Sasaki Ideas

The places in which we live our lives are more than physical spaces; they are the context and the content of our experience. Today, simultaneous revolutions of mobility, connectivity, and identity are changing our experience of the world and, along with it, our relationship to place. Now, more than ever before, what we create will shape the way we live. At Sasaki, we harness this power to make human hopes and dreams into proven physical realities. This has been our core tenet since day one, and now, as the world changes faster than ever, we advance our shared potential through the built environment. In every project, new possibility is translated into new action. We think beyond the building, beyond the site, beyond the grid, to design for people and for society. We are at once realistic, holistic, and optimistic. We create places that prove human potential. Visit http://www.sasaki.com/blog. 
December 09, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas
It’s useful for planning for the “worst-case scenario”, but it is important to remember that major floods can happen at any time.
Sasaki library survey gauges librarian happiness

The Polk County Library in Columbus, N.C. Photo: Melinda/Creative Commons.

Library | July 01, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas
Libraries are changing from dull book boxes into vibrant hubs for academic institutions. Sasaki surveyed more than 400 librarians to learn how library...

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Cultural Facilities | March 08, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas Gina Ford, ASLA
What would it look like if achieving universal accessibility was an inspiring point of departure for a project's design process? Sasaki's Gina Ford fo...
Exploring the changing landscape of public art

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Art Galleries | January 04, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas Philip Barash and Nina Chase, Sasaki Associates
Sasaki's Philip Barash and Nina Chase explore the changing landscape of public art in the face of major cultural shifts, such as the proliferation of...
Boston Living with Water selects finalists in resiliency design competition

High Street City: (Gradually) Living with Water was selected as one of six finalists.

Architects | March 18, 2015 | Sasaki Ideas
The competition asks for creative approaches for planning for a not-so-distant future Boston where higher sea levels and more frequent flooding will b...

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Architects | October 08, 2014 | Sasaki Ideas
Too often, members of a community are put into a reactive position, asked for their input only when a major project is proposed. But examples of proac...

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Architects | September 10, 2014 | Sasaki Ideas
Nearly 32 million people, or 28% of the East Coast's population, live in areas lying within a mile of a shore line. The good news is that municipaliti...

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Architects | June 09, 2014 | Sasaki Ideas
Higher education is rapidly evolving. As we use planning and design to help our clients navigate major shifts in culture, technology, and funding, it...

Collaboration areas at Arnold Worldwide.

Architects | February 27, 2014 | Sasaki Ideas
Open layouts are grabbing headlines as a hallmark of the new workplace—think the Google campus or Facebook's headquarters. And for smaller-scale opera...
Architects | February 13, 2014 | Sasaki Ideas
As part of its ongoing ZNE buildings research project, Sasaki Associates, in collaboration with Buro Happold, surveyed some 500 campus designers and r...

Methodist University's 1960s student union was originally built for a student population of 600. The school now has over 2,000 students.

Architects | January 31, 2014 | Sasaki Ideas
Most colleges and universities feel pressure to offer the latest amenities in order to attract and retain the best and brightest students. While hauli...
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