National Architecture Week: April 6-12, 2014

The AIA’s National Architecture Week – a campaign designed to raise public awareness about architecture – is observed near the April 13th birthday of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United State and self-taught architect (among his many other accomplishments!). Read more about Jefferson…

Daylighting: Less Cost & More Productivity

Well-designed daylighting reduces energy costs and contributes to a significant increase in worker productivity. Daylighting involves more than simply adding windows or skylights in order to allow light to enter an occupied space; good daylighting design must also take into consideration the possibility of…

Residential Design Trends: Line of Sight & Flexibility

Two of the most popular residential design trends are open first floor plans and blended indoor/outdoor living space. Both are driven by the desire for unobstructed line of sight and flexibility of uses. The open plan has become one of the most popular must-haves…

Biotech Design Trends: Existing Vacant Buildings

When it comes to increasing square footage, many biotechnology companies – both large and small – have chosen existing vacant buildings over new construction. This trend has been strong for the past ten years in Massachusetts in particular, creating exciting opportunities for architects and…