How Can Designers Specify for the Environment in a Disposable Era?
Generally speaking, our culture has become a bit hypocritical when it comes to the environment. On one hand, research suggests that 79 percent of millennial employees are loyal to companies that care about their effect on society. Yet at the same time, in 2019 millennials made 60 percent of their purchases online, contributing to the more than 80.1 million tons of containers and packaging piling up in landfills, as estimated by the EPA.
In the interiors industry, this gap becomes a bit of a balancing act: How do you specify responsibly while acknowledging the demand for flexible design?
Sometimes the best way to improve our approach is to take current concepts that work well and expand them. DLR Group Principal Jeremy Reding, AIA, LEED AP, explains, “Circular economy thinking, known as designing for disassembly, has long been an element of workplace design. Today, we’re expanding the DfD lens beyond key players like demountable systems.”
Opportunities for Equity in Design
We should be designing and building equitable spaces for all, for communities we live in, and minimizing the systematic racism that exists in our nation.
Celebrating our Healthcare Practice
Our clients and business partners help us achieve game-changing design. Together, we reflected on ways we've adapted to the evolving world of healthcare.
Setting the Stage for BDNY and Beyond: Designing a Better Reality
In 72 hours, the team creates a secret garden oasis to New York winter, altering the perception of reality for BDNY attendees.
Sprinting Toward Resilience: DLR Group Wins AIA Phoenix Metro Competition
In November, five DLR Group teammates took top honors at AIA Phoenix Metro’s Imagination Cube Reimagined Design + Making Competition.
Crafting the Heart of the Contemporary Community
We're reimagining underused malls as the cornerstone of reinvigorating cities that reflect and serve the unique needs of each community.
Client Q&A: 20 Years of Top-Tier Events & Partnership
Join us as we reflect on the history of the CHI Health Convention Center and Arena with our partner, Roger Dixon, President/CEO of MECA.