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Start a Quality Control Design Test of Your Building After It’s Built

Have you ever done a quality control design test of your building after it’s built? If so, how do you do it? And what do you do with the results? ...more

Design ,User Experience

October 13, 20234 min read

Start a Quality Control Design Test of Your Building After It’s Built

Communicating Building Value Early-On May Boost Occupant Enjoyment

The important thing for you to remember here is that you are always setting or meeting expectations for your occupants as they travel about your building. You’re setting them up for value, and your go... ...more

Design ,User Experience

October 13, 20232 min read

Communicating Building Value Early-On May Boost Occupant Enjoyment

A Recipe for Achieving a Timeless Design

Buildings change through time. Not only do their materials weather, but their intended purpose can become altered by a changing society’s or culture’s needs. So, how do you design a building that is b... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20232 min read

A Recipe for Achieving a Timeless Design

A New Era for School Architecture

Did you know that school design has not substantially changed over the past 200 years? (1) Well, school architecture is undergoing some significant changes now, and computers are a big reason why. ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20232 min read

A New Era for School Architecture

Workplace by Design

Workers want to work in healthy, stress-free environments that promote everything from spaces for focus to spaces for social interaction. Work environments need to meet a multitude of needs at once, a... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20232 min read

Workplace by Design

Hotel Design Should Influence Hospital Architecture

Trends in hospital design today should lean toward the better integration of nature, color and information management. It is my hope that as hotels evolve to better satisfy their clientele, hospital d... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20231 min read

Hotel Design Should Influence Hospital Architecture

Library Architecture: Into the Future

As data is being “stored” and “networked” in the digital age, some people question the future of library architecture. ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20232 min read

Library Architecture: Into the Future

The Secret of Great Workplace Design

Over the years, workplace design has evolved to become more and more flexible. Today, we see the workplace not only as a space in which to execute given tasks, but also as a place in which to interact... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20232 min read

The Secret of Great Workplace Design

How Do You Use Texture in Architectural Design

Texture has long been used by architects to breathe life into buildings as well as to create a unique experience for occupant’s senses. The question becomes — how do you use it in your architectural d... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 19, 20231 min read

How Do You Use Texture in Architectural Design

Gestalt Principles in Architecture: Achieving Design Balance

Yes, architecture must take into account all of the senses – but can theories, like the Gestalt Principles, highlight why design works the way it does? ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20232 min read

Gestalt Principles in Architecture: Achieving Design Balance

Science and Architecture Join Forces

Architecture’s scientific revolution should strengthen the architectural industry by contributing needed dimensions of knowledge about how and why systems work the way they do. Into the future, archit... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20231 min read

Science and Architecture Join Forces

Philip Johnson on Great Architecture

Buildings are all over the place, but not all buildings are architecture. In the above quote, Philip Johnson talks about the point where a building becomes great architecture, taking an occupant to an... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20231 min read

Philip Johnson on Great Architecture

Architectural Design for Learning: Lessons in Lighting

Architectural design for learning means that an architect has provided space for a quality educational experience – and it is interesting to understand where lighting fits into the big picture. ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20231 min read

Architectural Design for Learning: Lessons in Lighting

5 Ways Hospital Design Influences Patient Health

Hospital design directly impacts patient health – in more ways than one might think. Today hospital designers are trying to evolve hospitals beyond their infamously sterile décor. ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20232 min read

5 Ways Hospital Design Influences Patient Health

10 Easy Steps to Healthy Office Design

Since so many hours are devoted to office work, office design should place emphasis on what makes for a healthy workday. Here is my list of 10 simple steps toward design that lessens technology’s nega... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20233 min read

10 Easy Steps to Healthy Office Design

Solving Design Contradictions: from Concert Halls to Hospitals

The design challenge of a concert hall is at first glance contradictory — to foster closeness and, yet, to surround listeners with the life and essence of a music’s sound. ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20231 min read

Solving Design Contradictions: from Concert Halls to Hospitals

Design Effectiveness: Three Keys to Extend Building Lifespan

Does your design solution stand the test of time by remaining meaningful and purposeful for occupants? Or is your solution short-lived – only solving for a short-term need, but not solving for longer-... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20232 min read

Design Effectiveness: Three Keys to Extend Building Lifespan

Can a House Design Prepare Its Occupants for the Day Ahead

House design can do more than simply be a passive player in its occupant’s life. Yes, homes can do more. They can serve to proactively foster, support, and propel growth in their occupants. ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20233 min read

Can a House Design Prepare Its Occupants for the Day Ahead

How to Create Architectural Design Solutions that Matter

Have you ever spent time and energy creating architectural design solutions for problems that did not really matter? Or have you ever experienced a design that presented a solution to a problem that w... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20233 min read

How to Create Architectural Design Solutions that Matter

How to Create Innovative Architectural Design Concepts

It is important to pull optimally from latest findings in other fields in order to position your architectural design concepts innovatively. You see, architecture benefits from findings in fields like... ...more

Design ,Architectural Design

September 18, 20232 min read

How to Create Innovative Architectural Design Concepts
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