Taking Responsibility for Climate Change10.19.18
What role does architecture, and do architects, play in shaping our future climate? The new IPCC special report, Global Warming of 1.5d, provides a clear picture of the rapid rate at which our global climate is changing and the ecological, human, and societal costs of these coming changes. The report also offers some energizing information: every project, every action, every tenth of a degree makes a difference, now and for generations to come. There really is no other choice but to act, and act now.
Safer Schools: Designing for Both Physical and Psychological Security09.19.18
K12 Studio Leader Rob Winstead shares evidence-based research and design strategies that are informing current policies on school security – building on recent testimony he delivered to the Virginia House Select Committee on School Safety in August 2018.
First Day Jitters and Other Local School Updates08.22.18
For architects, the first day of school is often a day of great anticipation. Having imagined new spaces during years of planning and construction, it’s heartwarming to share “the reveal” with our clients: the glee of students discovering new learning environments feels almost like Christmas.