Inclusive design requires relearning how we read space
Pulling from his experience during a campus design workshop, David Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, encourages architects to better understand how to design spaces that are inclusive for everyone.
SmithGroup | Feb 27, 2023
Surfing the Metaversity: The future of online learning?
SmithGroup's tour of the Metaversity gives us insight on bringing together physical and virtual campuses to create a cohesive institution.
SmithGroup | Nov 28, 2022
Data centers are a hot market—don't waste the heat!
SmithGroup's Brian Rener shares a few ways to integrate data centers in mixed-use sites, utilizing waste heat to optimize the energy demands of the buildings.
SmithGroup | Aug 3, 2022
Designing learning environments to support the future of equitable health care
While the shortage of rural health care practitioners was a concern before the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health crisis has highlighted the importance of health equity in the United States and the desperate need for practitioners help meet the needs of patients in vulnerable rural communities.
SmithGroup | Aug 10, 2021
Retail reset: The future of shopping malls
Developers and design partners are coming together to reimagine how malls can create a new generation of mixed-use opportunities.
SmithGroup | May 17, 2021
Future pandemic preparedness at the medical district scale
The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the concern that we will see more emergency events in the coming years.
SmithGroup | Jan 25, 2021
Amid pandemic, college students value on-campus experience
All the students we interviewed were glad that they returned to campus in one form or another.
SmithGroup | Aug 13, 2020
Renewing the healing role of public parks
While we can’t accurately predict all the ways we will respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it should provide a moment of reflection as we see all too clearly the consequences of our exploitation and destruction of nature.
SmithGroup | Jul 21, 2020
How design of senior living communities must change after COVID-19
The cost of maintaining high quality of care and high quality of life for senior living communities has increased up to 73% for senior living communities that remain free of COVID-19 and up to 103% for COVID-19 positive senior living communities.
SmithGroup | Jun 12, 2020
How will museums change after COVID-19
This new environment may herald innovative economic models and change the way we think about museum design.
SmithGroup | May 5, 2020
How will COVID-19 change the procurement of professional design services?
We can use this moment as a test-case to build greater flexibility into how we pursue, win and deliver capital projects, better preparing the industry to meet the next disruption.
SmithGroup | Apr 7, 2020
Climate-informed HVAC increases in relative humidity may fight pandemic viruses
Indoor relative humidity is a function of seasonal climate and building HVAC. The range of 40% to 60% RH may reduce contagion and help those who are infected.
SmithGroup | Feb 21, 2020
The decade ahead: Design & health in 2020 and beyond
Access to health and wellness services is a vital part of any conversation about community resilience.
SmithGroup | Jan 14, 2020
The decade ahead: Forecast for design in 2020 and beyond
In order to get a broad perspective on what our future might look like, we recognized that there was no better resource to tap than our team of 1,300 design professionals whose expertise stretches across a wide breadth of disciplines.