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A sustainable workplace focused on employee comfort and well-being

Sustainability is not simply about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but also about human sustainability. A workplace that supports occupant comfort and human well-being allows employees to do their best work. This holistic sustainability can be achieved by incorporating …

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Inside the majesty of the Boston Sports Institute

Boston, known for its dense saturation of academic institutions and leading sports teams, possesses an ironic gap within its metro-suburban landscape—that of a professional grade practice facility. Enter the sports ecosystem, a mixed-use concept where community and consumer value chain …

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The importance of repurposing historic buildings

As cities continue to improve their infrastructure to keep up with progress, there is an unfortunate possibility we may lose pieces of history that bring color to a city. That is why many developers are making an effort to restore …

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Conversation with…Rob Haddock, S-5!

The inventor of metal roof attachment solutions is an award-winning roof-forensics expert, author, lecturer, building envelope scientist and former contractor with more than five decades of metal roofing in his blood. Through S-5! (www.S-5.com), he has created the leading authority …

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How MBH Architects helped a critical research facility get built during the lockdown

It has been called an entrepreneurial playground—a place that was designed for scientists, by scientists. MBC BioLabs is a full-service incubator offering laboratories, office space, meeting room and an in-house staffed CRO facility with millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. …

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Why the Avondale Youth and Family Development Center looks great with slate

Initially constructed in 1949, the Avondale Youth and Family Development Center (AYFD) clearly was past its prime and due for a change. After all, it is one of the oldest buildings in East Chattanooga, Tennessee. In November 2019, the center …

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3 keys to successfully renovating retail centers

The ease and convenience of online retail purchasing, coupled with revitalized downtown city centers offering a walkable boutique shopping experience, has made the traditional shopping mall virtually obsolete. Many city and suburban landscapes are dotted with vacant malls surrounded by …

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Reinventing a historic warehouse through channel glass

Amid the revitalized shipping district of San Francisco, a four-story warehouse-turned-office space now stands in stark contrast to the historic personality of the city’s homes and offices. Spanning more than 60,000 square feet, the building is located at 1000 Sansome …

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Finding character within an outdated retail center

The Works, a retail destination in El Segundo, California, was once 57,000 square feet of outdated and underutilized brick buildings nestled across five acres and tucked away, off the main strip of Pacific Coast Highway 1. Three different nearby retail …

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