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  • [With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design

    [With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design

    What are the pearls of design that make some urban places memorable? Urban planner Cynthia Albright explains in her TEDx talk

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  • This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    “Protect the environment and fight for social equity”—those ideals drive our sustainability director and match the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing modular and prefab for future-ready design

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing modular and prefab for future-ready design

    Complex projects when time and space are tight are a perfect fit for off-site prefabrication and modular construction

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  • Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    A passion for regional ecosystems inspires a user-friendly field guide to ecologically and economically important plant groups

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  • Need for speed: Accelerated bridge construction adds efficiency to infrastructure upgrades

    Need for speed: Accelerated bridge construction adds efficiency to infrastructure upgrades

    How a rising tactic in bridge design and construction is bringing welcome relief to drivers and communities alike

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  • What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?

    What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?

    India faces infrastructure challenges, yet one of its ancient cities is bridging old and new ideologies—an inspiration for all aspiring smart cities

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  • Brick-and-mortar retail is not dead—here’s proof

    Brick-and-mortar retail is not dead—here’s proof

    We continually hear that “retail is dying,” but there are many foundational retail types essential to consumers—here’s a look at 3 of them

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  • Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Remote, single-runway airports require unique design considerations—and often operate under half-width conditions during construction

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  • How can we improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation around the world?

    How can we improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation around the world?

    For this World Water Day, our team members brainstorm ways to achieve the UN’s goal of water for all by 2030

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