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The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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Shepley Bulfinch Transforms North Shore Community College with Design of 39,000 SF Addition

Shepley Bulfinch worked closely with NSCC to ensure the new facility effectively supports the college’s urban education and workforce development program. Sited on a bustling corner within walking distance to downtown and across from the Lynn commuter rail station, the bold design integrates the campus with the surrounding community. The angled roofline provides visual interest, and the southwest corner of the building, clad in perforated metal, acts as a welcoming beacon to draw in the community.

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Jay Jadeja, LEED AP Joins BNBuilders’ San Diego Office

Jay Jadeja, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager at BNBuilders, states, “BNBuilders is a perfect sized company with a focus on complex life science projects.  I was intrigued by the ability to continue working on these types of projects with exciting clients in an environment that supports collaboration and innovation.”

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Color trends: what the experts are saying

The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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The color trends driving design in 2018

No design trend is more influential and ubiquitous than color. Color has the power to impact moods and communicate our values and personalities without saying a word. Needless to say, the colors you choose to cover the walls of your home or business have a significant effect on the people in the space. Not only do trending colors create a visually appealing space, but they can help give commercial spaces a competitive edge in attracting visitors and customers. Staying abreast of color trends and their influences helps to shape forward-thinking design.

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HYPARBOLE: CANDELA SANS CONCRETE

When THEVERYMANY debut a new project in its final form, you can be sure that it has assumed many more guises over the course of its development. HYPARBOLE is no exception: it is the elegant outcome of focused research, countless models, and sometimes multiple prototypes. Our winning 2013 competition entry for this contemporary public art project at the Rhode Island College Fine Arts Center updates 20th-century structural experimentation within the contemporary paradigm of computational production. Here, we take Candela’s 4-12 centimeters of concrete to just 3 millimeters of aluminum.

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Clemson University creates “chapel for food”

Clemson University, as part of its redevelopment of its “Core Campus,” hired Sasaki to design a new dining facility that addressed the growing demand for contemporary dining options in support of the university’s goals of retaining more sophomore students on campus and maintaining its position in the top 20 national public universities.

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Owens Corning® Mineral Wool Insulation Earns SAFETY Act Designation

Owens Corning announced that several of its Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation products and their supporting design and installation services have earned SAFETY Act Designation, retroactive to January 1, 2006, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Jay Jadeja, LEED AP Joins BNBuilders’ San Diego Office

Jay Jadeja, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager at BNBuilders, states, “BNBuilders is a perfect sized company with a focus on complex life science projects.  I was intrigued by the ability to continue working on these types of projects with exciting clients in an environment that supports collaboration and innovation.”

KAI Design & Build Hires Michael Hein as Chief Integration Officer

In his new role as the firm's Chief Integration Officer, Hein will work closely with KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. to drive the firm's strategic initiatives, plus work to incorporate the highest level of efficiency in terms of communication and operating systems within the company.

The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

Read More

The color trends driving design in 2018

No design trend is more influential and ubiquitous than color. Color has the power to impact moods and communicate our values and personalities without saying a word. Needless to say, the colors you choose to cover the walls of your home or business have a significant effect on the people in the space. Not only do trending colors create a visually appealing space, but they can help give commercial spaces a competitive edge in attracting visitors and customers. Staying abreast of color trends and their influences helps to shape forward-thinking design.

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TRIA Completes Design of Oncorus Headquarters

TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on science and technology organizations bringing new discoveries to the market, announced today the completion of a new 12,300 SF headquarters for Oncorus®, Inc., a biotechnology company developing a portfolio of next-generation immunotherapy products to treat several types of cancer.

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OTL’s vibrant water feature to serve as central showpiece for new Silicon Valley retail development

OTL designed and constructed the 2,214 square-foot show fountain in The Veranda’s main gathering area. According to Zimmerman, OTL worked with an incredibly talented and proven team, including general contractor, Moorfield Construction, Inc.; project architect, Architects Orange; and landscape architect, Lifescapes International, to create a public gathering destination that is the first of its kind in Silicon Valley.

San Antonio’s Cellars at Pearl features Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Cellars at Pearl’s East and West Towers’ 122 apartments range from 650-square-foot floor plans with one bedroom and one bath to 2450-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath junior penthouses. The towers’ feeling and function is credited to the collaboration of Three: Living Architecture and Don B. McDonald, AIA. Described as a South Texas/Spanish “refined ranch” aesthetic, the towers incorporate native stone, mission tile, reclaimed brick, salvaged hardwood floors, high ceilings, expansive windows, and private terraces and balconies.

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Bedrock unveils plans for $2.1 billion Detroit development projects

Bedrock September 20, 2017, unveiled a package of four transformational developments totaling $2.1 billion in new investment that will reshape Detroit’s skyline and create both construction and permanent jobs totaling up to 24,000. The package of transformational projects, which includes the Hudson’s Site, Monroe Blocks, Book Tower and One Campus Martius expansion project, will now go before the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as the first step towards the approval of new state financing under the MIthrive program enacted into law earlier this year.

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The River District in Chicago to convert industrial land into dynamic neighborhood

Designed by Chicago architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) and located along the North Branch of the Chicago River, the phased redevelopment of 777 and 700 W. Chicago Avenue will be reimagined as The River District, a landmark urban tech-centric neighborhood that will reflect how people want to live and work. The new neighborhood extends Chicago’s downtown district and establishes a natural connection between The Loop, River North, Fulton Market, and River West.

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