Building the future through research and innovation

Drawing from the latest cross-disciplinary research, we are reimagining standard practices in the built environment. Collaborating with researchers in diverse fields ranging from psychology to materials science, we publish reports, white papers, and articles to engage the community and inform our clients’ projects. This work brings together human wellbeing, the built environment, and the life sciences to create innovative solutions for a changing world.


Blog Features

Recent articles from our blog that describe our work and ideas

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Technology and Environmentalism in the 21st Century

Technological advances are changing the way we interact with the world around us. Can we utilize these technologies to promote environmental responsibility, personal health, and a re-engagement with the greater community?

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.

Terrapin’s Summer Reading List

As summer gets into full swing, we’ve shared Terrapin’s Summer Reading list. It includes titles ranging from neuroscience to National Parks, and everything in between.

Forest Bathing post

Forest Bathing and the Larger Implications of Accessible Nature

The practice of therapeutic “forest bathing” popular in Asia and increasingly in the US supports health, wellbeing and meaningful contact with nature. Providing this access to nature has wide ranging implications for the health of the population and resilience in the face of climate change.