For firms looking to make their mark, these market segments will need more design experts in the near future.
For architects looking to diversify their portfolios, vying for the longstanding building types—libraries, theaters, office towers—against a litany of established firms can seem futile. But, to take the road less traveled, here are five increasingly important typologies with room for more design experts.
By maintaining a connection to the outdoors and climate zone, bioclimatic buildings enhance occupant comfort with little need for energy-intensive HVAC systems. These buildings are often oriented to leverage daylight and wind patterns, utilize local or site-sourced materials, and incorporate ancient, low-impact construction techniques adapted for modern use, says Andrew Lee, a senior consultant with Seattle-based Paladino and Co., which co-designed with Gensler the Three PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh. The 32-story tower is passively ventilated through a solar chimney, similar to those found in termite mounds, for nearly half of the year.
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