Posts tagged architecture
A Layoff Prompted This Architect to Seek a New Creative Outlet

Bruce Kopytek’s dream job came to a screeching halt in 2009, courtesy of the Great Recession. He has since authored four books filled with stories from individuals who worked in department stores when the retailers were in their prime. He also continues to practice architecture as VP of commercial architecture at Fieldstone Architecture & Engineering.

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Honoring a Commitment to Improving Healthcare Spaces

For the first several years of her architectural career, Yin “Penny” Pan, AIA, aspired to work on many different project types—from schools, to office buildings, to residential developments. That perspective changed in 2011 when she visited her 95-year-old grandfather at a Shanghai hospital after he broke a hip.

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The Pride of Working in A/E/C

When I joined HOK in early 2001, one of my first observations was how passionate its architects, engineers and designers were about their work. They took seriously their role in addressing so many of society’s greatest challenges. It was—and is—infectious. With that in mind, I reached out to several A/E/C friends and former colleagues to ask them why they’re proud of what they do.

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Designing Engaging Experiences for Athletes and Sports Fans

Some of the nation’s foremost sports organizations rely on Kelly Furlong’s creativity and imagination to help them raise their game. As a senior graphic designer at global sports architecture firm Populous in Kansas City, she specializes in creating three-dimensional branded environments that motivate, inspire, entertain and thrill.

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Pocketing the Future: This Innovator is Making VR and AR More Accessible

Adam Chernick is on a mission to bring sophisticated 360-degree architectural renderings to the hands of anyone with a smart device. As firm-wide design technology specialist based in HOK’s New York studio, he explores new applications for virtual reality, augmented reality and adjacent technologies such as hand recognition and 360-degree photography.

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Sound Advice for a Successful Career: Be Yourself

Nadene Taylor, an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle in New York, has discovered the importance of being herself, a belief she readily shares with others. “I want people to understand that it doesn’t matter what you may look like, where you may come from or what your upbringing may have been,” she says. “If you’re true to yourself, nothing is impossible.”

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An Architect Who Reimagines Classic Buildings and Classic Songs

Haril Pandya, FAIA, spends his weekdays bringing new life to old buildings and his weekends reinterpreting favorite pop-rock songs. As principal and director of asset strategy and repositioning at Boston-based design firm CBT, he leads a team of nearly 25 architects focused on repositioning the city’s aging structures.

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Detroit Native Returns Home to Accelerate the City’s Revival

From age 11, Kimberly Dowdell has had a passion for improving the quality of life in her hometown as an architect. She recently joined Century Partners, an entrepreneurial firm focused on revitalizing residential housing developments through grassroots community outreach and creative place-making.

 

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Discovering the 3D World of Experiential Graphic Design

As Director of Experiential Graphic Design at IA Interior Architects in Chicago, Julie Maggos blends architecture, interiors, industrial design and 3D thinking with her formal training in 2D graphics. She works with a wide variety of clients and materials to create dynamic work environments.

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