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The Integrative Design Process

The Integrative Design Process

The Integrative Design Process By Dayna Lake As designers, we sell our time to the clients and in return, they expect that we use that time to produce concepts and ideas that lead to project development, approval, and eventually construction. Often times the route to...
The Integrative Design Process

STORMWATER AND SUSTAINABILITY

STORMWATER AND SUSTAINABILITY By Darren Choy, PE, ENV SP Prior to the 2000s, stormwater design primarily involved moving rainwater into pipes and channels then sending it to the ocean (or lakes for the inland audience); essentially, transport the stormwater away from...
PASSIVE HOUSE: BUILDING FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THE FUTURE

PASSIVE HOUSE: BUILDING FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THE FUTURE

PASSIVE HOUSE: BUILDING FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THE FUTURE By Sara Lack and Serena Kacharos Warren WHAT IS PASSIVE HOUSE? Serena: Passive House is a performance standard that focuses on reducing the energy usage of buildings and through passive building elements...
The Integrative Design Process

Beyond the Buzzwords: Design That Listens

Beyond the Buzzwords: Design That Listens By Jessica Gosswick What do you think of when you hear the word “sustainability”? Perhaps you think of metal straws or recycling. In the context of the built environment, you might think of add-ons like solar panels, shading...