The built environment’s share of global greenhouse emissions is well known, but actionable strategies to reduce them are mired in government and private sector finger-pointing. If you’re an architect at any size firm working on any type of project, you have agency to cut through the blame game to take direct action to decarbonize your work. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hit ambitious net zero goals tomorrow (although that would be a great idea at this point), but it does mean you can make a big dent in both embodied and operational carbon in your next project—and across your entire future portfolio.More »
William McDonough + Partners’ (WM+P) Project Legacy at Universidad EAN in Bogotà, Colombia is designed to illustrate the potential of Cradle to Cradle® and the circular economy. The team designed this school to be like a living, breathing organism, native to and a part of its environment — its colorful façade captures the exuberance inherent in Colombian culture.More »
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Temple StoneTM masonry units provide a unique finish that is great for educational institutions, museums, lobbies, theme parks and municipal and recreational facilities.More »
As designers, we often find that the best ideas emerge through our conversations with clients early in the planning process. Whether we’re informally reviewing space requirements or engaging in formal surveys, planning sessions, or design charrettes, thoughtful suggestions from clients are the key ingredients that inform our design concepts and lead to successful projects.More »
Titan Series oversized veneer masonry units provide a stout accent detail for columns and piers, and can deliver massive impact when used as a field application. Available in five sizes from 12×12 to 16×24, shapes come in squares and rectangles.More »
Now more than ever, homeowners need long-term design solutions in their homes. People are working from and staying home more often these days; because they’re spending more time there, they need to optimize those spaces.More »
Designers have been told over and over by manufacturers that veneer is a sustainable product. The theory is that you turn the log in a circle that can be peeled into layers. This is true. What is also true is that the layer gets thinner and thinner over time.More »