Best Practices for Streetscape Design that Cultivates Community

by Wes Parker

Well-designed streetscapes provide a wealth of benefits for their respective communities. In more recent years, we have seen a synergistic shift toward design strategies that activate the surrounding area and create a sense of place for citizens. In Virginia Beach’s ViBe District, the new designs of 19th streets have done just that – improving mobility while generating a thriving subcommunity of commerce, art, and nightlife.

People of CN: Khwan Khanhansuk

by Allison Weeks

My story started getting people’s attention in 2010 when I won a scholarship in Thailand to come study in the United States. I ended up spending one year enjoying culture shock at a prep school in New Hampshire before I…

People of CN: Tiffany Hicks

by Cat Brutvan

“My entry into the AEC industry happened by chance. I was still in grad school and waiting in line at the career fair to speak with the local Frito-Lay manufacturer about current opportunities for business students. While waiting, I started…

People of CN: Aditya Revankar

by Allison Weeks

“Growing up in Dubai, I didn’t really understand what hiking was, what people got out of it, and what joy you could possibly get from walking through luscious green forests. As amazing of a city as Dubai was (and still…

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: Angie Brose

by Cat Brutvan

“In Germany, students are required to spend at least three months in a building trade — I decided to do an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. Before I ever started studying architecture, I became a master cabinetmaker, so, it’s safe to…

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…