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How Annie Boivin Conquered the World of Architecture

How Annie Boivin Conquered the World of Architecture

The architecture school at her university, housed in a 17th century monastery on a UNESCO World Heritage site, has three principal entrances. To pass through the main entrance, a person must first step up a six-inch-high platform, then clear an additional four-inch threshold. The other two...

Stantec design concept selected for national exhibit

Stantec design concept selected for national exhibit

A Stantec concept known as the Lily Pad NetworkTM was recently selected for inclusion in the Houston 2020 Visions exhibit and publication. A collaboration between AIA Houston and Houston City Council Member David W. Robinson, FAIA, Houston 2020 Visions was a year-long, open call for ideas...

Evolution of the “Waiting Room”

Evolution of the “Waiting Room”

Waiting rooms in hospitals and clinics have always seemed a spectacularly bad idea—a place with a high concentration of potentially sick people sharing chairs, air, and outdated magazines (which, come to find out, was on purpose).

Walter P Moore - A Tale of Two Fountains

Walter P Moore - A Tale of Two Fountains

Principal and Managing Director in Walter P Moore's Diagnostics Group, David Ford, partnered with fellow Diagnostic Engineer Fatemeh Shirmohammadi to outline the innovations to two of Kansas City's most beloved fountains—Delbert J. Haff Circle Fountain and Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain...

Post-Pandemic Airports, Singapore’s Jewel Leads the Way

Post-Pandemic Airports, Singapore’s Jewel Leads the Way

As post-pandemic travel resumes, airport design is beginning to address new realities of protecting traveler health and wellbeing. These challenges point toward new ideas informing aviation hubs in the future — ideas embodied in Singapore’s recently opened building, The Jewel...

RATIO Receives Three Merit Awards from ASLA IL

RATIO Receives Three Merit Awards from ASLA IL

We are pleased to announce that RATIO received three awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects Illinois 2019 Design Awards Program. The annual program honors projects that exemplify diversity within the discipline and demonstrate the positive impact landscape architecture...

Wight Insights - Beyond the Bunker

Wight Insights - Beyond the Bunker

Wight & Company has been designing buildings for federal clients with strict security requirements for over 25 years. We have seen an evolution in these requirements, particularly after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the events of 9/11. Today, security requirements for...

NOMA Pittsburgh's Youth Education Effort Goes Virtual

NOMA Pittsburgh's Youth Education Effort Goes Virtual

What’s different this year? Due to COVID-19, Project Pipeline Architecture Camp is shifting its format. Usually a 2-day, in-person event, this year NOMA PGH will be posting a series of videos with lessons and at-home exercises, “to introduce young students...

How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy

How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy

Hospitals are among the most energy-intensive facilities. Anchors for help and healing, they are a vital foundation for science and life. Large in size and capacity, hospitals address diverse needs that require round-the-clock use. This means inevitable energy use which often results...