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…

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,…

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…

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,…