Feb 09, 2016
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THEME: Sustainability

Video: Resilient Design

With climate change, the increased occurrence of extreme natural events like floods, storms, and wildfires, greater numbers of people and larger amounts of property are becoming more vulnerable to risk. As a result, the demand for resiliency strategies is on the rise. Read More +

Feb 02, 2016

Free From Fear: Gender-Neutral Restrooms and Inclusivity in Design

Design professionals are legally obligated to create buildings that comply with health and safety codes, but we also have a moral obligation to design spaces that thoughtfully include all members of society. It's time to reexamine our approach to gendered restrooms and increase inclusivity in design. Read More +

Jan 19, 2016

15 Minutes with Dulce Torres

We recently caught up with Dallas-based Dulce Torres, an emerging design leader with a passion for creating innovative, wellness-enhancing healthcare facilities at home and abroad. She shared with us some of her passions, inspirations, and what she'd be doing if architecture didn't catch her fancy from a young age. Read More +

Dec 21, 2015

The Last Humanist Profession

Why become an architect? Our Atlanta Design Director reflects on 35 years in the business of design on the occasion of his monograph's release by ORO Editions. Read More +

Nov 30, 2015

15 Minutes with Arlen Stawasz

A thought leader on resilience based in our Boston office, Arlen shares his influences, inspirations, and aspirations for the future of design with the Ideas + Buildings team. Read More +

Nov 23, 2015

Artful Brownfields: Transparency through Creativity

Depending on the scale of the problem, the process of turning a brownfield into a resource doesn't need to involve years-long decontamination. With additional health and community benefits, phytoremediation seems to make a lot more sense to a lot more people. Read More +

Nov 17, 2015

Transformational Transportation: Catalyst to a World-Class City

One of the most important indicators of a world-class city is transportation. A robust network of streets, sidewalks, trails, rails, runways, and waterways are essential to allow a city to thrive. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is taking a leap into the future with plans for a city-wide transit network. Read More +