What Makes Sustainability Personal for You?

Our friends at Shaw are asking a great question this week during GreenBuild: What Makes Sustainability PERSONAL for You? For every response they get on twitter tagged #ShawGreenEdge until 5:00pm 11/19/2010, they will donate $1 to the Make It Right foundation, which supports green home building for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Check out Shaw … Continue reading

Supporting Change through Design: Transformative Work Environments

A transformative work environment aims us toward a different condition, a new way of inhabiting a place of work and a new way of communicating with each other. It is one which recognizes that what we’ve done even just a few years ago is not appropriate to replicate because so many current influencers were not part of the criteria which gave rise to that solution.

Where Do Architects Live?

The online magazine Archimag.de posted a story today on a concept I think few of us actually know well: Where and How do Architect’s live? Is it likened to the case of the cobbler with the worst shoes or is it rather that an Architect must start anew or renovate at any chance he gets? Paul Durand … Continue reading

Your Friendly “Glocal” Architect

As architects, in many ways we are forced to work “locally” – think “locally” and manage “locally.” In fact, there are rules about it, governing how and why and when this can happen. But in the larger world of this ever expanding global economy, our networks, knowledge centers and collaboration nodes are far exceeding our “local” reach towards the complex “global” system. How does this change the way we “local” architects work?

Needham Going Green

(By: Mike Fields, Project Manager) Nestled into a grove of pine trees alongside the Needham Reservoir, the form of the Needham Public Services Administration Building is a response to ecological constraints, setbacks, and its relationship to the adjacent Water Building. A large portion of the green aspects in this building is the energy and water savings.  The … Continue reading

Innovate and Collaborate for the Creative Economy

Winter Street’s own Allison Brooks was  featured as part of the Creative Economy Association of the North Shore’s newest video about the organization’s mission, benefits and support of the thriving creative community at large.  Check it out and if you are a creative business owner looking to connect with like minds and leverage industry insight, … Continue reading