GS&P Dialogue

Gresham, Smith and Partners

Gresham, Smith and Partners' blog, Dialogue, is about starting discussions. We want to get people thinking about issues and trends that are impacting the design services industry and the market sectors GS&P architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, consultants and environmental scientists serve. Great ideas are typically enhanced through conversation and often stifled by singular views and opinion. We hope you'll join in this conversation and help us to create a meaningful Dialogue. Visit http://dialogue.greshamsmith.com.

A GS&P-designed intersection in Tennessee

Urban Planning | GS&P | November 20, 2017
While there has been an emphasis on improving safety along corridors, it is equally...
A nurse station in a hospital with integrated artwork
Designers | GS&P | October 10, 2017
With many hospital projects, art can be a construction-phase afterthought.
Terminal Modernization: Why Bother?
Airports | GS&P | September 11, 2017
A terminal modernization program can be a complicated and expensive task that airport...

Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions were among the key takeaways from healthcare designer Carolyn Fleetwood’s observation of a nurse during an eight-hour shift. Photos courtesy GS&P

Architects | GS&P | August 02, 2017
From the surprising number of “hunting and gathering” trips to the need for quiet spaces...
Retail Centers | GS&P | July 10, 2017
The retail sector is charting unfamiliar territory as web sales and evolving tastes force...
Retail Centers | GS&P | March 23, 2017
The retail sector is charting unfamiliar territory as web sales and evolving tastes force...
Architects | GS&P | January 23, 2017
A branded environment has the potential to create a long-lasting impression for your...

As UF Health North demonstrates, developer-driven projects can achieve the same high quality healing environments and design aesthetics as provider-driven projects.

Healthcare Facilities | GS&P | December 13, 2016
When entering a new market, the financial risk can be magnified to the point that the...

Vanderbilt University's Rand Hall offers ample indoor and outdoor dining space along one of the most high-traffic paths through campus. Photo courtesy of GS&P.

Higher Education | GS&P | August 05, 2016
Location, visibility, and adaptability are three important ideas to keep in mind when...

Images courtesy GS&P.

Architects | GS&P | July 20, 2016
Charting procedures and highlighting improvement opportunities can lead to developing...

University of Florida Health Jacksonville. Images courtesy GS&P.

Sustainable Design and Construction | GS&P | May 10, 2016
GS&P's Corie Baker shows how to design and orient a building to efficiently collect...
How retailers can create spaces to appeal to Millennial shoppers

The GS&P-designed 5th + Broadway mixed-use development provides provides pedestrian and mass-transit access as well as a variety of retail, dining, entertainment options on ground level. Images courtesy GS&P.

Retail Centers | GS&P | April 27, 2016
Today's college students have a bit more spending power than past generations. In the...
Can "active" building designs make people healthier?

The staircase at the GS&P-designed Methodist Olive Branch Hospital helps promote an active lifestyle. Renderings courtesy GS&P

Healthcare Facilities | GS&P | March 07, 2016
The new high-performance Kaiser Permanente facility in Anne Arundel County, Md., uses the...

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Urban Planning | GS&P | December 21, 2015
How does success in managing density begin? By being design friendly to everyone, writes ...
Good design can combat open-office issues

Photo: GS&P-designed Jackson Development Zone in East Lansing, Michigan, courtesy GS&P

Architects | GS&P | August 19, 2015
Three tricks to maintain privacy and worker production in a cube-less world, according to...
Using active design to help strengthen the corporate workplace and enhance employee wellness

Lentz Public Health Center, Nashville, Tenn. Photo: GS&P 

Architects | February 26, 2015
The new Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville, Tenn., serves as a model of how those...

San Antonios lively Riverwalk exemplifies the benefits of urban living: inviting sidewalks with plenty of retail, restaurants and attractions in walking distance. Photo credit: GS&P

Architects | GS&P | January 07, 2015
If an urban building isn’t grounded in the local region’s character, it will end up...
BIM and Information Technology | GS&P | December 28, 2014
These days, BIM is par for the course across most facets of design. But a lot of the...

The GS&P-designed workplace project, \"The Zone,\" created a space for Jackson National Life Insurance Company that supports mobility and collaboration. Photo courtesy GS&P.

Architects | GS&P | October 22, 2014
The importance of mobility, flexibility, and sustainability in the world of corporate...
Healthcare Facilities | GS&P | October 03, 2014
In their quest for total wellness, women today are more savvy healthcare consumers than...
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