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  • Better Designs Through Deeper Understandings . Understanding our clients’ perspectives is at the heart of what we do as architects, but how often do we step away from the drafting table to dig below the surface? Unfortunately, not often enough....

  • Daniel, Thanks for sharing this information and website, great topic and insights! One of our sales teams on the east coast has been working through Design Thinking sessions with a group of 4 th graders in Denver [via video chat]. Wow, what an...

  • Hello fellow CAE colleagues! At the CAE conference in Berlin today, we heard a panel discussion regarding participatory design for school facilities. One insight I gained was from Rosie Parnell, who highlighted the difference between "designing...

  • THIS MONTH'S TOPIC- “In an environment of tight budgets and stretched capacity, project goals must meet clear metrics to provide their worth. Innovation and hard to quantify collaboration spaces can fall by the wayside when establishing space...

  • During the 2016 AIA CAE Conference in Berlin and in my post-conference blog entries I will be focusing on participatory design methodology and applications in the various projects and lectures. Stay tuned for insights from the conference – both...

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  • “Schools began,” according to the architect Louis Kahn, “with a man under a tree who did not know he was a teacher, sharing his realization with a few others who did not know they were students.” Kahn’s return to essentials provided a powerful stimulus...

  • The Spring 2016 CAE Conference in Berlin was interspersed with a broad variety of educational spaces - from K-12 schools to Universities, libraries to a research academy of the Jewish Museum, historical buildings to Germany's most sustainable building....

  • One week has passed since returning from the CAE Berlin Conference. In Portland, Maine this week a group of well-organized parents from Protect our Neighborhood Schools organized proponents of the project packing a Joint School Board Facilities and...

  • What is your most influential take away from the school system you grew up in? We all have experiences that have shaped us, both positive and negative. How does that affect how we design schools today? The appreciation of unfamiliar languages and cultures...

  • During the 2016 AIA CAE Conference in Berlin and in my post-conference blog entries I will be focusing on participatory design methodology and applications in the various projects and lectures. Stay tuned for insights from the conference – both in...