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May 2013

Celebrating Street Life in Boston

05/31/13

Celebrating Street Life in Boston

Street festival raises awareness of the city’s varied and distinct built environment

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Ambulance of the Future

05/31/13

Ambulance of the Future

Designing mobile health care is a challenge of space, speed, and flexibility.

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Q&A: Jan Johnson on the Workplace of the Future

05/30/13

Q&A: Jan Johnson on the Workplace of the Future

Studying and analyzing the worker and the workplace leads one expert to predict where we’re heading.

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Finding Insights Outside

05/30/13

Finding Insights Outside

Biomimicry Education Summit brings professionals close to nature and its lessons

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A New Humanism: Part 21

05/29/13

A New Humanism: Part 21

Transcending our physical and mental limitations through creative action

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Make It Right’s New Initiative

05/29/13

Make It Right’s New Initiative

Partnering with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Montana, Brad Pitt’s foundation to build 20 LEED Platinum homes.

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WantedDesign Top Five

05/28/13

WantedDesign Top Five

Small show makes a big splash during New York Design Week.

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Creativity Is Stranger Than Fiction

05/27/13

Creativity Is Stranger Than Fiction

Creativity in the workplace is high maintenance; it cannot be turned off and on.

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Places That Work: Gensler Chicago

05/25/13

Places That Work: Gensler Chicago

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

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The Green Team 14: Hurricane Sandy Recovery for NYC’s Beaches

05/24/13

The Green Team 14: Hurricane Sandy Recovery for NYC’s Beaches

Reconnecting Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways in Queens.

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Tietz-Baccon’s Next Act

05/23/13

Tietz-Baccon’s Next Act

Technology and new skills help define, early in the process, the feasibility of prototypes and reduce the cost of making them.

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Senator Hoeven Strikes Again

05/22/13

Senator Hoeven Strikes Again

The attack on Section 433 gets earnest.

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A New Humanism: Part 20

05/22/13

A New Humanism: Part 20

The human scale is key to how we connect to space and place

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 Q&A: HPD, the Construction Provider’s Point of View

05/21/13

Q&A: HPD, the Construction Provider’s Point of View

From designers to owners to occupants, everyone is interested in making our buildings healthy.

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A Country of Cities: Of Trains, Towers, and Trees

05/20/13

A Country of Cities: Of Trains, Towers, and Trees

New book imagines, predicts, and proposes a rewarding urban life.

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Learning on the Job

05/18/13

Learning on the Job

Commencement at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

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Expanding Photography and Architecture

05/17/13

Expanding Photography and Architecture

Two separate, but related, disciplines come together to create a memorable object.

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The Essential Forms of Claudia Moreira Salles

05/17/13

The Essential Forms of Claudia Moreira Salles

Material beauty, craft, and simplicity define the work of an important Brazilian designer.

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Everyone Deserves Good Design

05/15/13

Everyone Deserves Good Design

A call for today’s architecture and planning graduates to become “dignifiers”.

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UCLA Team Explores Innovative Strategies for Cities

05/15/13

UCLA Team Explores Innovative Strategies for Cities

Architects and urban planners study issues faced by cities everywhere, and offer solutions.

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How Will We Work in 2020?

05/14/13

How Will We Work in 2020?

Competition to design the workplace of the future kicks off.

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A New Humanism: Part 19

05/14/13

A New Humanism: Part 19

The center is key to our understanding of ourselves, our built environments.

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The Gender Gap in the American Furniture Industry

05/13/13

The Gender Gap in the American Furniture Industry

The old cliché of males produce while females consume is alive and well.

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Barton Myers--a Man of Steel

05/11/13

Barton Myers--a Man of Steel

A life of integrating architecture and education and its impact on one practitioner.

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Opening Day at San Francisco’s New Exploratorium

05/10/13

Opening Day at San Francisco’s New Exploratorium

Finding fun, culture, community, and connections in a palace designed for learning.

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 Political Hardball: Part 2 Updated

05/09/13

Political Hardball: Part 2 Updated

Section 433, safe, for now.

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Remembering Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bijou

05/09/13

Remembering Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bijou

Park Avenue’s Hoffman Auto Showroom is lost.

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It's Show and Tell Time for Building Product Manufacturers

05/08/13

It's Show and Tell Time for Building Product Manufacturers

The design community gears up for an all-hands-on deck campaign for healthy products.

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Q&A: Kevin Shanley

05/08/13

Q&A: Kevin Shanley

Are we too distracted to focus on preparing for the next big storm(s)?

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Political Hardball: Part 2

05/07/13

Political Hardball: Part 2

Green building under legislative attack

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SOM and CASE Invent a New Interface

05/07/13

SOM and CASE Invent a New Interface

Creating a library of digital tools for users and makers

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A New Humanism: Part 18

05/06/13

A New Humanism: Part 18

The body that responds to the built environment

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The Green Team Part 13: Game, Sett, Match

05/04/13

The Green Team Part 13: Game, Sett, Match

When blending in is better than standing out

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On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: The Steel Yard - Providence, RI

05/03/13

On the Road with the Rudy Bruner Award: The Steel Yard - Providence, RI

Historic industrial site becomes a multi-purpose community campus

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Designing From Nature

05/02/13

Designing From Nature

Immersing herself in the natural world, artist and designer Michele Oka Doner creates evocative spaces and places

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Collaboration: Pathways to Success

05/01/13

Collaboration: Pathways to Success

Every voice has something to add, but you must speak to be heard.

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