Health & Wellbeing

The Journey of Sustainability

 |  The green building movement and arguably the larger discussion about sustainability have progressed in scope and understanding over the last three decades. Terrapin staff have been at the heart of this journey. In retrospect, this progression can be understood as three distinct levels of sustainability, each with their own focus, and with direct and indirect benefits […] — Read More

PDX Airport Terminal Core Redevelopment

 |  The Portland International Airport (PDX) is a joint civil–military airport and the largest airport in the state of Oregon, accounting for 90% of the state’s passenger air travel and more than 95% of its air cargo. The site is bordered by the Columbia River in the north and the Columbia Slough in the south with […] — Read More

Another Dimension of Resilience

 |  Disaster resilience has focused primarily on the physical characteristics and resource provisions of a home. How might we incorporate psychological resilience into design? — Read More

Bill to Speak at ANFA 2018

 |  Bill Browning will speak at the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture’s annual conference this year. He will speak about the science of biophilia and biophilic design, new techniques for in-the-field measurement of brain response, and more. — 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

Terrapin Joins Fitwel Advisory Council

 |  Terrapin is excited to announce that we are part of the inaugural Fitwel Advisory Council. We’re thrilled to be one of the many great organizations promoting the advancement of Fitwel’s impact. — Read More

Creating a Healthier World

 |  Terrapin works across a broad spectrum of areas—environmental strategy, biophilic design, ecological design, and bioinspired innovation—but all of our efforts aim to create a healthier world. Supporting human health has implications at all scales of the built environment and unites our work across these diverse fields. — Read More