Catie Balagtas

Director of Projects at Terrapin Bright Green
LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, New York, New York
United States

Catie is the director of projects and technical specialist at Terrapin Bright Green with twenty years of experience in design and environmental sustainability with a focus on biophilic design and the built environment. Catie works with clients to achieve biophilic design strategy and sustainable development goals, including Google's global Owner Project Requirements for Biophilic Design and a management strategy for a capital investment group with sovereign and private equity funds allocated for five global hotel brands. Catie is a co-author of "14 Patterns of Biophilic Design" (2014) and the award-winning publication "The Economics of Biophilia" (2012), a seminal piece on the business case for designing with nature in mind. She is an advisor to Fitwel, the International Living Future Institute's Biophilic Design Initiative and the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award, and has also served in an advisor capacity to the GSA's Workplace Matters initiative and The WELL Building Standard®.