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Plans… What’s Your Aim?

Plans… What’s Your Aim?

| November 16, 2018

by: Chad Wisler As we close-out the year, it’s a great time to discuss what most of are doing now – planning for 2019.  2018 is done.  It’s in the past.  For most of us, it’s been a very good year – but still… it now in the past.  As we all look forward to […]

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Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

| October 30, 2018

by Mike DeLacey The world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, a massive increase from 7.3 billion in 2015. As a result of this growth, 66.6% of the population will live in urban environments and the number of buildings in the world will double. This rise in population, accommodated by a surge in construction, […]

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Connecticut WELL APs Lead in Healthy Building Movement

Connecticut WELL APs Lead in Healthy Building Movement

| October 30, 2018

Facilitated by Antonia Ciaverella     Antonia Ciaverella, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, is an architectural designer with Tecton Architects in Hartford, Conn.       As curiosity sparks around health and well-being in the built environment, our network of Connecticut WELL Accredited Professionals leads the way. Today, they share their stories […]

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Specialized Facilities Require Unique Design Expertise

Specialized Facilities Require Unique Design Expertise

| October 25, 2018

by Jonathan Romig Within the growing biotech and life sciences sector in the Boston area, the requirements for successful lab space design are well understood by owners and designers in this field. Most labs and research facilities have become quite straightforward in their design, following best practices for flexibility, compliance, and function. More challenging are […]

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What Goes Up is Also Going Down: Winthrop Square and Garden Garage

What Goes Up is Also Going Down: Winthrop Square and Garden Garage

| October 25, 2018

by Laureen Poulakis How deep can we go? The completion of the Big Dig and end of the recession signaled some of the tallest and deepest building proposals in Boston history. It’s also been referred to as the end of a Big Dig infrastructure hangover. Space constraints in Boston are a challenge, and while construction […]

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Work Settings in the 2020 Workplace

Work Settings in the 2020 Workplace

| October 25, 2018

by Deepa Venkat With the evolution in workplace design, it’s clear that in the modern office, the needs of employees are paramount. Companies are focused on both attracting and retaining talent and looking ahead to accommodate the five generations of workers that will comprise the workforce by 2020. And it’s not just about the Millennials: […]

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Promoting Urban Biodiversity Through the Built Environment

Promoting Urban Biodiversity Through the Built Environment

| October 23, 2018

by Blake Jackson The demand for urban living is only expected to rise with 68% the world’s population projected to live in cities by 2050, according to United Nations data. As designers and planners, we have a responsibility to not only prepare our cities for growth, but also ensure this development doesn’t come at the […]

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