Creating a sense of place with multipurpose K-12 school buildings
Multipurpose buildings serve multiple program and functional requirements. The issue with many of these spaces is that they tend not to do any one thing well.
HMC Architects | Jun 2, 2022
Women in Architecture: How HMC Pioneers Gender Equality
A survey by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) shows that while women account for nearly half of graduates from architecture programs, they only make up about 15 percent of licensed architects.
HMC Architects | Jan 20, 2020
Robotics in architecture and construction: An industry shift
Architects who embrace this intriguing and dynamic technology now will be better equipped to design the most efficient buildings of the future.
HMC Architects | Jul 30, 2019
What is the future of architecture as a profession?
With the rapid evolution of available technologies, and the integration of them into the profession, the role of an architect is changing faster than it ever has before.
HMC Architects | Mar 6, 2019
What is the role of the architect in healthcare data security?
Safeguarding sensitive data is top of mind for healthcare administrators across the country, and, due to the malicious intents of hackers, their security efforts are never-ending.
HMC Architects | Jan 22, 2019
Rethinking classroom design to promote collaboration
A dynamic learning space needs to center around the learner, and be flexible enough to transform into any configuration that will facilitate collaboration, especially as curriculums change.
HMC Architects | Aug 24, 2018
Encourage student wellness by incorporating active design into college campus architecture
Before you incorporate active design into your college campus, you need to understand exactly what doing so entails.
HMC Architects | Jul 11, 2018
Why school architects must understand how students learn
Would instruction be more effective if students spent less time passively listening to lectures and more time actively learning through activities, discussions, and group work?
HMC Architects | May 16, 2018
Sustainability is dead: Regenerative architecture is the new green
Is sustainability a model that our culture should adopt and promote knowing that the bucket will one day be empty?
HMC Architects | Apr 20, 2018
Revamping pharmacies for public safety and compliance
Released in February 2016, the latest standards of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Chapter 800 Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations builds on earlier regulations set forth by USP 797.
HMC Architects | Mar 30, 2018
How can we design safer schools in the age of active shooters?
How can we balance the need for additional security with design principles that foster a more nurturing next-generation learning environment for students?
HMC Architects | Nov 9, 2017
Revolutionizing school design with virtual reality
Being fully immersed into a space allows both architects and non-architects to understand and experience a project’s size, scale, scope, and learning environment.
HMC Architects | Aug 8, 2017
Student center(ed): Is the student union the key to retention?
Studies indicate that the longer a student remains on campus—and in an academic mindset—the greater their chance for academic growth and success.