Architecture is just as much an art form as painting, singing, or acting. Operating within the confines of mathematics, architects must creatively conform their artwork, building design, to both the needs of their client and the structural rules and codes of the real world. Despite the many confines to their creativity, architects can make small artistic decisions which give buildings their life.
4 Ways COVID-19 may Change Architectural design for years to come COVID-19 made a significant impact on almost every industry in the world. The architectural industry was no different. As the pandemic hit, projects were immediately cancelled or delayed to an unknown date. The Architectural Billings Index, used to project
Offices will now include hygiene stations, route direction, health screening points, reduced seating within conference rooms and meeting spaces, and new HVAC systems. Environments that are still looking to maintain an open-concept floor plan will require designers to look to innovative ways to create partitions without creating barriers.
An Impromptu Home Office – Creating A Work Space As COVID-19 continues to spread, we are all facing a new normal; working from home. What many of us thought might be a two to three week situation, has turned into a far greater duration. This new reality has us all
While increased urbanization is attracting more people to urban areas like Syracuse, affordability is becoming a more significant issue. As a result, smaller, less expensive living spaces are trending, opening the door to more innovative approaches that make the most out of these spaces without sacrificing convenience or design sensibility. In
Retail Interior Design Trends That Are Changing The Consumer Experience Consumer expectations are fast evolving, and the line between online and offline shopping is blurring. As a result, a retailer’s interior space needs to express the brand’s personality and identity while building an emotional connection with consumers to create a
Part 2: The Laura Clark Experience making it a “reality” Augmented & virtual reality The “Aha” Moment It was around this time that I was introduced to last year’s company holiday card. It provided a virtual tour of the new home of VIP, featuring holiday décor. This unique holiday card
Part 1: The Laura Clark Experience getting started Augmented & virtual reality Like most new employees, I was working with the IT Department to set up my computer. What seemed like it would be an easy first day task, turned out to be anything but. Step 1 – log in
Dining out is more than just eating for many people. Dining is an experience – the center of many social interactions, and a form of entertainment. While food halls are starting to gain more traction in smaller cities, they are nothing new. Food Service News wrote, “Markets featuring vendors, growers, producers
VIP’s engineering division, IPD Engineering, has teamed with several local architectural firms to renovate and modernize many elementary and secondary schools in and around the Upstate New York area as part of various school districts’ capital improvement plans. These projects have taken on different levels of modernization, but all have
In an ever-evolving and challenging industry, it is important to work hard to meet business goals and objectives on an ongoing basis.[/caption] There are several impactful factors (i.e., employees, company culture, and reputation) that play a major role in the success of a firm and this holds true in AEC