Sea level rise, along with higher storm surges resulting from increasing storm intensity and frequency, threaten the sustainability of maritime transportation infrastructure in coastal areas. In Rhode Island, major storms impacting the maritime infrastructure of the state result in economic costs, damages to the environment, and negative consequences on resident’s quality of life. In the... Read more »
RELi is a comprehensive response to the urgent need for resiliency in Design + Planning. Sustaining a reasonable level of safety and quality in our day to day lives now requires that we collectively respond to the weather extremes, economic disruption + resource depletion that are becoming common place globally, regionally, and locally. Resiliency involves... Read more »
Cleanrooms almost always have the largest impact on cost and schedule in terms of construction and operation for a lab project. New standards such as ISO 14644 will be voted on soon. If passed these standards may increase the impacts of both existing and new cleanrooms on laboratory facilities. This article outlines some key planning... Read more »
Stand Up to Work is an original study designed to assess the health impact of newly introduced adjustable workstations in a traditional office environment. We intend to assess the sustainability of behavioral changes that may be induced by the intervention. Funders: ASID
The 2015 Latrobe prize enables a cross-disciplinary team of partners led by the Arid Lands Institute to develop and test a digital design tool, known as “Hazel,” that will enable arid communities anywhere to design and build the infrastructure needed to capture, retain and distribute stormwater runoff.
The District Department of Environment has taken a proactive stance on climate change and committed to identifying, prioritizing, and addressing the critical needs associated with such. As people who work and live in the greater DC area, we understand firsthand the challenges that the District of Columbia faces responding to climate change.
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation and the Georgia Conservancyâ€™s Blueprints for Successful Communities, a state-wide planning initiative, are partnering with the Georgia Tech College of Architecture on the first phase of an exciting long-term project, the Mission Zero Corridor in west Georgia.
AREA Research, in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, is working with the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) to develop a system for tracking and analyzing the benefits associated with the construction of the Atlanta Streetcar.
The grand avenues that radiate from Detroit’s city center once accommodated the people who lived, worked, and shopped in the area. Over time, they devolved to serve fast-moving cars fleeing the city. Reviving the street life along these avenues could help revive the city. Here is an idea for such a transformation.
As designers, we support healthcare providers in fulfilling their oath: first, do no harm. What happens when we merge those oaths in the context of society’s most challenging patients: mental health patients? This research exploration takes an historical tour of how society stereotyped mental health patients and neglected their environmental needs, with the goal of transforming mental health environments.
Hari Priya Rangarajan (),
Jordan Thompson (Perkins+Will)
This article outlines the use of process modeling at Perkins+Will to determine the appropriate size of waiting spaces and number of seats for outpatient clinics in a medical office building in the Southeast. Inputs to the process model included provider schedules, length of time for each process during a patient’s visit, and probabilities of the number of people accompanying each patient to a visit.
Sudhan Chinnappan (HCA),
Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare)