People of CN: Klaus Perkins

by Cat Brutvan

Klaus is part of the one percent. In this case, the estimated one percent of structural engineers who are involved with FEMA’s Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) or the NCSEA’s Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) groups. He serves as a…

5 Ways to Improve School Safety – for Free

by Becky Brady

Safety in schools continues to be a topic of everyday conversation. While there are many ways to improve school safety, these often focus on physical changes to the school environment and, as a result, are difficult to achieve unless there…

A Look at Integrating Outdoor Environments in K-12 Education

by Eliza Vaughn, featuring Derek Burns, Principal of Douglas Elementary School, and Becky Brady, architect, Clark Nexsen

The creation of spaces for outdoor learning and experiences is gaining traction in K-12 school design. Looking beyond play time, growing recognition of the significant benefits associated with time spent outdoors is driving the integration and use of outdoor classrooms,…

Highrise Standpipe Design: A Case History

by Rick Alpert

Rick Alpert recently published an article in the July/August edition of Sprinkler Age magazine. Sprinkler Age is the membership publication of the American Fire Sprinkler Association. The article is a follow-up to a previous article Rick authored on standpipe systems…

Employee Well-Being and the Impact of Workplace Design

by Rachel Domencic

By making strategic design investments that focus on the health and welfare of their people, employers can expect a happier, higher performing workforce, and ultimately a more successful company culture. This marks a critical shift in the design paradigm. w…

A Fresh Look at the Importance of Renovation for Higher Education

by Leslie Vollbrecht

College campuses today are in a constant state of renewal as they compete for top students, faculty, and industry partnerships. The campus arms race for newer, bigger, and better facilities is challenging institutions to deliver these spaces while budgets remain…

How Clark Nexsen’s Design Combustion Chamber Ignites Innovation

by Eliza Vaughn

As its name indicates, the “Combustion Chamber” is a vehicle to fuel experimentation and discovery within the professional realm of architectural design. Led by Albert McDonald, AIA, the chamber seeks to propagate curiosity in the interest of sustained professional growth,…