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New Study Says Open-Plan Offices Are Bad (Duh?)

New Study Says Open-Plan Offices Are Bad (Duh?)

Shocking? Not really. Here's why the latest wave of open-office criticism is more of the same.

November 2013
Places That Work: Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital

Places That Work: Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital

Liberal use of wood helps relief stress, creates a sense of being at home

October 2013
Places that Work: Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Places that Work: Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Experience multisensory design at the Huntington Library in San Marino

September 2013
Places that Work: The Porch at the Moana Surfrider

Places that Work: The Porch at the Moana Surfrider

In Waikiki, there’s proof that front porches in hot climates can shelter and refresh weary humans

August 2013
Places that Work: A Children’s Garden for Everyone

Places that Work: A Children’s Garden for Everyone

At the Botanical Gardens in San Marino, kids play and learn about the earth sciences and adults love the experience

July 2013
Places That Work: Gensler Chicago

Places That Work: Gensler Chicago

Office design for the needs of every worker, including those who use wheelchairs.

May 2013
Places that Work: Chicago's Poetry Foundation

Places that Work: Chicago's Poetry Foundation

What is the optimal environment to celebrate poetry?

April 2013
Places that Work: Some Small Homes

Places that Work: Some Small Homes

If certain criteria are met, living in a small space can be a great experience

March 2013
Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark

Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark

How our most famous railway station managed to become a centenarian, now chronicled in a new book

February 2013
Places that Work: Anywhere You Can Walk

Places that Work: Anywhere You Can Walk

Any environment that encourages walking is a place that works

February 2013

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