Think Tank

Helping Serendipity Happen

A Q&A with Perkins+Will on designing healthcare environments and fostering breakthrough research.

Adjustable lighting schemes and a variety of treatment equipment provide personalized patient care in each of the seven primary vaults, which are designed to eliminate visual clutter. Except where noted, all images ©2017 Charles Davis Smith, AIAFor the past three years, Metropolis’s director of design innovation Susan S. Szenasy has been moderating Think Tank, a series of discussions with industry…

Hospitality Trends in Markets and Food Halls

Experience-based destinations bring new design challenges.

Le District, a gastronomy destination in New York City, was designed by ICRAVE. Photo courtesy Eric LaignelFor the past three years Metroplis’s publisher and editor in chief Susan S.  Szenasy has been moderating a series of discussions with industry leaders on important issues surrounding human-centered design. On November 15, 2016, she talked with experts in hospitality design and brand architecture…

Where’s the Water Cooler—Is the Virtual Workplace Killing Office Culture?

Our publisher and editor in chief leads a panel about the changes happening in the workplace of the federal government.

US Consulate Surabaya, Indonesia. The influence of Indonesian culture is evident in the materials selected for the interiors.All photos courtesy DLR Group|Sorg|Westlake Reed Leskosky.For the past three years, Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, has been leading a series of discussions on key issues around human-centered design. On June 1, 2016 she talked with a panel of…

Navigating the Health-Care Trends of the 21st Century

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy talks to HKS, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas about the shifts occurring in the health-care industry.

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy talks to HKS, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas about the shifts occurring in the health-care industry.

Designing Space, Cultivating Creative Communities

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy discussed designing space and communities that inspire innovation and creativity with CBT Architects.

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy discussed designing space and communities that inspire innovation and creativity with CBT Architects.

Q&A: Design Advocacy, Master Builders, and Material Sustainability

Susan S. Szenasy talked with the principals of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture about design advocates and how material sustainability and building codes reflect regional conditions.

Susan S. Szenasy talked with the principals of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture about design advocates and how material sustainability and building codes reflect regional conditions.