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A Look at Student-Focused Design in Educational Spaces

Imagine the typical university classroom and what do you see in your mind’s eye? Odds are that while rooms may be more colorful – or chalkboards have given to smart screens – there are still rows of small desks and hard-surfaced chairs. In other words, academic classrooms really haven’t changed all that much in the […]

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The Effect of Natural Light on Office Productivity

The architecture of the Pantheon is mesmerizing! While sacred geometry instills a sense of grandeur, the eye is directed upward toward a single opening that floods the awe-inspiring space with light. In addition to letting sunlight in, it keeps what could have been a cavernous building connected to the natural world. This simple ocular feature ensures Pantheon […]

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Inspiring a Passion for Architecture in Children

Do you have an aspiring architect in your household? Paying attention to your children’s innate interests and talents – and providing them with the information, toys, and games that build on those – is often the best way to help them flourish. For kids fascinated with building, architecture, plane models, or designs, there are plenty […]

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Another Green Rating System?

You’re familiar with the expression, “Too many chiefs and not enough Indians?” It can certainly feel that way when it comes to green design and certification programs as they are many and varied. However, there is one of these “add-ons” that we’re happy to see building momentum, and that is the GreenFaith Leadership Program. Unlike […]

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Jeff's Eco-Friendly Tiny Homes

Tiny houses, reclaimed or recycled materials, and energy efficiency – what’s not to love? If you subscribe to our blog, you know we’re fans of small, efficient housing. We’ve covered a few different examples of tiny or micro-designs over the years, and now we’re smitten with Jeff’s eco-friendly tiny homes. Like most cool inventions and designs, the first […]

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Understanding Generational Study Habits

Understanding study habits is crucial to academic furniture design. As we’ve mentioned before, a good architect or interior designer is a researcher first, watching her subjects as they move, live or study in their natural environment and then designing the spaces and furniture that accommodates the subjects’ behaviors and habits. Let’s take a look at […]

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Debunking Myths About Senior Housing

LS&A Architecture and Interiors has been involved in the design of Senior Living Facilities around Boston and Miami for more than 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen quite a shift in the way these facilities – now communities – are thought about. Twenty years ago, the mission was to keep things durable as well as […]

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What Seniors and Their Children Want in Senior Housing

Choosing the right senior care situation for yourself or a loved one can be daunting. After more than 20 years working in senior care facility design, we’ve learned the little extras that make all the difference in the way seniors settle into their new Homes. Here’s a list you can evaluate and bring with you […]

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Dress Your Bedroom to be Luxurious, Smooth and Sexy

As architects who design private homes, our goal is to create sanctuaries of a sort. The bedroom is especially important because it is the place where you go to get away, relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Once the plans are complete, builders have cleaned up the last of the sawdust and […]

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Give the Bedroom a Splash of Happy with Soothing Colors

Bedroom interior design can be tricky. By day, the modern bedroom may be a functional place where laundry is sorted, books are read and a home office space is tucked into a corner. By night the bedroom is where we go to shut the door on the rest of the world, relax and (hopefully!) get […]

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