CMBA Newsletter

6th Annual United Center for United Way

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Evolution of Farming & K12 Learning Environments

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Farming isn't what it used to be. Over the last century, we've experienced a rapid evolution in the way that farming is done and in the way produce shows up on our tables. These relatively sudden and dramatic advancements in machinery, fertilizer and pesticide technology has caused our farming to... [Read More]

3 Mistakes to Avoid in School Design

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It's good to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in K12 design. Trends can serve as a guiding or inspirational force on your design decisions. And they can help keep your space relevant by giving you a better understanding of the direction that education is headed. But it's easy to focus too... [Read More]

Designing Colleges for Resiliency

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Although perhaps not as glamorous as other architecture trends, resilience is incredibly important. Designing a campus with resiliency in mind means taking an innovative approach to the design process of universities; creating structures that withstand disasters both natural and manmade, as well as... [Read More]

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Campus Design

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It's good to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in campus design. Trends can serve as a guiding or inspirational force on your design decisions. And they can help keep your space relevant by giving you a better understanding of the direction higher education is headed. But it's easy to focus... [Read More]

Why Should Medical Facilities Care About Organic Architecture?

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The architecture of healthcare facilities has always been purpose-driven. With the need for sterilized areas and many other safety measures, hospitals are typically built with patient vulnerability and preventing the spread of disease top of mind, not with a goal of environmental balance and... [Read More]

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Healthcare Design

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It's good to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in healthcare design. Trends can serve as a guiding or inspirational force on your design decisions. And they can help keep your space relevant by giving you a better understanding of the direction that the industry is headed. But it's easy to... [Read More]

What Can Conventional Workplaces Learn From Co-Working Spaces?

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Walk into a typical corporate office, and you’ll be hard-pressed to see how it differs from any other workspace. A reception desk with some waiting room chairs. A fleet of gray desks with black chairs stationed in front, punctuated by the occasional plant. But step into a co-working space and the... [Read More]

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Office Design

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It's good to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in office design. Trends can serve as a guiding or inspirational force on your design decisions. And they can help keep your space relevant by giving you a better understanding of the direction that the industry is headed. But it's easy to focus... [Read More]