Collaboration is one of the most powerful forces in the workplace. The pooling of skill sets and strengths can lead to improved problem solving, increased productivity, and more creativity. While overall collaboration time has increased by 50% over the last couple of decades, studies suggest that a collaboration-minded approach to workplace design could make that time even more … [Read More...] about Creating the Perfect Collaboration Space
Experience design is changing the way architects and designers conceive their role. At the same time, it is shaping the way people interact with the built environment. While experience design isn’t an entirely new concept, it has emerged as a more prevalent practice over the past few years. Many architects have been following John Portman’s advice: If a building is to … [Read More...] about This is how today’s architects are using experience design to push design tradition.
A few weeks ago, a colleague brought an article, “Dad Style”, from the Wall Street Journal to my attention. Well written as expected of WSJ but what was so surprising is its correlation to reclaimed wood. As disparate as the worlds of dad style and reclaimed wood may seem, there’s a surprising amount of connection between the architecture world and dad culture. What was once … [Read More...] about Dad Style and Reclaimed Wood. What’s the Connection?
There’s lots of research aimed at making the natural environment a better place for humans to be, but what about simulated environments? With research indicating that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, creating optimal indoor environments is more important than ever. While architects and designers have long prioritized sustainability and eco-friendliness, recently … [Read More...] about How Indoor Environments Affect People’s Lives: 10 Things You Need to Know
Reclaimed wood has always been a particularly appealing material but did you know it can enhance human wellness? Reclaimed wood has many benefits; its story-rich and can add a lot of character to any space thanks to its unique patterns and weathering. It’s also a green building material that contributes to sustainability in design, reducing the overall eco footprint of a built … [Read More...] about How Reclaimed Wood Supports Wellness in the Built Environment
Sustainable design is second nature for many architects and designers today, but there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to fully integrate sustainability into the building world. While you may be familiar with sustainably designed offices and institutions, there are still many types of spaces that are being built without sustainability in mind, but with some changes, these … [Read More...] about Can airports be constructed with sustainable design? We think so. Take a look.