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Earth Day: Creating a more connected, sustainable world

Earth Day: Creating a more connected, sustainable world

This Earth Day marks a year to the day since we launched our Climate Action Plan. The plan captured the shared passion, pride and drive of #OurJacobs family as we work to preserve our planet for future generations. We committed to 100% renewable energy for our operations in 2020, net zero...

Buro Happold - Sculpting sound through form

Buro Happold - Sculpting sound through form

Early concert halls consisted mostly of cuboid spaces. This "shoebox" shape emerged from the palace chambers where music was played to entertain aristocrats. The finding that these shoebox volumes provided excellent acoustic experiences for audiences was particularly acknowledged when other...

RDG In the Media: Parks Going Green, Sustaining Momentum

RDG In the Media: Parks Going Green, Sustaining Momentum

In an interview with Recreation Management Magazine, RDG’s Colt McDermott, ASLA, LEED® GA discusses how park design can adapt to a post-COVID world and emphasize sustainability and inclusion. The past year has solidified the critical role parks play in supporting healthy activity, peace...

Walter P Moore - Dickies Arena Claims IDEAS² Award

Walter P Moore - Dickies Arena Claims IDEAS² Award

Ten innovative projects throughout the U.S. won 2021 IDEAS2 Awards, the steel industry’s top design honor. Sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Award program recognizes projects...

KPF - Rosenberg College of Law Earns SCUP Award

KPF - Rosenberg College of Law Earns SCUP Award

The KPF-redesigned building earned a 2021 Excellence Award in the Renovation category from The Society for College and University Planning. The Stephen M. Rosenberg College of Law at the University of Kentucky features a renovation of the original 1965 building. KPF’s update includes a 26% area...

On solid ground: in conversation with our engineers

On solid ground: in conversation with our engineers

Rachel Monteith and Alison Nicholson spend their days getting people out of holes. Mostly metaphorically, but quite often, it happens for real, especially when it comes to over-enthusiastic archaeologists. We speak to them about the big issues in ground engineering. Google must be confused...

Walter P Moore - Role of Grid Decarbonization

Walter P Moore - Role of Grid Decarbonization

The following piece is an excerpt from the report, Embodied Carbon: A Clearer View of Emissions. IT’S NO SECRET that emissions from a building’s energy use are inherently tied to the “cleanliness” of the grid. With increasing urgency surrounding anthropogenic climate change, there has been action to...

Reawakened landscapes and their impact on planet

Reawakened landscapes and their impact on planet

Spring returns every year with a sense of reawakening, but in 2021 that sense is pronounced as we mark a full year of living within a global pandemic. In many cities, the impact of modern lifestyles on the environment has been made more visible by our forced retreat away from the public realm...

HKS - Why Mass Timber Buildings Make Sense

HKS - Why Mass Timber Buildings Make Sense

HKS is a firm committed to exploring new building methods and materials, community health, design excellence and sustainability. That’s why we are a major proponent of the advantages of mass timber construction. Even though mass timber buildings represent only a fraction — less than .000189 percent...