Found this and wanted to share with everyone. One of Google’s newer apps, “Google Field Trip,” is allowing users free admission into museums across the US for a limited time. To find out more, visit this link. Here are the 13 museums visitors can access for free: Conservatory of Flowers, SF California Academy of Sciences, [...]
Boyd defines 21st century learning as making sense of the networks of public life. She points out that the most valuable thing gained from America’s top higher ed institutions isn’t the degree or the knowledge, but the relationships and networks students have made in their time there. She argues that building lifelong learners means “helping [...]
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer says no more working from home for her staff, but wait, wasn’t that the future? This NPR On-Point pod-cast takes a good look at both sides of the issue in and out of the valley and raises the question … can corporate collaboration thrive virtually? Here’s another look at the topic [...]
With a design that merges the “high tech” world of medicine with the “high touch” needs of cancer patients to provide customized, holistic care, the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, focuses on outpatient care, with a unique environment incorporating natural light, artwork, water features and views of nature. At the north entry, [...]
All day Monday, I kept waiting for an email. My eyes kept darting to the lower right of my screen, looking for alerts that I’d received a new message. A subject line, a sender, something… That’s what happens when the email or Internet goes down like it did Monday at our offices – we realize [...]
Every day, the healthcare world becomes more reliant on technology and a solid IT infrastructure. The emergence of electronic health records, newer and faster diagnostic equipment, changes in patient care – all require a strong, stable IT infrastructure. Simply knowing that doesn’t mean the design of these facilities is simple – healthcare design is very [...]
Today’s reality is that new technology has the ability to change our world overnight. While most of these accomplishments take years of research and development, when they’re eventually introduced they have a great impact on society. This article from Wired looks at seven massive ideas that could change the world soon. P.S.: Number 7 would [...]
I recently discovered this infographic which summarizes statistics related to social media, technology and mobile from 2012. It’s definitely worth looking through. I found it quite striking that 4.8 billion people on the planet have a mobile device but only 4.2 billion have a toothbrush. There are several other revealing pieces of information throughout the [...]
I have not thought about Virtual Reality in awhile, until reading a lot of press on the Oculus headset from the 2013 Consumer Electronic Show. Oculus began as a KickStarter project and is now shipping a developer kit that works with the Unity and Unreal gaming engines. The consumer version of the headset is scheduled [...]
The world is going digital. Pretty soon everything we experience might be a digital creation or representation. We already communicate virtually, shop online, and explore augmented realities through hand-held devices. Finding our way around the planet, and getting to know the people in it, is increasingly a technology-driven experience. So how does that affect our [...]
Frog Design has released a list of 20 trends it sees driving technology in 2013 and it’s worth paying attention to. The 20 predictions are centered around key themes including: 3D Printing Goes Mainstream, Tech Gets Poetic, New Roles For Existing Tech, Enhanced Online Selves, Devices With Human Appeal, Inspiration From The Physical, More Intelligent Machines [...]
Introduction The VA Bronx is a Veteran Affairs Hospital for Spinal Cord injuries. It is an addition to an existing VA hospital building in the Bronx area of New York. The requirement for any VA related projects are very stringent and are filled with many BIM requirements. One of those requirements is to provide Clash [...]
On the heels of winning first place honors in both Contract magazine’s Healthcare Environment Award competition and the ASID/New York Upstate/Canada East awards program, The Kaleida Health System/SUNY Buffalo Clinical and Medical Research Building: Gates Vascular Institute and Clinical Translational Research Center was recently honored with an Award of Merit from the American Institute of [...]
Icon Magazine has offered up a new take on the ubiquitous green signs that line our interstates. Not only does the proposed refresh include a new color scheme and information layout, but it also makes the smartphone connection. According to the designers, the new signs could offer up information about the current exit and the [...]
A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity of attending the BIMForum held in San Antonio, TX with Liz Chodosh. For those not familiar with the BIMForum, it is a gathering of many of the leaders of the BIM movement in the Construction Industry… a meeting of the minds. It is a place to present the [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
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Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
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Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
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Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
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