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September 21, 2016

Alissa Christine Bozza

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Alissa Bozza. I currently work for the HKS Hospitality Group in our Dallas headquarters and have been living in Dallas for two years. I am a third quarter Xchange Fellow and will be working out of our Washington, D.C. office for three months (July through September). Part one of my blog included articles one through five, beginning with my arrival in the city. Part two is a continuation of my journey in and around Washington, D.C.Article Six: PhiladelphiaMy next adventure took place in another important historical city, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As I passed by their downtown and made my way through William Penn's city, it was pretty incredible to think that I was walking the same streets as some of our greatest Founding Fathers. The Liberty Bell was very iconic, as well as some of large museums and squares. One of my favorite pieces there – other than the mouthwatering cheesesteak I waited in line for over an hour to get – was the Reading Terminal Market. What an incredible urban addition. The marketplace is buzzing with people and action from the moment you enter. Restaurants, butchers, produce, shops ... I felt like I was transplanted to a European marketplace.

September 14, 2016

Melissa Williams, HKS Salt Lake City

After two months of living abroad and working in our London office, I’m finally starting to feel like I’ve established a routine so that life feels less chaotic and (slightly) more normal. Somewhere around week 6, I began referring to the flat as “home,” which to me signals the mental transition between adjusting and adjusted. As further confirmation, I catch myself using ‘cheers’ rather than ‘thank you’ and pronouncing ‘week end’ as two distinct words.

September 7, 2016

Alissa Christine Bozza

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Alissa Bozza. I currently work for the HKS Hospitality Group in our Dallas headquarters and have been living in Dallas for two years. I am a third-quarter Xchange Fellow and will be working out of our Washington, D.C. office for three months (July through September).

August 19, 2016

Melissa Williams, HKS Salt Lake City

Hi everyone, Melissa Williams here in London for the Q3 Xchange! I’m a Utah transplant (originally from the Midwest), and you can normally find me in our Salt Lake City office. However, for the third quarter of this year, HKS has given me the opportunity to experience our firm abroad in the incredible city of London. I arrived just over a month ago to the Chelsea flat in proper London style—jetlagged in the back of a black cab—and was welcomed to my new home by Natasha Kemp. Previous London ‘Xchangers’ had clued me in about the poshness of the area, but I had no idea how lovely the flat itself would be. So, thanks to HKS, I get to spend the next three months living in the heart of Central London on the banks of the Thames, in easily the nicest place I’ve ever lived.

June 15, 2016

Lauren Stark, HKS Chicago

Hello! My name is Lauren from the HKS Chicago Office. Born and raised in North Carolina, I studied architecture at NC State (go pack!) and moved to Miami, FL for my Master’s degree from the University of Miami. I’ve since been a southern transplant surviving Midwest winters and working for HKS in the Windy City for the last three years.

June 7, 2016

Anne Rezac, Camilla Moretti, Lisa Adams, Steve Jacobson, Tyler Schwede

At the core, the clinical environment is a workplace. Every role – be it an office manager, medical assistant or physician – has daily functions that intertwine and affect overall patient satisfaction.

May 3, 2016

Catherine Cao, Shanghai office

Nihao, my name is CC from the HKS Shanghai office. I grew up in Beijing, the nation’s capital where I began studying architecture. After undergraduate, I went to the UK for graduate school, and have been working as an architect in China for 6 years. This is my first time working in the U.S., so I really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the HKS Xchange Fellowship.

February 9, 2016

Anne Rezac, Camilla Moretti, Lisa Adams, Steve Jacobson, Tyler Schwede

To remain profitable, health systems need to do more with less. It is the architect’s responsibility to design for a flexible work environment and work with the client regarding best practices for an efficient workplace.

January 21, 2016

By Chad Porter

This past summer, HKS organized its first-ever Design Slam. This competition is a unique challenge that looks to use design as a solution to many global challenges, from poverty to climate change. Participating teams were asked to identify any problem in the world, and create a design solution for it. We received seven submissions from HKS offices around the globe. Each submission is truly unique and addresses a range of social issues, from gentrification in D.C., to transportation challenges in Mexico, slums in India, traffic in Atlanta, heat and public space in Phoenix and the aging population of China. Geraldo Palma Romero won the grand prize of $1,000.

January 12, 2016

By Daniel Inocente (DC) & Kevin Vandeman (DC)

The Idea Fellowship continues as the Holistic Design Workflow team makes advances in the research and application of computational strategies. As buildings and the industry become increasingly technological, architects are challenged to continuously develop new ways of mastering the intricacies across ever-changing elements and systems. The architecture of today has not only been infused with technological growth, but it has also become dependent on it. Technology has enabled numerous design processes and yet not one single process can fully solve the thousands of contingencies that present themselves as a project evolves. Today, the design of a building is a challenge of bringing together various technological systems, outside of our domain, that rely on computational processes.