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Universities around the nation are making huge strides in the design of their student facilities. College Planning & Management Magazine’s front page features the University of Central Florida’s Technology Commons I & II that breaks the mold of typical student technology labs. A design build effort by HKS and Charles Perry Partners, Inc., this multi-functional collaborative space is filled with some pretty cool technology, and has a design that invigorates the student mind. For more information, check out page 54 of this article.
It has become a weekly topic on ABC World News… Made in America. Each segment, newscasters discuss how buying products made in America will help create American jobs. A local builder in Montana is building homes made entirely of American made products. He is convinced that if every builder bought just 5% more American materials it would create 220,000 jobs. If residential builders can have that great of an impact on our ecomony, just image the impact if architects and designers specified more American made products on commercial projects.
An e-blast was recently sent to all of Shaw Contract’s email subscribers. Kudos to the HKS team who worked on this beautiful project. It is such a compliment to be featured in an e-blast for one of the industry’s most prominent flooring companies. Check out the link below for more photos.
Tom Kelly, general manager of IDEO, the world-renowned design firm, likes to quote French novelist Marcel Proust, who famously said, “The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”