From a design perspective, there isn’t one specific model for planning the transformation of an older school. We find that every school—and therefore every project—is unique.
We’ve all heard stories about the culture at Google. Or Facebook. Or Apple. Or one of our favorites, Hermann Miller. Relaxed dress codes, lounges for co-worker interaction, funky décor, a four-star restaurant for a cafeteria. It makes it seem like “culture” is only for the chosen few. Don’t be fooled. Even a small company or…[Read More]
Lean 3P is a prototyping and simulation process that can be used to move projects forward quickly and efficiently. It’s especially important for new healthcare facilities as it allows for the right amount of input and helps avoid re-work issues “after the build.” Common errors with healthcare facilities include: After construction, equipment isn’t arranged how…[Read More]
Timeless design. We have heard it from many clients over the years. “Don’t give me trendy colors, but colors that last the test of time.” Yet in the world of design, from clothing to teapots, color is very trendy. Remember the Harvest Gold and Avocado Green appliances in the ‘70’s? Or how about the…[Read More]
It’s a need that both educators and parents can agree on – students should be exposed to career options and training through Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school, and sometimes even middle school. In fact, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Edge Research and K12 Inc., 90% of Americans agree that…[Read More]
Isn’t that what everyone wants for their hospital or clinic? For the experiences created for patients and their families to be remarkable? So remarkable that visitors to your facilities can’t help but talk about you to their friends and family. We’re certainly not saying that isn’t already happening, just something we continually strive for when…[Read More]
Everyone finishes a project and is ready to move on to the next – whether a home project, a special assignment, or something on campus. However, much can be learned from looking back to see what is working and what you would have done differently. Let’s take a look at the Library Learning Commons on…[Read More]