We continually hear that “retail is dying,” but there are many foundational retail types essential to consumers—here’s a look at 3 of them.
The mix of uses typically seen in downtowns—stores, housing, offices, arts and entertainment—typically generate far more fiscal revenue than other neighborhoods. Photo: Minneapolis Downtown Council
A new report from the International Downtown Association measures the true value and lasting impact of downtowns and center cities.
More airports are asking passengers to check their own baggage. What’s the ripple effect?
A rendering of UC Davis student housing. Rendering: Stantec
California asserts building code restrictions more stringently than other states, making design challenging for student housing.
When it’s time to make the move, designers can support clients in introducing a new workplace environment.
5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures.
While offering efficiency and flexibility, modular construction requires extensive planning and collaboration to avoid potential challenges.
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods.
An apartment-style student housing project uses patterning and window placement to generate interest on an otherwise flat façade
While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives the innovation of new spaces.
Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?
The future office strives to be better, focus more on the people who inhabit it, and contribute to the success of the company.
Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100% utilized and 100% responsive.
These days, if your office space isn’t a true reflection of your brand, you’ve missed a big opportunity to connect with your audience.
Our team helped implement public improvements along 1,500 feet of Wisconsin shoreline. This project benefited from community outreach.
A new community engagement program works with young adults to help the future of the neighborhood and get others involved.
The developer sees resilient developments achieving top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher renewal, and higher occupancy rates.
Children often accompany parents or grandparents in medical settings; what can we do to address their unique needs?
The four-part mission of a garden of scientific research helped drive the design for the Beijing New Material Research & Development Center....
Healthcare lounges should take inspiration from communal spaces in the workplace, like the Fish & Richardson office in Boston.
When done right, medical staff lounges are an essential part of the healthcare workplace.
When a family member can no longer be cared for in their current home, they require specialized care that is only available in a long-term care cen...
CarloMaria Ciampoli discusses design during the General Assembly/We Work event in Denver, Colorado.
What is design? Who are designers? And are there any common laws or rules than can unite the many types of design that exist?
Labs are designed by discipline, aligned by relevant commonalities, and adjoined to flexible faculty research stations.
It’s time to plan for the suburban retail reset—and it starts by rethinking the traditional mall.
Students are helping drive change by focusing on the future.
Creating healthier populations through local community health centers.
Cherry Creek North
What’s driving experiential retail in 2017 and beyond?
Archaeologists continually unearth artifacts in our cities. It's time to showcase them.
Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.
Pixabay Public Domain
Discovering new ways design can—and can’t—improve the patient experience.
Creating a network of experts to talk next generation healthcare design education
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, La. Photos: Hedrich Blessing, Marie Constantin, Ted Kiper, courtesy VOA.
With the right mindset, standards can produce great design for healthcare facilities, as VOA's Candace Small explores.