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After: Arbor Park Middle School’s computer lab became the new Microsoft Dock Lab thanks to paint, a partial replacement of the floor tile with colored carpet tile and a partial replacement of the ceiling with clear Ceilume ceiling panels. Students can plug their tablets into a bigger screen with a keyboard and mouse or simply sit on the floor and use the tablet by itself.

DIY on a Dime: Affordable School Makeovers

Sept. 15, 2023
This enterprising Illinois school administrator found creative solutions to revamp dated facilities. Here’s how he did it.
Photograph by Andrew Rugge. Copyright Perkins Eastman.
This ideation lounge was part of a workplace design project for FactSet Research Systems. For its headquarters relocation, FactSet wanted a productive work environment that would stimulate creative thinking and help attract new talent.

5 Ways to Design, Build and Enable an Equitable Hybrid Workplace

May 31, 2023
An increase in hybrid work is driving new tenant preferences and making it more important than ever to deliver equity in the work environment, no matter where people are working...
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The design of the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons maximizes panoramic views. Making the most of the daylight you receive is an important component of mental-health-conscious workplace design, Harris said.

How Can Workplaces Address Mental Health?

May 22, 2023
We know the built environment can affect mental health—but how can we make sure that impact is positive?
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Spectorgroup’s office offers flexibility for each team member’s needs and work styles in the moment and the future.

Future-Proof the Office with Smart Tech Integration

May 9, 2023
What motivates people to return to the office? Many things—but one factor is amenities people cannot easily duplicate at home. Learn more.
Courtesy of Brian Robbins
The Novelis lobby is a biophilia showcase, with cork flooring, moss walls and an aluminum tree that nods to the company’s recycling services.
Resiliency & Sustainability

Beyond Plants: The Diversity of Biophilia

May 5, 2023
How does a metal recycling firm signal a commitment to sustainability? By creating a new office rooted in biophilic principles. Here’s how biophilia influences every facet of ...
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The rainbow lights on the exterior of the Austin Media Center spotlight the creative home of Austin PBS and the Austin Community College Communications Studies.

Austin PBS Flourishes in a Community-Centric Studio

May 2, 2023
This 1960s department store transformed into an innovative TV station where Austin PBS can thrive. Learn more.