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Interns Design an Artists Retreat
Interns Design an Artists Retreat

Panoramique is a conceptual artists retreat located on the peak of a mountain in Colmar, France. This "inspiration hostel" was a team effort. Learn more from our fall interns.

What is a Master Plan?
December 10, 2018
What is a Master Plan?

A master plan is a long-term vision reflecting a strategic plan, and should be driven by a mission statement and a vision to clearly define what drives it.

Meet the People: Ryan Birkey
December 3, 2018
Meet the People: Ryan Birkey
Environmental Graphics Bring Brands to Life
November 26, 2018
Environmental Graphics Bring Brands to Life

Graphic design is typically thought of as business cards and brochures. But it really does subtlety impact everything that you experience on a daily basis.

Five Design Predictions for Retail Bank Branches in 2019
November 19, 2018
Five Design Predictions for Retail Bank Branches in 2019

What customer experiences do financial institutions want customers to have when they step inside their branches?

Good Design is Good Business
November 12, 2018
Good Design is Good Business

Good design finds a way to navigate all its unique challenges and incredible opportunities to create a sum that is greater than all its parts. Here, we explore this idea through Multi-Family Housing design.

Meet the People: Zhurong Qian
Design Considerations for Student Housing
October 29, 2018
Design Considerations for Student Housing

To create a successful design for higher education student housing spaces, our Higher Education studio has identified the items that need to be addressed.

Construction Engineer Becomes Principal for a Day
October 19, 2018
Construction Engineer Becomes Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day program is an eye opening experience into the daily routine of the elementary schools that we design.

Meet the People: Misty James
October 16, 2018
Meet the People: Misty James
Solar Panels Add Returns to Your Wallet
September 12, 2018
Solar Panels Add Returns to Your Wallet

How can a homeowner potentially eliminate their electricity bill?

Meet the People: Tim Terman
September 4, 2018
Meet the People: Tim Terman
Design, Color, and Children in Education and Healthcare Environments
August 27, 2018
Design, Color, and Children in Education and Healthcare Environments

Designers intentionally choose colors to promote calming and healing environments in education and healthcare spaces accessed by children.

A Middle Ground: Connecting Suburban to Urban
August 21, 2018
A Middle Ground: Connecting Suburban to Urban

It's predicted that within the next five years, 20-25% of America's shopping malls will close. How could we redesign those spaces into multi-use developments to benefit our communities?

Interns Research Emerging Technology
August 13, 2018
Interns Research Emerging Technology

How could various emerging technologies further the skill sets of DC's design team? Learn more from our summer interns.