December 2016

Designing Well

By |December 14th, 2016|Why Design|

In Week Seven of the Why Design Novena, we explore the well factor. Architect Chris Sample discusses the sustainability movement, its ability to redefine the role of the architect, and how society at large has realized that our built environment has an effect on our planet’s environment, including the human occupants of our buildings and [...]

Designing Matter

By |December 3rd, 2016|Blog, Wellness, Why Design|

In week five of the Why Design Novena, we explore the ways that materiality and systems act as ecosystems that can influence the ways we think about and use space. Blaine Brownell, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture shares his research and its implications for design. [...]

March 2012

Wellness the Series

By |March 13th, 2012|Articles, Blog, Wellness|

I'm very excited to announce that I am an author for Urban Times, an "optimistic, forward thinking online magazine," as they call it.  I call it a worldwide forum for very forward thinking articles and love that they share my interest in changing the world.  Today was published the first in what will be a [...]

October 2011

Technology and the Built Environment

By |October 10th, 2011|Blog|

It surrounds us and yet we don’t even think about it.  Until something goes wrong, that is.  I’m talking about the ubiquitous presence of technology in our hyper-connected wired world.  This is way more complicated than remembering to program space for the ever-expanding IT room, or having the electrical engineer on your project sprinkle data [...]

September 2011

The Architecture of Wellness

By |September 8th, 2011|Blog, Wellness|

As architects, we seek to inspire those who move through the environments we create.  It’s also our job to understand how the space will be used and create elements that support that use.  The last leg of the stool, a part we often overlook, is the need to make buildings that support wellness.  Even architects [...]