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.”
How Building Materials Influence Automotive Brand Image
Corporate automotive design has, in recent years, began to tell a new story. Big brands are making moves towards more modern, sleek designs for their dealerships. The use of contemporary building materials allows corporate branding to tell a story, showcasing to the world a variety of attributes.
How Fabricators Can Streamline The Shipping Process To Ensure Building Effectiveness
The fabrication of cladding materials for an architectural project can be a challenging component of the process but more challenging is the assurance the fabricated panels arrive on site in the most optimal way for installation. CEI Materials has created a crating system that ensures each panel makes it to the jobsite most advantageously for the on-site team by using a customized bar coding system.
The Importance Of Design And Color Palette For Corporate Brand Recognition
Corporate Programs are represented on a national or regional scale. These brands in the retail, hospitality, food service and automotive markets serve as the most recognizable brands in the nation. A brand’s identity is showcased through their consistent brand image from their signature color scheme to their building/brick and mortar design. The key to any successful corporate brand is consistency.
CEI Materials Aids Architects In Successful Adaptive Reuse Projects
The first American adaptive reuse project was in California in the mid 1960s. The idea of adaptive reuse came about as a means of land conservation and to address the rapid occurrence of urban sprawl. The ability to reuse a site, to adapt or renovate an often societal or historically significant building, can in some cases produce mixed responses. The controversial nature of this segment is specifically related to the idea of historic preservation. Yet, in its essence adaptive reuse is about conservation and more often than not architects produce successful examples of revitalization.