It’s safe to say 2020 isn’t ‘back to school’ in the normal sense. With the arrival of fall, higher education students and institutions are
faced with uncertainty around the availability of affordable housing and adapting housing facilities to current panademic safety measures...
SmithGroup’s Tiffany Brown is Breaking Barriers in Arch
Tiffany Brown isn’t one to skirt difficult or uncomfortable issues. In fact, the project manager for SmithGroup and Executive Board Member
for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) has built a design philosophy around addressing inclusion by facing exclusion
4 Ways Healthcare Design is Impacting Higher Ed Design
In conceptualizing the reprogramming of the building to serve its new functions, adjacencies with many of our healthcare projects became
clear. Stressors affecting students who will use this facility are similar to those experienced by patients within healthcare facilities,
from having to...
KPF-Designed One Vanderbilt Opens in Midtown Manhattan
The first tower completed as part of New York City’s East Midtown Rezoning, and with a direct connection to its metro and regional transit
system, One Vanderbilt symbolizes the city’s resilience and looks to the future of its central business district with a number of public
In a recent article on InsideClimateNews, Sasaki’s Director of Sustainability and Resilience, Tamar Warburg, AIA, discusses how designers
are designing open spaces with heat mitigation in mind. This is by no means a new trend, but one exacerbated by high demand for comfortable
outdoor space as...
Construction begins on state-of-the-heart hospital
Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners said, “New Aswan Heart Centre offers state-of-the-art, free-of-charge
medical services to the Egyptian people, particularly the underprivileged. Lush and verdant, this oasis of paths and parks promotes
wellbeing. With its passive...
Student Xiao Cheng Receives National ASLA Honor Award
University of Texas Landscape Architecture student Xiao (Phoebe) Cheng received an American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in
the General Design category for her project “Breaking Barriers.” Completed in the Spring 2020 Advanced Design studio “A Feminist Lens on
SLAM Completes Doylestown Health's 3-Story Addition
The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) (formerly CBRE | Heery Design Group), in partnership with Doylestown Health, completed a new $54 million,
100,000-SF three-story addition to Doylestown Hospital, called the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, located in Doylestown, PA.
The second floor...
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, with scientists and researchers all over the world working non-stop to help us get
a better handle on the situation. Seeing that the City of Miami Beach is one of the most climate-vulnerable cities in the world, it’s no
surprise that some...
COVID-19 is hitting cities hard. Cities need to become more resilient to withstand future natural and man-made disasters, health crises and
climate change. The pandemic forces us to rethink the shape of cities and metropolitan areas. We are inspired by the idea of a
"15-minute city" promoted...
edsa - Designer Perspectives Series - The Public Realm
Revaluating urban communities in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic has revealed what many landscape architects have been highlighting
through our work for years now; that the need for fresh air, sunshine and connectivity to nature enrich our quality of life...
This creative celebration is one of the many reasons people love College Hill—the sense of community pride is palpable. GBBN has been
working closely with Philadelphia based developer Pennrose, and College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) to infuse
the spirit of the neighborhood...