Increasing Net Profit While Increasing Student Learning

The large majority of American colleges and universities are in financial depression. They suffer from decreasing net revenue, a growing stock of deferred maintenance and redundant real estate, and uncertain, if not declining, enrollment. At the same time, all of higher education struggles to increase and demonstrate student learning in the face of declining [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:20:39-04:00December 15th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on Increasing Net Profit While Increasing Student Learning

COVID-19 – Corrections, and Lessons Learned

Check out this webinar on COVID-19 - Corrections, and Lessons Learned where we heard from a panel of Pennsylvania Wardens Bill Bechtold, Joe DeMore, CJM, CCE, Christopher Schell, and Julio Algarin. They discussed their experiences with COVID-19 in their facilities and how they've dealt with those issues, as well as their suggestions for modifications to Jails [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:35:52-04:00December 8th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on COVID-19 – Corrections, and Lessons Learned

Virtual Professor

I teach an architecture class in a large urban university. Well, I used to teach in…While I am grateful that the university has made every attempt to make online learning from my perspective easy, I was curious about what my students think, and I wondered if and how they missed the physical campus. Recently, [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:28:48-04:00August 12th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on Virtual Professor

Can Changes to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19?

Our experts are on top of … HVAC SYSTEMS vs COVID-19 As we work through the current pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 - which causes the disease COVID-19, our clients now regularly ask us if we will be changing the way we design HVAC systems to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:30:51-04:00August 4th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on Can Changes to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19?

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Your Captain Speaking…

Photo Credit Canva Ever wonder what it takes to learn how to pilot a commercial plane? Flying an aircraft comes with immense responsibility – operating complex machinery at 30,000 feet up, with hundreds of passengers on board, varying weather conditions – preparation is key, and involves thousands of hours of practice, and [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:32:02-04:00June 16th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Your Captain Speaking…

Getting Personal with ADA

Photo Credit Canva So, you’re an architect and you think you know all about ADA…until you’re an injured architect! Up to that point, the American with Disabilities ACT, or ADA, which became the law in 1990, is a list of requirements and guidelines you follow and check off – you consult the [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:32:52-04:00May 26th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on Getting Personal with ADA

Direct Supervision Jail Operations Post COVID-19

Design team professionals understand that existing facilities and newly designed operations will be looking for help to address the myriad of issues surrounding mitigation of exposures and infections from viruses such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  These issues have clearly found their way to the forefront of many collective concerns as our communities, our institutions [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:36:57-04:00May 13th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on Direct Supervision Jail Operations Post COVID-19

When students eventually return to campus, what will they find?     

Unprecedented changes are taking place on college and university campuses.  We’re in uncharted territory. What role will building design play in mitigating disease transmission - can we change how we design the built environment to make it healthier?  Modern buildings are generally designed to promote social mixing. By promoting interaction and chance encounters, open [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:38:01-04:00April 30th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on When students eventually return to campus, what will they find?     

eSports – Game On!

No basketball, no baseball, no hockey, no football, no nothin’ – or wait, maybe there is something… While colleges and universities have had to cancel many live sporting events, eSports and on-line gaming have seen a spike in interest. (In fact, viewership on Twitch, the go-to site for game streamers, is up 31 percent.1) [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:38:50-04:00April 16th, 2020|Posts|Comments Off on eSports – Game On!
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