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January 20, 2020
Architects who embrace this intriguing and dynamic technology now will be better equipped...
July 30, 2019
With the rapid evolution of available technologies, and the integration of them into the...
What is the role of the architect in healthcare data security?

Photo: Chris Grant, courtesy HMC Architects

Healthcare Facilities | HMC Architects | March 06, 2019
Safeguarding sensitive data is top of mind for healthcare administrators across the...
Students in a study/classroom space
Education Facility | HMC Architects | January 22, 2019
A dynamic learning space needs to center around the learner, and be flexible enough to...
Education Facility | HMC Architects | August 24, 2018
Before you incorporate active design into your college campus, you need to understand...
Education Facility | HMC Architects | July 11, 2018
Would instruction be more effective if students spent less time passively listening to...
Sustainability | HMC Architects | May 16, 2018
Is sustainability a model that our culture should adopt and promote knowing that the...
Healthcare Facilities | HMC Architects | April 20, 2018
Released in February 2016, the latest standards of the United States Pharmacopeia’s ...
Lockers lining a high school hallway
Architects | HMC Architects | March 30, 2018
How can we balance the need for additional security with design principles that foster a...
Two designers using VR

Images courtesy HMC


Virtual Reality | HMC Architects | November 09, 2017
Being fully immersed into a space allows both architects and non-architects to understand...
Students sit around a fire at a campus student center

Photo: Lawrence Anderson

Higher Education | HMC Architects | August 08, 2017
Studies indicate that the longer a student remains on campus—and in an academic mindset—...
K-12 Schools | HMC Architects | April 21, 2017
School districts that invested in their athletic facilities over the last few years have...

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Building Team | HMC Architects | April 07, 2017
With California’s increasingly busy—and costly—construction market, it’s becoming more...

Portola High School, Irvine (Calif.) Unified School District. Photo: Lawrence Anderson

K-12 Schools | HMC Architects | March 09, 2017
What is school branding and why is it important? HMC Architects’ James Krueger and...
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