Developers and Building Owners

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

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

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

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

Bill Browning to Speak at the Green Real Estate Conference

 |  Terrapin’s own Bill Browning will be speaking at the Green Real Estate Conference on April 23rd in Toronto, Canada. He along with Martha MacInnis, Design Director of Workplace Experience at TD Bank Group, Paul Scialla, Founder & CEO of Delos, and Regan Smith, Managing Principal at Halsall Associates will be a part of the panel discussion “On the […] — Read More

My Deserted Island Essential Reading

 |  The British have a long-standing radio show in which people talk about what ten albums they would take with them to a deserted island.  In that spirit, here are the ten books, a couple of chapters, and three poems that have really helped shape my thinking about our work, the environment, buildings and life. In […] — 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

150 Charles Street

 |  In Manhattan’s West Village, near Jane Jacobs’ loved Greenwich Village, 150 Charles Street is a multi-family residential building designed by COOKFOX. — Read More