How Environmental Graphic Design Can Help Reinforce an Atmosphere of Wellness

How Environmental Graphic Design Can Help Reinforce an Atmosphere of Wellness

by Brandon Allen Source: Stanley Beaman & Sears – Emory Winship Cancer Research Institute; Photography by Gary Knight Contrary to the name, Environmental Graphic Design (EGD or Experiential Graphic Design) refers to graphic design as part of creating the built environment, not to the natural environment. Environmental Graphic Design is a design profession that merges interior […]

3D PRINTING & SUSTAINABILITY

3D PRINTING & SUSTAINABILITY

Personally, I am fascinated with innovations that 3D Printing has brought to our lives. Every day we can find new ideas, like printing delicious pieces of chocolate, built structures like Michael Hansmeyer’s grotto, and low-cost prosthetic limbs for humans and animals. The possibilities of building and construction are now endless. 3D printing (3DP) has opened […]

How I saw Paris, and the theory of the derive

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in architecture, art, super fun stuff, travel, uncategorized | No Comments
How I saw Paris, and the theory of the derive

Essay by Rebecca Karlowicz (née Brannen) Images by Rebecca Brannen and Brian Karlowicz (circa 1999, 2000) The piece below was originally written in November of 1999 and edited in November 2015. Like many Georgia Tech Architecture students before me, I spent my senior year studying in Paris at UP6 La Villette. I had the privilege […]

architectural site integration: continuing to sculpt our project’s outdoor spaces

architectural site integration: continuing to sculpt our project’s outdoor spaces

There’s a lot to be said about sculpting the land, the site, and the context that our buildings sit upon. Our firm believes in integrating a comprehensive architectural concept that targets an appealing design from macro to micro, from outdoor public space to indoor personal space. After having just finished the design and construction of […]

Team Continuity Matters from Programming to Construction

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in uncategorized | No Comments
Team Continuity Matters from Programming to Construction

When Henry Ford popularized the assembly line concept, it was a breakthrough in manufacturing efficiency. It allowed specialized workers to complete tasks in sequence with the right parts at hand at the right time until a finished product was completed.  Because there are so many parts that go into the design of a building, it’s […]

Behavioral Health Design More Humanizing, Less Gloomy

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in healthcare, uncategorized | No Comments
Behavioral Health Design More Humanizing, Less Gloomy

Like many groups in our society, individuals with mental illness have been marginalized. Of course, this is not a new societal problem as people with disabilities have always endured prejudice and been treated like outcasts for generations, if not ages. As a result, the care of these individuals has been inadequate and the institutions that […]

Universal Design: Inclusive. Intuitive. Intelligent.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in architecture, interior design, planning | No Comments
Universal Design: Inclusive. Intuitive. Intelligent.

Universal Design makes things safer, easier and more convenient for everyone. It involves designing products and spaces so that they can be used by the widest range of people possible. Universal Design evolved from Accessible Design, a design process that addresses the needs of people with disabilities. Universal Design goes further by recognizing that there […]

A New Year’s Resolution I am Determined to Keep

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in uncategorized | No Comments
A New Year’s Resolution I am Determined to Keep

As graduation rapidly approaches, there is more pressure to figure out what happens next, predominantly: What will I do? For many, this is a challenging question because they struggle to identify a passion.  However, for me, and those alike, it is difficult for the completely opposite reason. I see a countless number of paths that […]