CMBA Newsletter

What Do Declining Lumber Prices Mean for Campus Design?

The extremely volatile swings in lumber over the past year alone have pushed the average price of a new single-family homes up more than $18,600, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. But homeowners aren’t the only ones feeling the heat. Many new higher education projects were put... [Read More]

Top 2022 Trends For Campus Design

Campuses and the overall educational experience look a bit different in 2022 than in previous years. Colleges and universities are dealing with the lasting effects of the global pandemic while attempting to maintain a sense of safety and community. Safety is very important these days, but the... [Read More]

Healthcare Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2022

Healthcare is one of the quickest growing industries in our economy. As the population continues aging, healthcare facilities are experiencing the need to expand. To achieve this, many organizations are eager for a new approach to what their healthcare spaces are like, both functionally and... [Read More]

What Do Declining Lumber Prices Mean for Healthcare?

The price tag for a new healthcare facility or renovation project has been unusually high over the past couple years, and lumber prices have been a major contributing factor. Lumber prices have experienced high amounts of volatility over the past year. From the beginning of the pandemic, lumber... [Read More]

The Power of Color in K12 Design

Color is an amazing tool in K12 school design that has the power to improve or impair learning outcomes. Many studies have shown that color has an impact on students’ attention spans and perception of time, and has even been shown to reduce absenteeism and vandalism! While there is no single color... [Read More]

What Do Declining Lumber Prices Mean for K12 Design?

Extreme lumber prices had a big impact on K12 development. Lumber prices have been extraordinarily volatile over the past year, driving the average price of any project up. Many K12 school projects were put off due to these outrageous prices. Since the beginning of the pandemic, lumber prices have... [Read More]

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The “Great Resignation:” Designing a Better Workplace

Many companies are seeing greater staff turnover than ever before in 2022. Across the board, global industries are feeling the impact of what is now being dubbed the “Great Resignation.” According to this survey of U.S. workers, approximately 65% of adults are searching for a new job. This does not... [Read More]

What Do Declining Lumber Prices Mean for Architecture?

Extreme lumber prices had a big impact on new development. Lumber prices have been extraordinarily volatile over the past year, pushing the average price of a new single-family home up more than $18,600! Many architecture and design projects were put off due to these outrageous prices. Since the... [Read More]

The Impact of Furniture in Higher Education

A typical college or university campus is built to last for about a century. Programs and curricula can change in that time. Is it possible to accommodate these changes without making dramatic physical changes to the campus itself? Yes! The creative use of flexible furniture can be an economical... [Read More]