People and Places Make the Difference for Community Colleges 05.24.12

…that are served; its greatest effect will be on community colleges. Community colleges throughout the state are developing strategies to improve student performance. It appears to me, that the colleges…

Beyond the Building 04.29.15

…life. 3. There is a ripple effect. In Rwanda specifically, a new hospital led to jobs, schools and a new sense of community. Architecture literally builds community. 4. Resource limitation…

Uniqueness of Place: Defining Locale in Outdoor Education 02.22.18

…day in the life” is a multi-layered, ongoing process of observation and conversation with members of the community. That includes all members of the community: young and old, stakeholders, advocates…

Best Practices for Theater Design 09.28.21

…high school, college and community theaters have begun to rival the bright lights of Broadway. In addition to providing a venue for both education and entertainment, a well-designed community theater…

Strengthening a Community: Designing The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty 01.25.22

In early 2012, members of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty recognized the need for a Boys & Girls Club to enable its school-aged children, approximately 20% of whom qualify…

Reconsider Voter Registration Tables for School Ballot Initiatives 05.14.18

…in your community, your campaign can’t exist in a data desert much longer. Be the oasis for your committee and bring a new level of insight to the efforts to…

Finding Inspiration in Community Architecture: Exploring the Works of I.M. Pei 06.25.19

Architectural legend, Leoh Ming Pei (I.M. Pei), passed away on May 16, 2019, at the age of 102. Pei was a trailblazer in the design of public spaces, and has…

Designing a Modern Space for a Traditional Building 01.22.15

…a community technology center, delivering a reimagined space with the following features: A designated quiet zone. As libraries in general are becoming more collaborative community hubs, their traditional role as…

The Outdoors Belong to Everyone: Designing Three Different Spaces for Three Different Users 10.16.20

…and by their very nature, libraries aren’t like that. They’re very often the busy, bustling heartbeat of a community and they serve everyone in the neighborhood. As such, this project…