CallisonRTKL blog


For more than five decades, Callison and RTKL have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. In 2015, our two practices came together under the Arcadis umbrella, expanding our sphere of influence and the depth and breadth of our resources. Our team is comprised of more than 2,000 creative, innovative professionals throughout the world who are committed to advancing our clients’ businesses and enhancing quality of life. Our firm-wide blog covers all aspects of architecture and design.

Colorful bikes parked on the street in Dallas


Urban Planning | CallisonRTKL | July 21, 2017
“In a city the street must be supreme. It is the first institution of the city. The...
Building Team | CallisonRTKL | June 26, 2017
As the demand for well-connected urban locales increases, so too has the cost of property...
Airports | CallisonRTKL | May 15, 2017
CallisonRTKL Vice President Kevin Horn pinpoints how travel retail is changing...
Architects | CallisonRTKL | April 24, 2017
CRTKL’s Steve Stokes talks sustainability, comfort and community at Al Wakra and in...
Architects | CallisonRTKL | March 27, 2017
CRTKL’s Maren Striker examines Europe’s desire to build upward.
High-rise Construction | CallisonRTKL | February 17, 2017
As new technologies fuel the race to build higher, three primal drivers simultaneously...
Retail Centers | CallisonRTKL | January 24, 2017
CallisonRTKL's Bret Wiggins discusses how to design the retail environment in a way that...
Wayfinding trends: Modern digital signage caters to personal tastes and profiles of shoppers

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Retail Centers | CallisonRTKL | December 23, 2016
Applications like Bluetooth-driven Beacon systems and cellular Wi-Fi systems can now be...
Architects | CallisonRTKL | September 29, 2016
Innovation and sustainability drive an increasingly global design culture in Dubai.
Healthcare Facilities | CallisonRTKL | September 07, 2016
As healthcare costs continue to increase, operators are exploring new delivery models and...

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Architects | CallisonRTKL | July 28, 2016
What do Tesla, Airbnb and Amazon have in common? They’re all shifting the paradigm for...
Green Breakthrough: The new invention behind sustainable temperature control

Xylem in Jakarta, Indonesia. Rendering courtesy CallisonRTKL. Click here to enlarge.

Green | CallisonRTKL | June 28, 2016
CallisonRTKL’s sustainable design expert Pablo La Roche shares Xylem, the latest...
Why people are the most important factor in urban regeneration

A 100-hectare contemporary waterfront site in Belgrade, Serbia. Rendering courtesy CallisonRTKL.

Urban Planning | CallisonRTKL | May 20, 2016
What makes large-scale urban regeneration projects successful? CallisonRTKL's Edgar...

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Architects | CallisonRTKL | April 22, 2016
CallisonRTKL’s Kirill Pivovarov explores how densification can lead to increased...
The power of analytics in creating better in-store experiences and added value for retailers

CallisonRTKL's vision of the Mall of the Future. Larger view here; interactive website here. All images courtesy CallisonRTKL.

Retail Centers | CallisonRTKL | March 16, 2016
As shopping center owners and operators look to use technology in innovative ways to...

Section of the private residential gardens (click to view expanded version). Renderings, illustrations courtesy CallisonRTKL

Architects | CallisonRTKL | February 02, 2016
Matthias Olt, Associate Vice President at CallisonRTKL, discusses new ways to improve...
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