People of CN: Alisa Chirachaturaphak

by Allison Weeks

“I try to live my life as intentionally as possible, aligning my actions to my values as much and as often as I can. I’ve always tried to be cognizant of where my money goes to, namely weaning off fast…

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…

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…

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…

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,…