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We actively prioritize environmental, economical, and societal sustainability in all our work and support the design industry’s efforts to do the same. Every project is an opportunity to pioneer regenerative technologies, foster systems of healing, and invest in the fabric of a community. By sharing our research and resources, we are leading a dialog on how to positively transform the planet. We invite you to join the discussion.

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 +

Apr 27, 2015

Architecture’s New Edges

How can architecture sustain the environment, rather than allowing the environment to sustain architecture? Peter Busby's latest book explores Architecture's New Edges. Read More +

Dec 03, 2014

Net-Zero and Beyond

The challenge of achieving a net zero, carbon neutral future is significant but not insurmountable. With the technology already at our fingertips, we need to look at this as a chance to rewrite the forgotten instruction manual that comes with this planet. Read More +

Sep 26, 2014

Water Towers: Designing a Home for the Arid Lands Institute

Asked to design on a site along the Los Angeles River, participants in this year's internal design competition had to ponder issues of water scarcity, urban ecosystems, and neighborhood connectivity (among other things). The winning designers, based out of water-plenty Minneapolis, explain their entry. Read More +

Aug 20, 2014

Tall Wood Buildings: Surveying the Innovators

What happens when a team of researchers collects lessons learned from a majority of examples of tall wood buildings? A first-of-its-kind survey aggregating the trends and common themes to support the use of this renewable material in tall building construction. Read More +