Clif Bar project and identified interventions to support employee health and wellbeing. Clif Bar is likely the first food manufacturer to deliberately incorporate biophilic design into an industrial bakery. — Read More

Recap: Terrapin at AIA Convention 2016

 |  This year’s annual AIA Convention in Philadelphia featured panels with both Bill Browning and Chris Garvin, who shared insights on global sustainable building trends and evidence-based design. — 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

Bill’s Greenbuild Session Available Online

 |  Bill’s Greenbuild 2015 session, Biophilic Design in Context: Applications for Culture & Climate, is now available online! Hear from Bill Browning, Clif Bar’s Elysa Hammond and Glumac Engineering’s Nicole Isle as they discuss the application of biophilic design patterns across different building types, climates, and cultures. — Read More