Posts Tagged ‘architect’

Deciphering the Language of Sustainable Design

Architects, engineers, designers and others in the sustainability sector often speak and write in jargon that their clients and audiences don’t completely understand. Using these words frequently without explanation can render them meaningless and makes it harder for newcomers to connect with sustainable activity. This article dives back into their original meanings.

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Decarbonizing the Building Industry Through Design

There are many ways to measure the emissions of a buildings’ operations, but emissions associated with the materials and construction process, or embodied carbon, are often left unchecked. Construction requires the usage of many carbon-intensive materials, including concrete, steel, aluminum and glass. Assessing the building’s overall life cycle will aid architects in decarbonizing the building sector.

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Diverse Architecture Teams Create Equitable Spaces

When designing a new space, we must take all backgrounds, values and needs into consideration to create meaningful architecture. Collaboration is key. Design principals, team leaders, associates and interns all need to be heard and feel safe enough to provide their unique perspectives to rethink design problems.

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Southface Sustainability Circle member spotlight: Stevens & Wilkinson

Founded in 1919, Stevens & Wilkinson has earned a reputation as an industry leader in innovation and design. As a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm, Stevens & Wilkinson offers design solutions that set a high standard for community growth and development. Their diverse portfolio of work includes projects for education, government, office/workplace, historic preservation, healthcare, military, and mixed use/urban housing.

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