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Helping Leaders Anticipate the Future Today

As I work with young architects today, I can’t help but imagine the world they will create. Architects have long been innovators, working to reimagine the spaces we live, work and play in. But in today’s... > READ MORE

Finding the Best Way to Meet Your Growing Space Needs

I recently was talking through the growth challenges and next steps for a business. They are out of space and continued growth is on the horizon. Leadership initially thought they would expand or build... > READ MORE

4 Questions to Ask When Creating Your Facility Vision

In education and elsewhere, leaders too often start with the “what” – What do we want to build? – or the “how” – How will we build it? But the first, and most powerful, question to answer... > READ MORE

What’s the One Step Schools Should Take When Building?

A successful school bond referendum takes more than creating an appealing rendering and smart building plan. Who’s behind it matters. And I’m not talking about the architect or the superintendent or... > READ MORE

What Does It Really Cost to Make School Facility Changes?

When community members hear "21st century learning," they see dollar signs. I often hear school administrators and board members say, “Yes, all these ‘new ideas’ sound great. We’d love to do them,... > READ MORE