Blog Posts

  • It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response

    It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response

    What can we learn from Singapore’s response to COVID-19? How does it impact the next generation of hospitals?

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  • Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    From 3-D models to thermal infrared scans, the information drones provide is transforming community development and environmental services

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  • Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    It’s important to perceive threats—from hurricanes to pandemic disease—and plan for them. Here are 3 tech advancements to help build resiliency.

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  • [With Video] From the Design Quarterly: How can lighting design influence wellness?

    [With Video] From the Design Quarterly: How can lighting design influence wellness?

    Ask an expert: Lighting design discipline lead Rachel Fitzgerald explains how new research is influencing our application of lighting for well-being

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  • Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Drone technology is helping Puerto Rico rebuild with resilience following 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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  • How do office sounds impact design? Hint: Not all sound in the workplace is bad

    How do office sounds impact design? Hint: Not all sound in the workplace is bad

    A smart workplace design conversation means understanding the role acoustics play in the workplace

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  • In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    Stormwater utilities are becoming increasingly vital for communities. With planning, the financial responsibility can be distributed fairly.

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  • The joys of recycling a building: How to get your adaptive reuse project on track

    The joys of recycling a building: How to get your adaptive reuse project on track

    Thinking of turning that abandoned building into a modern, mixed-use space? Consider these elements before diving into your dream project.

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  • Ontario’s new excess soils regulation: What do infrastructure owners need to know?

    Ontario’s new excess soils regulation: What do infrastructure owners need to know?

    Learn about the special considerations for certain infrastructure projects to manage and reuse the soil

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  • Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    A Resilient Infrastructure Investment Matrix helps analyze vulnerable areas by identifying and ranking their risk profiles

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  • Student housing series: What can a developer bring to the design of student housing?

    Student housing series: What can a developer bring to the design of student housing?

    Developers and architects balance budget and design to exemplify what a living learning environment can truly achieve

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What does it mean to fly well?

    From the Design Quarterly: What does it mean to fly well?

    Airports are emerging as places where travelers can travel well

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  • Great lighting design—a key to an immersive experience and occupant well-being

    Great lighting design—a key to an immersive experience and occupant well-being

    When working as part of a collaborative team, lighting designers can maximize the overall impact and functionality of building projects

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  • The time is now for risk-based water supply planning

    The time is now for risk-based water supply planning

    Few cheap or easy solutions remain for water supply in the US. Integrated water resources planning is a first step to understanding your risks.

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  • FAMS: Optimizing tough financial solutions for utility managers

    FAMS: Optimizing tough financial solutions for utility managers

    Developing tools and leveraging expertise to help communities address funding challenges in a strategic and cost-effective manner

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  • MDMER: What Canada’s revised mining effluent regulations could mean for your mine

    MDMER: What Canada’s revised mining effluent regulations could mean for your mine

    Does your metal or diamond mine discharge effluent? If so, you need a plan to comply with the government’s new limits by June 2021.

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  • Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

    Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

    As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts

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  • Celebrating the Year of the Nurse: Impacting hospital design as clinical consultants

    Celebrating the Year of the Nurse: Impacting hospital design as clinical consultants

    Nurses are true subject-matter experts, and their expertise helps create healthcare facilities that are more than just buildings

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  • How do senior living facilities adopt a household model? Retrofit care around the resident

    How do senior living facilities adopt a household model? Retrofit care around the resident

    Older—and larger—senior living facilities can adopt “small house” principles and provide care that doesn’t feel institutional

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  • How technology is changing the patient experience—and what that means for designers

    How technology is changing the patient experience—and what that means for designers

    From AI to cellphone maps, technological advancements are helping ease anxiety for patients and giving designers power to change healthcare facilities

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