Design

June 18, 2020

Designing for Resiliency

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust—and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

April 30, 2020

Designing for Distance

Undoubtedly, you’ve been part of the ongoing speculation driving the design world: What does the office look like after COVID-19? What will change? What won’t? While it’s hard to know what the full impact of the coronavirus looks like at this moment, design will play a huge role in how safe we feel in our physical spaces.

February 10, 2020

Modernizing Learning Environments at the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) was ready to bring some aging buildings into the 21st century. While each of their improvement projects had differing goals, there were some consistent themes throughout, including the need to create collaborative spaces for students to gather before and after classes. Choosing the right flooring was a key driver in the decision process.

January 3, 2020

How Design Inspires Creativity in the Workplace

We’re all born with varying degrees of creativity. Enlightened by the digital revolution and the subsequent development of mobile technologies, employers prize creativity because it directly correlates to increased ideation and innovation. Now, companies that want to be competitive and innovative in today’s market are turning to workplace design as a solution to boost creativity.

December 10, 2019

A “Not So Normal” Day at Bowling Green State University

Located 30 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and a little over two hours north of Columbus, Ohio, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is anything but normal. Other than a brief visit for a soccer tournament some years ago, I had not experienced the flavor of BGSU until a recent photoshoot of the Davis Wince, Ltd. newly renovated Bowen Thompson Career Center, 2nd Floor Student Union, and Falcon Outfitters campus store.

November 25, 2019

Summit Vista Reaches New Heights in Senior Living

Set amidst Salt Lake City’s breathtaking mountain views, Utah’s first Life Plan Community, Summit Vista, is designed to look unlike any other retirement facility. Having grown up in his family’s assisted living business, Mark Erickson, CEO and executive director of Summit Vista, says, “We know how to operationally run things, but I didn’t want this…

October 25, 2019

The Memory Center Atlanta Fosters Independence Through Community

The Memory Center offers dementia patients the one thing they’re hard-pressed to find anywhere else—independence. Using evidence-based design principles, UPHEALING’s Lilliana Alvarado helped parent corporation MemCare realize its vision of a unique facility that offered patients the familiarity, variety and freedom they need to thrive.

September 27, 2019

How Engaging the Senses Creates Meaningful Design

What makes a well-designed space? It’s a question that prompts many answers, but ultimately the goal of an interior environment is to move forward the intention of a space and engage the user in meaningful ways. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.