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HDR BLiNK
Recent design trends favor extroverts who enjoy collaboration. HDR's Lynn Mignola says that designers need to...
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Jeff Alexander
Made of glass, concrete, and steel, the 56-story tower has been dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe" because of its curving...

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SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog
Tech firms are creating a highly-detailed virtual planet available instantly for those who would like to scrutinize it...
Buildings that invest in wellbeing see healthy returns

Nixon Peabody in Washington, D.C. All images courtesy Perkins+Will. 

Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings
Healthy workers are more productive workers, but fitness can be tough when employees at the office for 50 hours a week...

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BLG by SRG Partnership
Bringing people together remains the main objective when designing academic projects. SRG Design Principal Kent Duffy ...
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Sasha Reed
Rather than fighting to control the proliferation of apps, perhaps we should be training our eyes to look for signs of...

Cozy hideouts support an emerging work mode that's proving critical to helping workers recharge their batteries. Image © Garrett Rowland. Click here to enlarge

GenslerOn
Workspaces are geared toward socializing and collaboration, but people need quiet, calm places where they can sit alone...
Managing risk when building in challenging locations

Crane in Cuba's Havana Harbor. Photo courtesy Whitehorn Financial.

Whitehorn Financial Group blog
AEC firms recognize the upsides of exploring new, emerging markets. Whitehorn Financial's Steve Whitehorn offers four...

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David Barista
As buildings become increasingly connected, opportunistic hackers have countless avenues into a building’s network. 
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Jeff Alexander
With high-quality Valspar coatings, pre-painted metals can be abrasion resistant even for heavy commercial use,...
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