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Giving up Office Space to Go Green?

It’s our job to keep up with design/build trends so we were captivated by the headline, The Green Office is no Office at All in JLL Boston’s Blog. We expected a critique of green workplace design, instead we found a brief op-ed about the benefits of moving out of a “real” office and into a […]

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Who Has the Coolest Office Space: Google or Facebook?

Given a choice between Google or Facebook, where would you want to work? Before you answer that, you may want to take a look into the digs of two of the most highly sought after employers in the country.We’re pretty sure the office spaces – and all the perks that go along with them – […]

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Employment Back on the Rise but Employers Hold Off on Expansion

While current employment rates are finally moving ahead of where they were pre-recession, the Wall Street Journal reports employers remain skittish about expanding. And, boy – is there room to expand into. The same article cites 142 million square feet of office space was vacated during and after the recession and to date, only about […]

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Summer is Here! Do you Prefer a Natural Swimming Pool or More Modern?

Summer is here, alright! If you’re like us – work weeks are spent counting down the days until your can spend time in a cool, inviting pool. Pool design is its own niche in the outdoor design world. From natural swimming pools that replicate some of the most gorgeous watering holes found in Mother Nature […]

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Shouldn't Designing a College Library be Based on Student Habits?

As architects, we need to think like behavioral biologists when designing college libraries. Student habits have evolved significantly over the past two decades in response to modern technology and changes in education theory. They need fewer books, more charging stations and increased areas for collaboration. Academic design should include a preliminary observation period so we […]

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Furniture and a Source of Energy Too?!

There is an noteworthy relationship between new technology and architectural design. It’s one we’ve commented on before regarding workplace and academic design, among others. Now, take a look at how modern furniture designers are trying to design furniture for the 21st century. Here are three different tables, all of which either harness and/or distribute energy […]

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Why the Home Office is Now a Classroom

The trend towards online learning continues to move forward, full steam ahead! This means the home office is now doing double duty. Whether you have children at home who use the internet on a regular basis for homework and school projects, or you are the one taking advantage of online classes, your home office design […]

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How Would You Select an Architect?

How would you select an architect? Most people search online, visit websites, spend time perusing portfolios etc. While this can give you a good idea of an architect’s general style and/or reputation, it isn’t enough to determine whether the firm is a good fit for your needs. Designing a new home, business, remodel or renovation […]

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What are the Top 4 Current Trends in Law Firm Design?

Law firm design is really a series of design niches in one. Unlike other businesses that may have fairly straightforward needs, law firms have to take a serious look at their brand differentiators before they move forward with a redesign. For example, many law firms want to appear hip and modern, which spawned the white […]

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What Architecture can Learn From Hollywood

Making a movie isn’t all that different than designing and constructing a building.  Unfortunately, the design/build industry doesn’t give credit to its team members the way Hollywood’s film credits and Academy Awards do for theirs. Sure, there are a few ultra-famous architects, but rarely is the entire architecture and design team given their due credit. […]

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