Posted on February 06, 2014
This post originally appeared on Fast Company's website.   If you’ve been following news about workplace design in the popular media, you might believe that the open...
Posted on February 06, 2014
Visitors to the Keene Family YMCA in New Hampshire are often surprised by what they encounter.   Liz Coppola calls it the “wow factor.”  “Literally, there’s jaw...
Posted on February 05, 2014
 I've received several requests from BD+C readers who design and build K-12 schools about the 3-part series we ran in our January issue ("SPECIAL REPORT: Can Design...
Posted on February 05, 2014
According to survey data and anecdotal reports, hotel construction and reconstruction will be one of the hottest commercial market sectors of the year. If your company is...
Posted on January 31, 2014
Most colleges and universities feel pressure to offer the latest amenities in order to attract and retain the best and brightest students. And while hauling in the bulldozer...
Posted on January 30, 2014
"A building is not something you finish, a building is something you start."  —Writer and environmentalist Stewart Brand   While this might terrify some of my...
Posted on January 30, 2014
This post originally appeared on the Fast Co.Exist blog.   Is it possible to really emulate nature? That question powers a new era of design in which the built...
Posted on January 30, 2014
Every year brings changes. This one won’t be any different. We’ll see growth in some areas, declines in others. Here’s a little preview of what we’ll be writing about 2014...
Posted on January 23, 2014
You can’t judge a book – or a building – by its cover. Not these days. What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building.  Metal is...
Posted on January 23, 2014
Years ago I sold my Chicago-based architectural firm of 17 people after being presented with an offer I couldn’t refuse. Over the next two years, I visited nearly 200...