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The William Jefferson Clinton Childrens Center (WJCCC) in Port-au-Prince is designed to replace an orphanage severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. HOKs Thomas Knittel took inspiration from the kapok tree, a native Caribbean species that stores water internally and sheds its leaves in times of drought.

Life at HOK
It’s not enough to copy nature. Today’s designers need a deeper understanding of environmental nuance, from the biome...
Gabe Savely
Every year brings changes. This one won’t be any different. We’ll see growth in some areas, declines in others. Here’s...
Allen Hurtz
What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building. Metal is no longer easily...

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Steven Burns
After visiting over 200 architecture firms, I was aghast that so many of them were committing these costly sins of...
Jim Young
The installation has an ambitious plan to move to 100% energy efficiency through several initiatives including more...
Steven Burns
The social media revolution—which is less than a decade old—has created a dilemma for senior executives. While its...

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Drew Ballensky
A remembrance area and a new visitor's entrance will be among the changes when the Navy rebuilds Building 197 of the...
Sasha Reed
The Consumer Electronics Show took place this past week in Las Vegas. Known for launching new products and technologies...
Bob Zabcik
The biggest threat to human life in a building isn’t the potential of natural disasters, but the threat of human error...

For Good Samaritan Hospital, Skanska and the project team created a single enhanced interface for facilities management, streamlining the day-to-day building management process.

Constructive Thinking Blog
Improved space management, streamlined maintenance, and economical retrofits are among the ways building owners and...
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