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Designers Should Prioritize Proper Color Temperature in Exterior Lighting Designs to Serve Their Communities

As society grapples with the intricacies of modern life, the influence of exterior lighting on our psychological and physiological well-being has begun to draw attention. It’s not just about illuminating the darkness anymore; it’s also about respecting the natural rhythms of our bodies and fostering meaningful human interactions. A key factor here is the […]

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Architecture & Design
Improving the Homeless Housing Crisis in Los Angeles Gets a Much-Deserved Lift at 6th Street Place.

Amid the homeless housing crisis in Los Angeles, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of modular housing projects designed to provide much-needed shelters for the homeless community. LA is home to over 40,000 homeless individuals, a number that’s seen a sharp increase of 16% over the past year. Yet, innovative design principles and […]

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Architecture & Design
Windowless Bedrooms in NYC? Here’s Why Architects Are Saying No

The current housing crisis is prompting authorities to consider a range of solutions, including a rather controversial one: Allowing windowless bedrooms. In March, New York Mayor Eric Adams courted controversy by suggesting that tweaking building codes could make it easier to convert offices into apartments. However, some architectural experts are saying no to windowless […]

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Architecture & Design
AI-Generated Designs Are Letting Architects Unlock New Forms of Creativity. How Should They Deploy It?

Generative AI in architecture is already evolving architectural workflows, and the creative results are proving themselves in real time. Tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney are acting as a dynamic platform for concept design and visual brainstorming, enabling the synthesis of diverse architectural styles and historical influences into fresh and innovative ideas. There’s still a lot […]

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Architecture & Design
From 40 Hours to 40 Seconds? Generative AI in Architecture Will Disrupt How Architects Bill Their Hours.

The advent of AI is revolutionizing industries across the board, and the realm of design, architecture, and engineering is no exception. In the age of AI, the future of these industries may well be marked by major shifts that occur sooner than we might anticipate. How should architects begin to adapt to generative AI in […]

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Architecture & Design
‘The Airbnb Effect’ on America’s Housing Market

As the United States faces a housing shortage (according to research published by Freddie Mac, the shortage of housing units stood at 3.8 million by the end of 2020), locals are pointing accusatory fingers towards ‘the Airbnb effect’ on the housing market. Research published in the Harvard Business Review shows that single-time rental platforms […]

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Architecture & Design
TreeNewal Unveils the “Building Roots” Podcast Series

AdditDallas, TX – TreeNewal, an arborist company renowned for its commitment to preserving the natural environment, is excited to announce its new podcast, Building Roots with Wesley Rivers. The podcast, hosted by Wesley Rivers, VP of Operations for TreeNewal, will feature conversations with TreeNewal ISA Certified Arborists James Allen and Corey Herpel on a range […]

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energy infrastructure
New Energy Infrastructure Vs. Extending Fossil Fuel Plants: How Should the Energy Industry Tackle Aging Power-Generation Assets?
February 28, 2024

If the expected surge in power demand is anything to go by, the U.S. power grid could be in trouble. Fueled by clean energy projects and a massive shift towards electric vehicles by 2030, it’s clear the grid could face major strain — and even blackouts. Unfortunately, the U.S. has already faced such disasters: […]

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Dr. Christopher King Georgetown's inaugural Dean of Health
The Visionary Work That Led Dr. Christopher King to Becoming Georgetown’s Inaugural Dean of Health
February 28, 2024

Currently, the healthcare system is grappling with issues of equity, access, and the integration of social determinants of health. As a result, the conversation around transformative leadership in healthcare education has never been more crucial. Amidst a backdrop of systemic challenges, including structural racism and socioeconomic disparities, the role of education in shaping the […]

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diversity equity
The Key to Increasing Profits? Integrating Diversity and Equity into Recruitments, Promotions and Retention
February 27, 2024

