Strategic Insights

WELL Building Standard Part 1: Why Do We Need Healthy Workplaces?

During the early stages of COVID-19, many of us found our world–once filled with regular visits to the office, dining […]

Fall 2021 Design Competition: Innovative Housing Solutions for a Growing City

A Commitment to Exploration and Design Excellence  This fall, Progressive AE inaugurated an internal design competition challenging its staff to use their creativity and expertise to develop solutions to a […]

Q&A with Retail Partner Rand Harder

We are excited to announce a new partnership with renowned design architect Rand Harder. Rand has 36 years of national […]

Welcome to the Team: Visionary Healthcare Leader Vlad Torskiy

Progressive AE has hired internationally distinguished architect Vlad Torskiy to lead our healthcare practice. With Master’s degrees in architecture, healthcare […]

The Future of Sustainable Design is Now

Progressive AE Joins the AIA 2030 Commitment

Progressive AE joins American Institute of Architects 2030 Climate Challenge

Progressive AE has joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Challenge, committing to ensuring that all new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030.

A More Personalized Retail Experience

The ever-changing landscape of retail shopping has been recently affected by market disruptors such as e-commerce, technology, a greater focus on experience, and a global pandemic. This summer the International Council […]

Welcome to the Team: David Krysak Joins Progressive AE

Progressive AE is excited to announce that David Krysak, RA, has joined the firm’s leadership team as the director of […]

Future of Work: Integrating Business & People Strategies for the Win

Strategic planning can be a daunting effort, especially in times of extreme change and uncertainty. It’s incredibly difficult to hit […]

I Can’t Hear Myself Think: Sorting through the many opinions about the “future of work”

Understanding the future of work is top of mind these days, and everyone seems to have an opinion.   While it […]

Building Trust: Has the Virtual World Become a Scapegoat?

Yes, building trust in person is easier than building trust virtually – no argument here. But let’s not lose the essence and […]

Progressive AE Explores Automated Parking Technology

Housing Practice Leader Mike Rosen was featured in Architectural Record to talk about the implementation of automated parking systems in […]

Addressing Neurodiversity Through Universal Design

How does Universal Design address neurodiversity? This question comes up more and more as I present the topic of Universal Design […]

Engaging the Workplace Part 3: Cleanliness & Safety

By now, you’ve likely heard ad nauseum the things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Chief […]

Benefits and Challenges of Adaptive Reuse in Higher Education

Adaptive reuse is the idea that an existing building can be repurposed for a new, modern use that is different […]

Engaging the Workplace Part 2: Employee Considerations

With the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered in Europe and the U.S., there is some light at […]

Riverbend Village Wins Heavy Hitters Award

Riverbend Village, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development in northwest Charlotte has received the 2020 Heavy Hitters’ Top Retail Development award […]

Engaging the Workplace Part 1: Physical Space Considerations

Returning to work and bringing employees back to the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic is likely going to look different […]

A New Podcast About Design and Higher Education

The Design Slate is a brand new podcast from Progressive AE. Hosted by learning practice leader Tod Stevens, The Design […]

Understanding Industrial Refrigeration: A Q&A with Chuck Taylor, PE

In 2018, Smithfield Foods celebrated the grand opening of a new cold storage distribution center that would serve the northeastern […]

Safely Returning to Work: How We’re Doing It

Progressive AE’s workplace strategy is directly tied to how we work, supporting the unique needs of our teams and projects. […]

Cleaning vs. disinfecting interior finishes; what’s the difference and why it matters

These are interesting times. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives. As designers, we’re working with clients to develop […]

Four Ways Unused Retail Spaces Can Be Transformed Into Multifamily Housing

In my role as the housing practice leader, part of my job is to try and understand the future of […]

7 Ways COVID-19 Will Change HVAC Systems of Medical Office Buildings

At the first sign of illness, most people will head to their primary care doctor or the nearest urgent care […]

Survey Results: One Global “Work from Home” Study

Phase 2 of this survey is now open. Please take a moment to help us better understand the future of […]

Want to Take a Selfie? Social Media’s Effect on Design

Five trends that are here to stay. Authored by: Charity Atton, Jessica Bain, Chelsea Currah, Amanda Elliott, Margo Garcia, and […]

The Future of Retail: Recovering from a Global Pandemic

If there’s one thing we know about the future of retail, it’s that there are still a lot of unknowns. […]

Open Offices are a Business Strategy, Not a Best Practice

Will COVID-19 be the end of the open office? It’s a question we’ve heard a lot over the past couple […]

Preparing Fitness Facilities to Re-Open: 10 Things You Can Expect to See

“The pandemic pushed millions to workout from home.  Many will return and experience a different fitness facility.” When you return […]

What Remote Communication Tells Us About the Importance of “Place” in Higher Education

By Ned Baxter, AIA Before the coronavirus changed how we learn and work, I had been thinking about the critical role “place” plays in learning — whether on […]

Protecting Tenants and Planning for the Future of Multifamily Housing

Over the past several weeks I’ve had a lot of conversations with housing clients and vendors about the COVID-19 pandemic […]

We Asked Clients About Working from Home; Here’s 10 Things They Said

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has had a deep effect on our daily work routines. It has also broadened our understanding […]

Coronavirus has Changed the way we Work Today and in the Future

Like most people, our team is working from home this week and the foreseeable future. It’s a big change from […]

Understanding the Impact of a Pandemic on Healthcare Design

Why designing and caring for healthcare workers is more important than ever before There is no doubt that the current […]

5 Signs Your Building is Limiting Productivity

This article originally appeared in Michigan Manufacturing Association‘s monthly magazine MiMfg. For the full article, click here. Working within a single […]

Progressive AE Named “Firm of the Year”

We are thrilled to announce that Progressive AE has been named “Firm of the Year” by the American Institute of […]