Sep 27, 2016
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THEME: Point of View

A New Era for Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development is a growing trend in city building, where compact, walkable, mixed-use communities are centred around transit systems. Marine Gateway raises the bar by creating a community that is not only centred around transit, but integrates transit into the development, offering the ultimate of convenience and access. Read More +

Sep 26, 2016

In Their Own Words: Phil Freelon and Zena Howard

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a historically significant moment for the United States. Two of the people who helped realize the vision of the museum share their personal stories that have helped shape the designers they've become. Read More +

Sep 13, 2016

The First Day: MLK Jr. Middle School

The first day of school is always an exciting one. This is especially true at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia, which underwent a physical and visual transformation unlike any other. Pack up your book bag and explore the school with us. Read More +

Aug 31, 2016

15 Minutes With: Billy Askey

An emerging design talent based in our RTP office, Billy sat down with the Ideas + Buildings team to share his inspirations, process, and belief in the importance of education and communication. Read More +

Aug 23, 2016

Livable Homes: Adapting to Our Changing Cities

Denser environments require us to reassess priorities in creating a home for ourselves. Through the Livable Homes initiative, we asked you to share what makes a residence a place to thrive. What we learned can help decide how we design homes to meet the future. Read More +

Aug 09, 2016

15 Minutes With: Meena Krenek

Our New York office Interior Design Director lets us in on how her colleagues keep her inspired and why partnering with clients and building trust is a crucial element to any design process. Read More +

Jul 26, 2016

Supporting Communities of Motivated Learners: Reflections on SCUP-51

In an era of unprecedented online connectivity and evolving learning tools such as “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCs), the challenge and opportunity of higher education is about proactively transforming knowledge sharing and motivating learners. On the heals of SCUP-51 in Vancouver, here are four observations on how design can support a community of motivated learners. Read More +