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The first visitor center we designed was the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for the Everglades Na...
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The William Jefferson Clinton Childrens Center (WJCCC) in Port-au-Prince is designed to replace an orphanage severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. HOKs Thomas Knittel took inspiration from the kapok tree, a native Caribbean species that stores water internally and sheds its leaves in times of drought.

It’s not enough to copy nature. Today’s designers need a deeper understanding of environmental nu...

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The Mona Lisa is considered a predominant focus at the Louvre.

To say that visitor facility planning and design is challenging is an understatement. There are m...

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"Operational stray" occurs when a building’s MEP systems don’t work the way they should. Even the...

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Our collective desire to live in cities has never been stronger. According to the World Health Or...

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When a group of MIT researchers recently discovered that stress can cause metal alloy to fuse r...
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When the city was founded in the 19th century, the San Francisco Bay’s edge and marshland area we...

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The Swallows Nest cultural center in Taichung, Taiwan, employs bioclimatic architectural elements...

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More severe wind storms should prompt nationwide reexamination of building codes

The increased number and severity of storms with high winds nationally should prompt a reexaminat...

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Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and a multidisciplinary team of experts in “urban ren...

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