CMBA Newsletter

Placing People at the Center of Architecture

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Human-centered architecture, which puts humans at the center of the design process, seeks to optimize positive interactions between humans and buildings. How far reaching are the impacts of this sort of design? [Read More]

Lumber Prices are Dropping! Here's What You Need to Know...

The lumber bubble has finally popped – tanking over 40% in June alone! But we aren't out of the woods just yet... “It was a bubble, but it is still double where it was pre Covid,” said Peter Boockvar, CIO at Bleakley Advisory Group. Still, Boockvar believes that the lumber bubble bursting doesn't... [Read More]

Putting Students First in K12 Design

Take a moment to step back from your personal role in the K12 environment and put yourself in the position of the learner. How would you learn best? What learning activities are the most motivational to you? How do you interact with other learners? Finding the answers to these sorts of questions is... [Read More]

Lumber Prices are Falling! Time to Start a New K12 Project?

The lumber bubble has finally popped – tanking over 40% in June alone! But we aren't out of the woods just yet... “It was a bubble, but it is still double where it was pre Covid,” said Peter Boockvar, CIO at Bleakley Advisory Group. Still, Boockvar believes just because the lumber bubble might have... [Read More]

Prioritizing Mental Health in Higher Ed Design

The mental well-being of college students has a powerful impact on their development and educational success. COVID-19 has only served to highlight these needs and the necessity of creating a healthy school environment from the ground up. [Read More]

Have you Noticed Steep Lumber Prices Affecting your Campus Planning?

The lumber bubble has finally popped – tanking over 40% in June alone! But we aren't out of the woods just yet... “It was a bubble, but it is still double where it was pre Covid,” said Peter Boockvar, CIO at Bleakley Advisory Group. Still, Boockvar believes that the lumber bubble bursting doesn't... [Read More]

Lumber Prices are Falling! Time to Start a New Healthcare Project?

The lumber bubble has finally popped – tanking over 40% in June alone! But we aren't out of the woods just yet... “It was a bubble, but it is still double where it was pre Covid,” said Peter Boockvar, CIO at Bleakley Advisory Group. Still, Boockvar believes just because the lumber bubble might have... [Read More]

Can Architecture Reduce Aggression in Volatile Patients?

The majority of patients with mental health issues aren't violent. However, there are enough instances of violence in healthcare settings to make the topic worth discussing. Whether due to unintended reactions to medication, or symptoms of their condition, aggressive behavior can be a serious... [Read More]