A Necessary Cultural Evolution

July 23, 2020
A few weeks ago, we said that we were listening and learning. Since then, we’ve witnessed the global call to arms for real and lasting change to eradicate the systemic inequity present in our...

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Small Towns Can Save America

May 20, 2020
"A rising tide lifts all boats." This quote, famously attributed to President John F. Kennedy, speaks to an effect where a flood of economic activity will bring prosperity to all. The problem today,...

We are The Martian

May 15, 2020
What Matt Damon can teach us about planning for an uncertain future.

Public VS. Private Space: Shifting Values in the Age of COVID-19

May 1, 2020
Will we rethink all our micro units and small living spaces in a post Covid-19 world? The recent retreat of people across the globe into their private quarters has illuminated, in a somewhat harsh...

Spaceship Earth: Our Final Destination

April 22, 2020
What a moment in time. None of us saw this coming - although maybe we should have. The warning signs have been here for a long, long time.

We Are The Experiment

April 20, 2020
  When the day comes that we’re able to re-inhabit our workplace, we will be changed.  The organizations that take advantage of this opportunity  to learn and test will be transformed. The heart of...

There’s No “Going Back to Normal”

April 14, 2020
How might the COVID-19 pandemic impact human behavior?  Many are waiting out the storm with the hopes of going back to business as usual, pre-COVID. However, the longer this goes on and the greater...

Team Science: Designing Research in the Information Age

April 7, 2020
When you are creating space for people whose work will impact the future of humanity, it makes you think very seriously about what needs to be different. The Knight Cancer Research Building (KCRB) is...

Middle Managers: RIP

March 31, 2020
Surveying our practically empty studio on the last day of anything remotely resembling business as usual for our firm, we were struck by the sight of row upon row of empty desks. There was more than...

Shifting Perspective Can Maximize Space

March 25, 2020
What happens when commercial real estate becomes pricier and more difficult to find, when many industries are being pushed to operate from within the city limits, rather than move further out like...