Posts in the Shop Talk category
Architecture In The Medical Market: Assumptions And Truths
All sorts of assumptions are made when we think of medical architecture; hospitals, urgent care units and medical office buildings. A natural assumption is that these buildings will be boring, clean and sterile. Historically these buildings are made of traditional materials, like brick, but over the years, there has been a movement towards metal accents and in some cases metal envelopment.
SHOP TALK: How Members of the Architectural Community Build Better Buildings
These days sustainability and architecture go hand-in-hand. Members of the architectural market segment are constantly developing new ways to build better buildings. Whether a building is used for education, medical or residential purposes, buildings have one thing in common, they provide essential spaces for human beings. There are an abundance of ways architects can design buildings to be sustainable utilizing ecologically friendly building products or innovative construction techniques.
Architecture In The Education Market: Design, Building Materials, And Influence
In constructing educational facades, architects are inspired by the students and faculty that inhabit these spaces. Often focused on concepts concerning sustainability and natural daylighting, these façades have to provide both communicative and academic-focused designs.
Shop Talk: Architect Explores The Evolution Of Self-Storage Facilities
Jeff Dallenbach, AIA, managing partner with Archcon Architecture released an article on the Architectural Considerations in Self-Storage. Dallenbach describes, “Self-storage has evolved over the years from metal buildings built in a field on the outskirts of town to multi-story facilities built in urban environments.”
SHOP TALK: The Emergence Of Mixed Use Developments In Urban Communities
Mixed use, as the Institute for Public Administration (IPA) at the University of Delaware describes, is “one of the ten principles of Smart Growth, a planning strategy that seeks to foster community design and development that serves the economy, community, public health and the environment.”

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