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Combating Obesity with Design, encouraing physical movement.

Blaine Brownell explores unconventional design interventions that are used to encourage physical movement. By Blaine Brownell A recent report from the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) included the alarming news that nearly 40 percent of American adults are obese. The...
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Stalled!, a project led by architect Joel Sanders, transgender historian Susan Stryker, and legal scholar Terry Kogan that takes on gender-equal bathroom design, has won an AIA Innovation Award. (Courtesy Stalled!)

Project tackling the gender binary wins AIA innovation award

Stalled!—a project on inclusive public bathrooms led by architect Joel Sanders, transgender historian Susan Stryker, and legal scholar Terry Kogan—has just won one of two AIA Innovation Awards this year. By Sukjong Hong A transdisciplinary project about designing more inclusive...
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Designing Dead Space: How Architecture Plays a Role in the Afterlife

Designing Dead Space: How Architecture Plays a Role in the Afterlife by Kaley Overstreet While cemeteries have long served as a place in which we can honor and remember our loved ones, they are also often places that showcase architecture, and landscape design. In the late 19th...
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Vertical Construction Underway On South Beach Hotel & Retail Project

A hotel and retail project that spans an entire block in South Beach has commenced vertical construction. Washington Squared will include 312 hotel rooms, a restaurant and live performance space. There will also be 46,849 square feet of ground floor retail, along with a 258 space...
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ADP: 219,000 Jobs Added in July

This marks a nearly 8 percent increase from last July, when the U.S. economy added 203,000 positions. By Ayda Ayoubi The U.S. economy added 219,000 private, non-farm jobs in July according to the monthly employment report released today by payroll-management firm ADP and its...
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Cyclists commuting via Olafur Eliasson's Cirkelbroen (Circle Bridge) in Copenhagen (Steven Johnson/Courtesy Boundless)

What makes a space healthful? The Gehl Institute proposes answers

The public life think-tank Gehl Institute has recently developed the Inclusive Healthy Places Framework with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “as a tool for evaluating and creating inclusive, healthy public places that support health equity.” By Alex Wong The public-life...
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Studio Ghibli releases new drawings of its theme park

Miyazaki fans, rejoice: there’s a new Studio Ghibli theme park coming to Japan. Newly released renderings done in the style of the studio’s famous movies hint at what is to come. By Selina Cheah Miyazaki fans, rejoice: there’s a new theme park coming to Japan built around...
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Architecture tourism: The best U.S. buildings, parks, and museums to visit this summer

Tours, parks, and buildings for architecturally-minded travelers to add to their itinerary By Patrick Sisson You can scan social media and admire great architecture and design from afar, but there’s something to be said about seeing a great work in its natural environment....
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A new wave of social and relaxation spaces bridges the gap between work and home. A moss wall is one of the biophilic principles at play at The Assemblage, a Manhattan coworking and coliving space designed by Meyer Davis. (Mikiko Kikuyama)

A new wave of social and relaxation spaces bridges the gap between work and home

As the evolution of the open office continues, a growing need for new “third spaces” has created a class of co-working, meditation, and other “out of the office” amenities for overworked employees. By Heather Corcoran As anyone used to late-night emails...
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Westin Sarasota achieves LEED Silver Certification

The Westin Sarasota hotel achieved LEED BD+C New Construction Silver Certification! We are proud to have worked on this 248,644 square foot, 255 key, hotel project in Sarasota, Florida. Congratulations to the whole team! @TheSpinnakerGroup Read the fulls story HERE...
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