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Placemaking in the Pearl

Block 136 contributes to the culture and energy of Portland’s Pearl District with spaces to live, work and gather.

Posted: 04.24.2017

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Mithun R+D

A look at the evolution of research and development at Mithun, from the firm’s early days to current initiatives and what’s next.

04.30.2018

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A Powerful Collaboration Between Architecture and Landscape

The new headquarters for the Perot family businesses represents both the family legacy and an investment in the well-being of their employees.

12.26.2017

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Affordable Housing as Social and Cultural Infrastructure

Housing affordability is a critical issue for cities across the nation. New developments in San Francisco and Seattle highlight strategies to address this challenge, with design that advances social justice and celebrates local identity.

10.31.2017

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Outside-In and Inside-Out: A Seamless Campus Experience

Integrated site and workplace design supports collaboration and health at the Perot family’s new headquarters in Dallas.

10.30.2017

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Wellness at Work

Small changes can have big impacts when it comes to promoting health and well-being in the workplace.

04.26.2017

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Net Positive: Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus

A look into the integrated design and innovative results at Chatham University Eden Hall Campus, a 2017 AIA COTE Top Ten Project.

04.21.2017

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A Living Culture Connected to the Land

The design of Wanapum Heritage Center honors the inextricable relationship between the natural world and its people.

02.02.2017

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No Higher Stakes

Designing “with, not for” communities: Deb Guenther explores ways to adapt design practice to build people-centered cities from the neighborhood up.  

12.06.2016

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Advancing Sustainability: Health, Equity and Resilience

In search of the leading edge of sustainability innovation—reflections on Greenbuild 2016 and beyond.  

11.17.2016

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Building Bike-friendly Neighborhoods

Integration of bicycle and pedestrian strategies in urban planning and architectural design is vital to the creation of effective and connected cities.

06.25.2016