Nov 29, 2016

From Warehouse to Workplace: A Bay Area Transformation

The utilitarian bulk of a 1940s-era San Francisco warehouse presented a unique design challenge: How does one design a modern, light-suffused workplace within a building constructed to shield inanimate objects from the sun? The solution was as spectacular as it was unexpected. Read More +

Nov 18, 2016

Designing for Community, On Our Way

Global interest and excitement around the National Museum of African American History and Culture shows no sign of abating. In our final installment of 'In Their Own Words,' Phil Freelon and Zena Howard open up about the importance of community, and how designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members. Read More +

Nov 14, 2016

Facilitating the Future of South Grant Park

Chicago's Grant Park is an iconic destination within the Windy City. As the city explores development in and around the southern section of the park, we've been engaging with local organizations and stakeholders to help them create a successful, inclusive future for this important green space. Read More +

Nov 01, 2016

Material Performance in the Service of Sustainability: Minafold Pavilion

Too often in the design profession, sustainability is treated like a check-list one must to go through in order to satisfy a certain quota to ‘green-wash’ a project, resulting in dull sustainability ‘solutions’ and even duller buildings and forms. But what if we could re-evaluate the way we apply technology to traditional materials, discover ways to maximize performance to achieve minimal waste and design a new construction methodology along the way? Read More +

Oct 25, 2016

Are There Zombies in Your Workplace?

Workplaces across the globe are suffering through a zombie apocalypse. Work environments and workplace culture play a vital role in promoting and enhancing workplace engagement, banishing office zombies. The shift from traditional work environments to high-performance workplaces is the cure to this epidemic. Read More +