People of CN: Ana McCubbin

by Allison Weeks

Experts say that exercising your creativity can give you an outlet from your daily routines, helping to express emotions and boost happiness. I couldn’t agree more. When I feel unbalanced and want to unplug, I go to my creative space…

What Can Higher Ed STEM Design Learn from Commercial R+D?

by Don Kranbuehl and Jason Jones

Research environments on college campuses play a critical role in attracting top tier students and faculty and securing industry partnerships. With STEM career fields burgeoning, these facilities have become increasingly high profile, demanding design and technology that closely mirrors leading…

Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Building Design

by Chris Stone

In 2018, and every year since then, University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins has published graphics constituting a chronologically ordered series of colored vertical stripes from 1850 to today, that he called “warming stripes.” The urban built environment causes…

COVID-19 and Teaching the Next Generation of Nurses

by Matt Pearson

In the midst of COVID-19, a future home for a school of nursing highlights the interrelated issues of healthcare, economy, and education. Currently in design, the complete renovation of Wyllie Hall on the University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus…

People of CN: Looking Forward

by Cat Brutvan

As the world continues to shelter in place for a greater good, many of us are experiencing cabin fever. We spoke to a few of our colleagues (from afar) about their ideal plans once we’re given the green light. From…

People of CN: New Perspectives

by Allison Weeks

Perspective is everything, particularly during these challenging times. We reached out to a few of our colleagues to share the silver linings of this experience. Here’s what they said: w “I started eating breakfast, which I never used to do.…

People of CN: Gaby Orizondo

by Allison Weeks

“Growing up in the Dominican Republic, I would always bake with my grandmother,” Gaby Orizondo recalls. “Back then, it was never anything too intense, just mostly brownies and cookies, but I’ve always really liked baking. In my country, there is…

9 Tips for Effective Change Management

At its core, change management seeks to maximize the ROI of a physical space by addressing fundamental aspects of culture, structure, and language to develop a durable workplace strategy that transforms behaviors and delivers measurable results. w Achieving those results,…