CMBA Newsletter

Is Interior Design Impacting Your Psychology?

Interior design has a powerful impact on people. But unlike art, music, and movies, the spaces you spend your time in aren't so easily chosen. A poorly thought-out architectural project will affect the lives of many people for a long time. With interiors, this effect is only amplified. And as... [Read More]

Designing Sustainable, Healthy, and Profitable Office Buildings

One of our primary responsibilities as architects is understanding people’s needs. When it comes to office design, that means the health, sustainability, and profitability of a building's design. We know there might be new best practices that emerge as we continue through this COVID-19 pandemic,... [Read More]

What Does a "Flexible" Healthcare Facility Mean?

There can be confusion about what healthcare flexibility really means. And flexibility can mean different things to different people. For example, for an owner, flexibility is something that allows a system to offer new service lines and generate more revenue; for a nurse, it’s an adjustment in... [Read More]

Designing an Attractive "Campus Life"

a college campus

If you’ve spent any amount of time on a well-designed university campus, then you understand the importance of architecture when it comes to influencing higher education. Not only can architecture inspire imagination and creativity, but it can unite students, educators, and the community. Campus... [Read More]

Architecture's Pivotal Role in the Future of K12

The world of education is changing more quickly than ever before. And it's important that we, as architects and designers, pay attention. The two key developments that are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools are the evolution of educational approaches, and as you might... [Read More]

What Psychological Impacts Does K12 Design Have on Students?

The interior design of a school has a meaningful impact on everyone in the school. Whether or not it's a positive experience depends greatly on the quality of the decisions you make. Poorly thought-out K12 projects will negatively affect the lives of students and staff for a very long time. Since... [Read More]

What Psychological Impacts Does Healthcare Design Have on Patients and Staff?

empty lobby of a healthcare clinic

The interior design of your healthcare facility has a meaningful impact on everyone. Whether or not it's a positive experience depends greatly on the quality of the decisions you make. Poorly thought-out healthcare projects can negatively affect the lives of patients and staff for a very long time.... [Read More]

Psychological Impacts of Campus Design on College Students

3D rendering of the interior of a campus union

  The interior design of buildings on campus has meaningful impact on everyone. Whether or not it's a positive experience depends greatly on the quality of the decisions you make. Poorly thought-out projects will negatively affect the lives of students for a long time. And since many college... [Read More]

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