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Ashley McGraw Architects Names New Associate Principal

Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Donovan AIA, LEED AP, BD+C to Associate Principal. “I’m looking forward to playing an expanded role on our team,” said Donovan. “Ashley McGraw has always been invested in the progressive practice of architecture, including sustainability, design, and project management. It gives us—and in turn our clients—an edge on delivering work that surpasses expectations.”

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The Economics of Biophilia: Healthcare

Evidence suggests that natural light, access to nature, and views of nature should be incorporated into design for healthcare facilities. While there are initial upfront costs to this design, the growing body of research shows that the payback is quantifiable in patient and staff benefits. Scientific studies continue to support the integration of nature into hospital settings for patient wellness, increased profit margins, and reduced hospital budgets.

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Sustainability in Healthcare Interior Design

When designing for healthcare, there is a delicate balance between sustainability and performance. It is critical for products to perform to the rigors of 24/7 use and stand up to harsh cleaning practices. Thankfully, manufacturers have risen to the challenge. There have been leaps and bounds made in the technologies used to produce these green, yet resilient products.

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SweisKloss design and construct firm unveils new name and brand identity

“I started the firm as an architecture firm. Shortly thereafter, we decided architecture was not enough so we became an architecture and interior design firm. Several years went by and we decided to do construction as well so we could build our projects the way they were meant to be built. This takes a lot of pressure off our clients and allows us to manage the process,” said Sweis. The new name and brand identity aligns with the firm’s dedication to breaking the boundaries between architecture, design and construction management.

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CONSTRUCT 2018 Issues Call for Sessions

CONSTRUCT 2018 invites application submissions to present at the 2018 event, taking place on October 3-5 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA.  CONSTRUCT welcomes compelling proposals that address a wide range of topics relevant to the commercial building team and those who design, build, specify, engineer, renovate and operate in the built environment.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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