corperate-3.0

Beijing Finance Street, a project with the landscape as a central spine in an 18-block real-estate and mixed-use development. Photography by Tom Fox.   What is the future of the corporate campus? As designers work with the next generation of real estate leaders, I had a chance to write about the changes happening in the… Read more »

six-ways-pro-bono

Designing in the public interest is often challenging–and controversial. How do you know when to do public interest work and when pro-bono efforts are going towards greater good? In our office with the recent launch of our pro-bono Social Impact Design Initiative and partnership with the 1% Program at Public Architecture, we continue to learn from our work… Read more »

Sarah Peck

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Long after the media stops talking about the damage done from hurricanes like Sandy, Ike, and Katrina, in each of our communities, we are left with the task of rebuilding our coastlines and cities to be more resilient to the wipe outs that take years to recover from. Today, after eight years, have we forgotten… Read more »

Sarah Peck

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networks-and-nature

Created by of the founders of GOOD, the Goldhirsh Foundation supports innovators through grants whose ideas can shape and change the world.   This year the Goldhirsh Foundation is tackling a new approach to grant making through the “My LA2050 challenge.”  This application is specific to the Los Angeles region and the opportunities for its future,… Read more »

keystone-pipeline

What if the Keystone XL Pipeline project wasn’t a black-or-white issue? In our Houston office, we’ve been hearing a lot about both sides of the Pipeline debate—and after several in-office conversations earlier this year about the efficacy of the project, we started thinking: what could be done to make this project better? What would a… Read more »

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building-resilience

I am intrigued by the human resilience angle in the case for better urban design implied by Eric Klinenberg in his article in the New Yorker. In the article ‘Adaptation: How can cities be “climate-proofed?”’, Klinenberg discusses disaster preparedness in general and describes several large scale engineering solutions to climate change, solutions that are of… Read more »

Cinda Gilliland

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