Recent

Energy DepartmentWe're helping #RealEstate pros brush up on the value-boosting power of #solar home upgrades: https://t.co/wCNoe1aSBF https://t.co/FyVCPqTwat1 hour agoReplyRetweet
Urban Land Institute26 Finalists for 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Named: https://t.co/RuGTG2TJ3n https://t.co/UtVZ1Ob9Wn1 hour agoReplyRetweet
US Dept of EducationRT @WhiteHouse: Our diversity is our strength. @POTUS on 26 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act: https://t.co/0cEYUFTzZD https://t…2 hours agoReplyRetweet
Urban Land InstituteIndependent, “Soft” Hotel Brands Bank on Storytelling, Social Media–Ready Moments: https://t.co/oVDR6kPEgZ https://t.co/dYa911lgJP2 hours agoReplyRetweet
Water.orgRT @SkollFoundation: "That's what people should be doing in their teens - dreaming about their futures." Matt Damon talks @Water's work: h…3 hours agoReplyRetweet
Urban Land InstituteULI Awards Grants to Help Improve Urban Resilience in Five U.S. Cities https://t.co/cRl8gRlo2C https://t.co/sJvOU2sf133 hours agoReplyRetweet
US Dept of EducationHigh-quality preschool is incredibly important to giving all kids a chance for success. https://t.co/QxtEB63XRC3 hours agoReplyRetweet
Energy DepartmentRT @washingtonpost: The surprisingly bright future of America’s overlooked renewable energy source: water https://t.co/7Fans2V4yl5 hours agoReplyRetweet
Berkeley LabRT @ENERGY: BREAKING: Hydropower Vision Report maps out a promising future for #hydro in America ➡ https://t.co/PUC5bTyj3P https://t.co/skA…5 hours agoReplyRetweet
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Technology, Labs
WrightStateNEC

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 »

By Regal Leftwich ()
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Cities, Process, Resiliency
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 4.16.13 PM

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 »

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Cities, Health, Process, Resiliency, Water, Sustainability, Regeneration
RELi_CklstCover

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 »

By Doug Pierce (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Health, Workplace, Intellect
Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 10.11.54 AM

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

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Resiliency
hazel

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.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Regeneration
Isabel_2003_rainfall

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.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Energy, Regeneration
missionzeroImage1

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation and the Georgia Conservancy’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.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Cities, Technology
streetcarImage

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.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Cities, Regeneration
Detroit ReAvenue feature

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.

By Ryan Gravel (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare
Past Present and Future of the Asylum feature

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.

By David Treece (Smith Group),
Hari Priya Rangarajan (),
Jordan Thompson (Perkins+Will)
Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare, Process
PWRJ_Vol0402_05_The Impact of an Operational Process on Space

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.

By Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will),
Sudhan Chinnappan (HCA),
Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare)