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Dialog Insights - The future of student housing

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 head on...

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 realm benefits...

How COVID-19 Underscores Need for Heat Mitigation

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 Franklin Park,”...

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...

A Carbon-neutral Future with Miami Beach's CRUNCH

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...

Post-Pandemic Transit Oriented Development

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...

GBBN - College Hill Station Breaks Ground

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...