GS&P Dialogue

Gresham, Smith and Partners

Gresham, Smith and Partners' blog, Dialogue, is about starting discussions. We want to get people thinking about issues and trends that are impacting the design services industry and the market sectors GS&P architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, consultants and environmental scientists serve. Great ideas are typically enhanced through conversation and often stifled by singular views and opinion. We hope you'll join in this conversation and help us to create a meaningful Dialogue. Visit http://dialogue.greshamsmith.com.

Good design can combat open-office issues

Photo: GS&P-designed Jackson Development Zone in East Lansing, Michigan, courtesy GS&P

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | August 19, 2015
Three tricks to maintain privacy and worker production in a cube-less world, according to...
Using active design to help strengthen the corporate workplace and enhance employee wellness

Lentz Public Health Center, Nashville, Tenn. Photo: GS&P 

Architects | February 26, 2015
The new Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville, Tenn., serves as a model of how those...

San Antonios lively Riverwalk exemplifies the benefits of urban living: inviting sidewalks with plenty of retail, restaurants and attractions in walking distance. Photo credit: GS&P

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | January 07, 2015
If an urban building isn’t grounded in the local region’s character, it will end up...
BIM and Information Technology | GS&P Dialogue | December 28, 2014
These days, BIM is par for the course across most facets of design. But a lot of the...

The GS&P-designed workplace project, \"The Zone,\" created a space for Jackson National Life Insurance Company that supports mobility and collaboration. Photo courtesy GS&P.

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | October 22, 2014
The importance of mobility, flexibility, and sustainability in the world of corporate...
Healthcare Facilities | GS&P Dialogue | October 03, 2014
In their quest for total wellness, women today are more savvy healthcare consumers than...

Photo: GS&P

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | September 12, 2014
In spite of the trend away from multi-car residences, not much has changed with regard to...

Photos: GS&P

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | September 07, 2014
It's happening at community hospitals all over America: leadership teams are looking for...

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Architects | GS&P Dialogue | August 22, 2014
Community Hospice of Northeast Florida took an outdated 10-bed inpatient hospice unit and...

When designing Schwan Cosmetics USAs 173,000-sf headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Gresham, Smith and Partners reviewed three potential sites using site optimization software called SiteOps. In a short timeframe, the firm developed conceptual grading plans for each of the three sites with a grading cost analysis for each. Rendering: courtesy GS&P

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | June 10, 2014
The biggest cost differential when dealing in site development from one site to another...

Seating, desk and shelving space encourage the presence of family and friends, while high-quality finishes in the patient room and restroom create a less institutional, more-homelike environment. (Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, Fla.). Photo: GS&P

Architects | GS&P Dialogue | May 21, 2014
Palliative care strives to make patients comfortable as they are receiving treatment for...
Architects | GS&P Dialogue | February 13, 2014
Having physically disassociated from a central hospital, FEDs must overcome the...
Architects | GS&P Dialogue | January 30, 2014
"Open office" has been a major buzzword for decades, and like any buzzword, some of the...

Left to right: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were private explorers commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to figure out what exactly the U.S. had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase; A public-private partnership made it possible for the Transcontinental Railroad-nearly 2,000 miles long- to be completed in six years, spurring incredible development and growth; The Internet was invented in a government lab but developed and commercialized in the private sector.

Building Owner | GS&P Dialogue | October 29, 2013
The factors currently complicating public projects—a lack of funding and resistance to...
Building Owner | GS&P Dialogue | October 14, 2013
Most hospitals have begun the Lean process improvement stage to eliminate waste, reduce...
Airports | GS&P Dialogue | August 21, 2013
Wayfinding is more than just signs; it requires a holistic approach based on...

Downtown Nashville, Tennessee

Building Owner | GS&P Dialogue | August 08, 2013
Accolades for Nashville, Tenn., my hometown and GS&P’s flagship location, just keep...
Architects | GS&P Dialogue | July 25, 2013
Call centers typically bring to mind an image of crowded rows of stressed-out employees...
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