Strategic Insights

Understanding Thermal Comfort for Memory Care Residents

Having a clear understanding of how thermal comfort can affect those with dementia played a large role in the recent design for an HVAC system for a facility specializing in memory care.

The Road Less Traveled: How Rethinking Circulation Can Change Your User’s Experience

As designers, circulation (which refers to the way people move through and interact with a space) is often seen as […]

The Coming Importance of Universal Design

Universal design (“UD”) of buildings, products, and technologies is not one of the most recognized subjects today.

The Science of Choosing Colors

The use of color is central to all work in interior design. Whether the designer is a trained professional or […]

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Part of the joy that comes with the holiday season are the abundant opportunities to give back and help support […]

Use Somebody Else’s Money for Energy Projects? Yes, Please!

If you’re like me, borrowing money is not your favorite thing. Especially for investments with long payback periods, even if […]

Mary Free Bed YMCA First Building in the World to Receive Universal Design Certification

The new Mary Free Bed YMCA has received the world’s first Global Universal Design Certification from the Global Universal Design […]

Universal Design is a Team Sport: Collaboration Plays Key Role in Creating Spaces for Everyone

The Mary Free Bed YMCA is slated to open its doors on December 7 – and we couldn’t be more […]

Community Plumbing Challenge – Team USA Wins!

Well, I have very great news: the project was completed on time and Team USA came out victorious over Australia, […]

Community Plumbing Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 Construction started immediately this morning with a lot of unforeseen problems with the delivery of materials in a […]

Community Plumbing Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 School 125 received us with a welcome ceremony where the local public officials attended. I was invited to […]

Waterford Place Rehab Center Grand Opening

The building not only allows for state-of-the-art care to be delivered, but also provides a space for respite, socialization, reflection and a celebration of life.