Facing Immigration and Awareness at the U.S. – Mexico Border
Participating in the Border Awareness Experience program, I met with individuals on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, capturing their stories in a short documentary. The observation style allowed me to hear from asylum seekers and hard-working volunteers in Reynosa, Mexico; Matamoros, Mexico; and Brownsville, Texas. Reynosa is synonymous with drug trafficking, kidnapping, and cartels, making it a dangerous place to be homeless. It’s estimated that nearly 10,000 asylum seekers are living in and around the plaza, waiting to enter the U.S.
This was an emotional, unforgettable, and inspiring experience. My effort to raise border awareness was brought to life when I received DLR Group’s Personal Development Grant in 2020. Created to support the entrepreneurial spirit at the individual level, the firm’s PDG program opens doors for exploration, creativity, innovation, and invention that aren’t tied to day-to-day work.
Designing for Healing in the World of Behavioral Health
David Frum, Healthcare Leader, examines design selections that behavioral health facilities can include to promote wellness and the process of recovery.
A Seamless Balance: Sustainability and Luxury in Hospitality
Join Middle East Hospitality Director Henrique Dias, Intl. Assoc. AIA, at the Hotel & Hospitality Expo Saudi Arabia for a panel diving into how we create harmonious and environmentally conscious hospitality experiences.
Jackie Eckhardt to Present at 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Jackie Eckhardt to present a session titled “Decisions That Stick: How to Support Defensible Decision-Making” at 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo.
The Intersection of Art and Design
The interplay between art and design has yielded some of humanity's most captivating works. Hear from designers on why the two can make such an impact.
From Client to Educational Learning Designer: Q&A with Dr. Tim Shimp
Having worked in nearly every facet of the K-12 education system, Dr. Tim Shimp is using his practical experience to revolutionize the learning experience.
A Likely Pairing
We’re rewinding to the beginning of our partnership with Accidentally Wes Anderson. Sitting down with creator Wally Koval, we discuss how we see the world differently through our intersection of distinctive design and unexpected narrative.