Health & Wellbeing

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

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

Review of Designing Regenerative Cultures

 |  If I’m lucky, during the winter I have enough time and mental space to read one real book before other commitments distract me. This year, I dove into Daniel Wahl’s Designing Regenerative Cultures. In our current age of rapid evolution, Daniel offers a framework to co-create a plan to move beyond our destructive world order […] — 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