RDG In the Media: Parks Going Green, Sustaining Momentum
In an interview with Recreation Management Magazine, RDG’s Colt McDermott, ASLA, LEED® GA discusses how park design can adapt to a
post-COVID world and emphasize sustainability and inclusion. The past year has solidified the critical role parks play in supporting healthy
Walter P Moore - Dickies Arena Claims IDEAS² Award
Ten innovative projects throughout the U.S. won 2021 IDEAS2 Awards, the steel industry’s top design honor. Sponsored by the American
Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Award program
The KPF-redesigned building earned a 2021 Excellence Award in the Renovation category from The Society for College and University Planning.
The Stephen M. Rosenberg College of Law at the University of Kentucky features a renovation of the original 1965 building. KPF’s update
includes a 26% area...
On solid ground: in conversation with our engineers
Rachel Monteith and Alison Nicholson spend their days getting people out of holes. Mostly metaphorically, but quite often, it happens for
real, especially when it comes to over-enthusiastic archaeologists. We speak to them about the big issues in ground engineering. Google must
The following piece is an excerpt from the report, Embodied Carbon: A Clearer View of Emissions. IT’S NO SECRET that emissions from a
building’s energy use are inherently tied to the “cleanliness” of the grid. With increasing urgency surrounding anthropogenic climate
change, there has been action to...
Spring returns every year with a sense of reawakening, but in 2021 that sense is pronounced as we mark a full year of living within a global
pandemic. In many cities, the impact of modern lifestyles on the environment has been made more visible by our forced retreat away from the
HKS is a firm committed to exploring new building methods and materials, community health, design excellence and sustainability. That’s why
we are a major proponent of the advantages of mass timber construction. Even though mass timber buildings represent only a fraction — less
than .000189 percent...
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sasaki is working on multiple projects that will have long lasting benefits for the environment and for the
community. In addition to working on Greenwood Community Park Master Plan and Implementation, Sasaki is also beginning work on the
University Lakes Restoration...
Every design detail, big or small, sends a message about who a space is—or isn’t—intended for. In the era of Lean healthcare design, we
often design for the 80% of users that fall to the edges of “normal.” But when it comes to designing for equity, we can’t afford to exclude
the other 20%. While there is...
Thermal Arch. Lab Tackles Public Health & Envir. Crises
Two studies by Dorit Aviv, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Thermal Architecture Lab at Weitzman, show how
architecture can help create interior spaces that are both COVID-safe and energy efficient. The first study, published in Indoor Air,
HKS - Innovation Center Symbolizes Design Excellence
When HKS Principals Jim Whitaker and Heath May review federal project opportunities, they know that typically most are awarded to the lowest
bidder. But the program of requirements for a confidential federal agency project they encountered last year was different: it was for a new
Architectural Placemaking in Hospitality Experiences
Before you step foot into a DLR Group designed hotel, the placemaking process comes to life through three architectural principles:
invigorating neighborhoods, bridging past and future, and sparking curiosity and discovery, using the allure of mystery. At the beginning of
design, we immerse...