Tag: designing spaces for the public (page 1 of 3)

Art in Action: Beautiful Sand and Snow Sculptures

Did you attend Boston First Night? If so, you’ll remember that it rained quite a bit, and was so warm that the public worried that the celebrated ice sculpture artists wouldn’t be able to carve the ice at all, or that the resulting sculptures wouldn’t last. Fortunately, the temperatures dropped low enough that the 2015 […]

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A Look at Niche Retirement Communities

They say that birds of a feather flock together, and that is increasingly the case in niche retirement communities. Gone are the days when you move into your new retirement community and hope to find people like you. These days, all you have to do is identify your primary interests and odds are there is […]

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How Memory Care Design Misses the Mark – and What Can Be Done to Fix it

Memory care design is a unique niche in the senior living sector. While much has been done to improve the environments of senior living communities that focus on memory care, the large majority of these facilities are still missing the mark. Memory Care Design That Realistically Blends Aesthetics and Function Here are suggestions for how […]

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Creating Work Spaces That Yield Both Happy and Healthy Employees

It makes perfect sense that happy and healthy employees make better workers. They are more productive, loyal to the company and are less likely to be out sick. So, perhaps modern office design should put as much emphasis on creating spaces that facilitate worker satisfaction as it does on aesthetics and functionality. Office Design for […]

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A Re-Evaluation of Temporary Structure Design

Anyone with a child in the public school system is familiar with the “Portable.” Portables are those bland, box-like, single-wide trailers that are trucked in to serve as “temporary classrooms” and wind up lingering for decades because new school construction always lags behind the school’s population needs and the district’s budget. Unfortunately, these temporary classroom […]

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Celebrating Passion for the Workplace: A Look At the Story Behind the Brooklyn Bridge

I am always inspired by those who are passionate about their careers andĀ goals and who go the extra mile to make their visions a reality. Aren’t we all? The building of the Brooklyn Bridge is a story of determination and passion that we are truly inspired by. Ever feel a little discouraged about accomplishing your […]

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A Look at the Resurgence of 80's Style in Today's Fashion and Design

Taking a look at current fashion and design trends brings two common adages to mind: “to everything, turn, turn, turn” andĀ “never say never.” Fashion and furniture trends of the 80’s are making a decided comeback (skinny jeans, nearly-neon colors, and chunky, shiny, lacquered accents are just a few of the things that come to mind). […]

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What the Rising Construction Costs Mean for the Future of New Home Builds

Rising construction costs are nothing new, and the cost of building a new home increases as time passes. Inflation, cost of materials, cost of labor, regulation, and many other factors drive these increases. As of this month, the cost of building a home in the United States has risen continually for 35 straight months. With […]

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Boston's 2024 Olympic Proposal Bid May Be a Blessing in Disguise

The recent public announcement regarding Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid has unleashed a host of sentiments on both sides of the spectrum. While some property and business owners feel left out of the decision-making, leaving them vulnerable to a forced relocation, others see the bid proposal as an opportunity for a much-needed facelift in a less-than-desirable […]

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Commercial Carpet Considerations: Don't Sacrifice Design for Durability

What images do the words commercial carpet conjure for you? Odds are, you envision a low-pile, “serviceable” carpet without a whole lot of style. This is a shame because, while it’s true that commercial carpet must stand up to high traffic volume, there is no reason why commercial carpet design shouldn’t rival its residential counterpart […]

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