May 31, 2018

That Vacant Building Has a Better Use

Vacant buildings have increased rates of arson and vandalism while reducing adjacent lot property values. Why let a building remain vacant when it could help ensure that No Child Sleeps Outside? Seattle-around not-for-profit Mary's Place is trying to change the way we think of underused spaces. Read More +

May 23, 2018

Good Design is a Safety Feature

When someone looks at a patient with a broken leg, they don't assume they have never before been able to walk. But often for psychiatric patients in crisis, they are treated as if that is who they have always been and will always be. Nothing could be further from the truth. And the design of mental health facilities must reflect our desire to ease a patient's recovery as humanely as possible. Read More +

May 15, 2018

Chicago’s Third Nature

This story begins with a canoe trip and ends with a transformative design proposal for a new beach along the Chicago River. What happened in between? Take a trip with us to discover Chicago's Third Nature. Read More +

Apr 23, 2018

Consolidation in 242 Pages: A Case Study for Minneapolis

Currently, Minneapolis’ city departments are scattered across seven sites. We were tasked to help unite 1,000 employees onto a centralized campus, improve efficiencies for staff, clarify public wayfinding and services, and, in general, create a setting that met everyone’s expectations for the highest possible quality of service. Read More +