GS&P Dialogue

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.

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

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

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

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

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Community Hospice of Northeast Florida took an outdated 10-bed inpatient hospice unit and created a space that...

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

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

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

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Building Owner | August 08, 2013 | GS&P Dialogue
Accolades for Nashville, Tenn., my hometown and GS&P’s flagship location, just keep piling up. In 2011, Fo...
Architects | July 25, 2013 | GS&P Dialogue
Call centers typically bring to mind an image of crowded rows of stressed-out employees who are usually receiv...
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