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.”
Keeping Nostalgia and Entertainment Alive: The Mall of America
As the Mall of America celebrates its 30th-anniversary milestone, the retail giant is raising the bar for the industry worldwide.
Hospital Design from the Nurse’s Perspective
What if a few simple changes could make a nurse’s job easier, more efficient, and at the same time improve the level of care a patient received? Healthcare organizations are rethinking how they deliver patient care, and it's saving money too.
Mass Timber Innovation: The Hospitality Prototype
The world has reached a crucial tipping point around carbon emissions. Could timber construction be the answer for the hospitality industry?
GENESIS STEAM x DLR Group Architecture Summer Camp
We partnered with GENESIS to provide a free science, technology, engineering, arts, and math camp for fifth-seventh grade students in Los Angeles.
A New Beginning for Freedom West Homes
Freedom West Homes is one of the largest and oldest cooperatives in the western U.S. After 50 years, it needed help to meet the needs of today's residents.
Timber: What’s Old is New Again
Many of us are familiar with wood as a decorative and finishing material, but wood is making its way back – quite literally – to the core of our buildings.
Designing the Future of the Workplace
How can we create spaces that best serve today's employees? We worked on SpaceShift to meet client needs: creating spatial separation quickly and easily.
Biophilia and Mass Timber at Swarthmore College
Our partnership with Swarthmore College for the Dining and Community Commons Project focuses on equitable community and ambitious sustainability goals.