The American Enterprise Group headquarters, completed by SOM in 1965, is an iconic midcentury modern office building. AEG still occupies the structure, which BNIM renovated to update the work settings and fully showcase the company’s artwork.
The design of today’s offices can positively impact health, human performance, and the bottom line
(SWOT) analysis, a strategic-planning tool that I have used often for internal planning at MKThink, organizational planning with clients, and even to assist in personal decision-making.
The first Chicago Architecture Biennial opened in early October as a sweeping, citywide event that was conceived on the model of the contemporary bank—it’s too big to fail.
Designer D.B. Kim, now directing hospitality interiors for Wanda Group in Beijing, reflects on his workAug 05, 2015 • Profiles
Editor in Chief John Czarnecki visited Kim in Beijing and Shanghai, and interviewed him about his experience with Wanda Group.
Pat Bosch of Perkins+Will shares reflections on her team's work on the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University.
An expert in retail environments examines emerging technologies that will have a direct impact on how we design spaces
An architect with an American firm shares his insight and personal lessons on international practice
Furniture- and industrial-design aficionados will find out in "A Taxonomy of Office Chairs" (Phaidon, 2011), a new book authored by Jonathan Olivares
Web-Exclusive Interview: Thinc Design Principal Tom Hennes, Designer of the Exhibits at the National September 11 Memorial MuseumSep 12, 2011 • Design Practice
Contract magazine speaks with the lead exhibition designer about creating this highly emotional and symbolic space
A current renovation by VOA Associates at one Washington, D.C.-based office building aims to preserve history while allowing for the evolution of design
Keys to creating a work environment that appeals to Millennials without alienating Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers
Art in public buildings must reflect both the vision of the artist and the mission of the architecture
Antonio Larosa, chair of the Furniture Design Department at SCAD, discusses moving away from "shop-oriented" education in design schools to adopt a more European model of instruction
Six strategies to create successful temporary commercial spaces that engage new customers and, more importantly, create lifelong brand fanatics
How can designers do their part to ease the stress of flying?
Woods Bagot and Buro Happold develop a model that delivers on the promise of zero carbon and zero emissions for large-scale development projects
Combining lean design with two emerging healthcare delivery models are changing the way healthcare is provided to its patients.
The University of Chicago Law School entrusts OWP/P/Cannon Design with the task of modernizing its original Saarinen structure while respecting the building's heritage.
For more meaningful progress on green building, sustainable design and sustainable operation must become more intertwined
More happiness, less stuff. It's the conclusion I've been drawing lately on the speaking circuit, as I describe my reworking of a famous equation by Paul and Anne Ehrlich from their book The Population Bomb—the environmental impact equation.
Autodesk, Inc. exemplifies using IPD strategy to complete two redesign projects.
Lighting designer Leni Schwendinger recently spoke with Contract magazine to discuss the importance of light in design and how it can be utilized to influence and enhance any commercial project.
In the last several years, Emergency Departments have finally begun to get the right kind of treatment.
After decades of relegating staff and patients to the glare of artificial light, many hospitals now are aggressively pursuing daylighting strategies that have long been the accepted as the norm in Europe.