Improving
Life

Through

Improving
Thinking

Through

Recent evidence suggests traditional guidelines for fresh air ventilation may be insufficient for the highest level of cognitive functioning.

Increasing the amount of fresh air brought into our buildings can increase the ability to process information and perform at the highest level.

Evidence

Improving
Collaboration

Through

Office and education spaces that are visually and acoustically ‘open’ do not necessarily result in more effective collaboration.

Accommodating the different needs of individuals and their cohorts is the best strategy for promoting effective collaboration. This pertains to air quality, acoustics, views, and control.

Evidence

Improving
Communication

Through

Communication is challenging for special education students, both student-to-teacher and student-to-student.

Technology can enhance communication for special education students when supported by facility infrastructure.

Evidence

Improving
Health

Through

Sudden or strange noises increase stress, and background noise above a certain level interferes with learning and communication.

Thoughtful acoustic design will reduce these negative impacts.

Evidence

Improving
Sleep

Through

Working non-standard hours disrupts an employee’s circadian rhythm, negatively impacting sleep.

Thoughtful lighting design can be used to help minimize these disruptions.

Evidence

Improving
Sustainability

Through

It’s not uncommon for a building’s sustainability performance to fall below design intent, and even for sustainable features to be value engineered out of design.

Earlier and more comprehensive modeling has the potential to improve both sustainable decision making as well as the ability of a project to meet early established sustainability goals.

Evidence

Improving
Engagement

Through

Disconnecting employees from nature can lower their satisfaction, health, productivity and ultimately their level of engagement.

Incorporating biophilic design principles has the potential to reduce these negative impacts.

Evidence

Better

Built
Environments

Better

Air
Quality

Better

Planning

Better

Technology

Better

Noise
Control

Better

Lighting

Better

Analysis

Better

Biophilia

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Improving
Life
Through
BetterBuilt
Environments
Improving
Thinking
Through
BetterAir
Quality

Recent evidence suggests traditional guidelines for fresh air ventilation may be insufficient for the highest level of cognitive functioning.

Increasing the amount of fresh air brought into our buildings can increase the ability to process information and perform at the highest level.

Evidence

Improving
Collaboration
Through
BetterPlanning

Office and education spaces that are visually and acoustically ‘open’ do not necessarily result in more effective collaboration.

Accommodating the different needs of individuals and their cohorts is the best strategy for promoting effective collaboration. This pertains to air quality, acoustics, views, and control.

Evidence

Improving
Communication
Through
BetterTechnology

Communication is challenging for special education students, both student-to-teacher and student-to-student.

Technology can enhance communication for special education students when supported by facility infrastructure.

Evidence

Improving
Health
Through
BetterNoise
Control

Sudden or strange noises increase stress, and background noise above a certain level interferes with learning and communication.

Thoughtful acoustic design will reduce these negative impacts.

Evidence

Improving
Sleep
Through
BetterLighting

Working non-standard hours disrupts an employee’s circadian rhythm, negatively impacting sleep.

Thoughtful lighting design can be used to help minimize these disruptions.

Evidence

Improving
Sustainability
Through
BetterAnalysis

It’s not uncommon for a building’s sustainability performance to fall below design intent, and even for sustainable features to be value engineered out of design.

Earlier and more comprehensive modeling has the potential to improve both sustainable decision making as well as the ability of a project to meet early established sustainability goals.

Evidence

Improving
Engagement
Through
BetterBiophilia

Disconnecting employees from nature can lower their satisfaction, health, productivity and ultimately their level of engagement.

Incorporating biophilic design principles has the potential to reduce these negative impacts.

Evidence

Practice

To be Sustainable, Buildings Must Work for People

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People

Place People at the
Core of Everything
We Create

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Portfolio

Improve the
Environment Inside
and Out

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Inquiries

We understand that building projects can be complex, but it is our commitment to make the experience seamless from start to finish. Our team will work hard to make sure you don’t have to. That’s just one of the many ways we promise to make your life better.

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