How can organizations truly integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) into their core operations to not only foster a sense of community but also enhance performance and profitability? Geoffrey M. Roche, Director of Workforce Development (North America) at Siemens Healthineers, brings a wealth of experience in leadership, education, culture, and workforce transformation, emphasizing […]

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Risk management and employee well-being
Merging Risk Management with Employee Well-Being is the Secret to Unlocking Workplace Potential
February 27, 2024

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the convergence of risk management, business insurance, and employee benefits has emerged as a critical focal point for organizations aiming to foster a resilient and thriving workforce. This intersection of risk management and employee well-being addresses not just the physical assets of a company but extends to the […]

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Amazon’s HQ2 Pause Should Force Businesses to Rethink Workplace Flexibility Office Space Expansion
March 22, 2023

As Amazon decides to pause the construction of its HQ2 project amidst an uncertain economic climate, businesses are forced to grapple with the strategic viability of their workplace and work model. Major tech companies, faced with significant workforce reductions, are reevaluating the need for traditional office spaces and whether it’s a wise decision to consider […]

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The Latest CPI Report Shows Housing Costs Are Keeping Inflation From Cooling Down.
March 22, 2023

The latest CPI (Consumer Price Index) numbers are in — and while consumer price inflation saw a 0.4% drop from 6.4% in January to 6% in February, core prices increased 0.5% from the previous month. The good news? The CPI report show consumer price inflation is down from its peak in June 2022 when […]

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Modular Altruism: What Is The 6th Place Project?
March 6, 2023

Altruism is the idea or practice of having a selfless concern for the benefit of others. It may also be defined as a concern for others’ well-being. The adaptability and versatility of modular buildings is one of their main benefits. They are easily expandable and customizable to meet shifting needs or specifications, and they can […]

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Tech-Forward AEC Companies Rise to the Top Amidst 2023 Project Backlogs
March 2, 2023

The pandemic halted architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry products, and now the backlog is catching up, reaching its peak level since pre-pandemic. Companies are having to navigate the rising demand with challenges such as inflation, talent retention, and supply chain issues. Unanet’s 2022-2023 AEC Inspire Report provided some insight as to what firms […]

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Architecture Reflects How We Perceive the World. How will Global Trends Influence Architecture in 2023?
February 15, 2023

Architecture is not just a matter of creating buildings and structures we inhabit; it is a reflection of culture, society, lifestyle, and how we perceive ourselves and the world. As the world becomes more sustainable and modernized, architecture in 2023 will seek to match that and other key themes. What is on the horizon […]

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A Look Behind the Names of the 2023 United States Artists’ Architecture and Design Fellows
February 14, 2023

Each year, the United States Artists awards $50,000 to selected artists for their cultural contributions; these artists are from a variety of industries, including design, architecture, writing, social activism, and more. This year, 45 artists received Fellow titles, four of which were from the Architecture and Design Discipline. Who are these architecture and design […]

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How Have Home Intelligence and Automated Shading Solutions Improved Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort?
February 6, 2023

On today’s episode of the Draper at Home Podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney, speaks with Scotty Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of Josh.ai, Maryellen Oswald, Custom Integration & Partnerships Channel Manager, Somfy USA, and Tyson McDonald, Director of Business Development, Motorized Solar Solutions for Draper, Inc., to talk about how the effect of home intelligence […]

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How Can Smart City Open Standards Be Achieved?
January 25, 2023

The MITRE Smart City Summit featured a major stance from Michael Dunaway, program lead for Global Communities Technology Challenge program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The stance: the importance of smart city open standards. Some of his points included opportunity for future growth of digital technologies to improve city infrastructure, prevent […]

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The Cato Institute 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey Indicates Concern Over Housing Affordability
January 19, 2023

The Cato Institute 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey was released and the results reflect national concern regarding the housing market and its affordability. There are signs that the housing market is correcting itself after a couple of hot years, but the process has been gradual. Mortgage interest rates are still roughly twice what they were […]

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