ARCHITECTS and ENGINEERS

Generator Shutdown Means

Krista Biason's most recent article for EC&M Magazine focuses on the changes in the 2017 NEC regarding the shutdown requirements for the prime mover and how this requirement relates to other NFPA codes.

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Topics: Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure

Past To Present: John Cook and the Walker Art Center

05.09.17
HGA News

The newly expanded Walker Art Center Campus and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will soon celebrate its Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 3, 2017. We are thrilled to share in this experience with the Walker and its members and visitors as 18 new artworks, a 19-acre reimagined campus, and a landmark that will be enjoyed for generations to come will soon be revealed.

Through this video, we explore the evolution of the campus over the years – past to present – and the original insights of John Cook and Joan Soranno that have played a role in shaping this institution near and dear to HGA.

 

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Topics: Arts & Culture, Community

Trends In Workplace Design Focus On Productivity, Occupant Satisfaction

Redistribution of space and creating multipurpose circulation space provide comfortable options to work, as well as flexibility in design.

After decades of research and post-occupancy evaluations, the impacts that workplace design can have on employee productivity, satisfaction, recruitment, and retention are well-documented, understood, and accepted. Those findings have inspired numerous innovations in workplace design, from more daylighting and shared or collaborative spaces to technology-enabled and -enhanced work areas.

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Topics: Corporate

Connect with HGA at the American Alliance of Museums' 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

05.03.17
HGA News

HGA is thrilled to be attending and presenting at the AAM 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in St. Louis – the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world. We have attended AAM for two decades, and look forward to connecting with museum leaders, curators, administrators, volunteers and supporters to discuss the vital impact and influence that museums have on our culture.

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Topics: Arts & Culture, Community

Ariane Laxo Presents at Three National Resiliency Conferences in May

Ariane Laxo, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC is an interior designer and co-chair of HGA’s Sustainability Council. She leads the firm’s resilient design task force, an inter-disciplinary firm-wide group that conducts primary and secondary research in order to deepen the firm’s expertise in the field of resilient design. In this video, Ariane briefly describes the building industry definition of resiliency, upcoming conference presentations (described below), and takeaways for conference attendees. 

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Topics: Sustainability & Resiliency, Arts & Culture, Community

HGA Presents at Several Conferences in May

05.01.17
HGA News

We are pleased to have several HGA thought leaders on the road presenting at these national and regional conferences through the month of May 2017:

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Topics: Healthcare, Corporate, Sustainability & Resiliency, Education, Arts & Culture, Community, Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure, Research

Planning Resilient Museums

Planning for resiliency involves forecasting and assessing potential risks. Understanding the impact of those risks depends on your specific facility type.

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Topics: Sustainability & Resiliency, Arts & Culture, Community

Enhancing the Healthcare Planning Process through Virtual Reality

04.18.17
HGA News

By Michael Hess and Ryan Spiering

Healthcare facility planning is changing as Virtual Reality enables clients/users/owners to step into the planning process as never before. High-tech buzzwords – Revit, Cloud, Mobile Apps, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality – are becoming the transformative tools of the trade. Virtual mock-ups viewed through headsets/glasses have enhanced the planning and design process, leading to better collaboration with user teams and improving project delivery.

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Topics: Healthcare, Technology

The Challenges of Meeting LEED and WELL Light Standards

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Topics: Corporate, Sustainability & Resiliency

Up Close: Brent Peterson, PE

04.18.17
HGA News

Brent Peterson is an Industrial Engineer specializing in Lean workflow planning at HGA. He applies a research-based planning process to improve operational efficiency for leading healthcare organizations. Here, he talks about planning strategies from a Lean lens.

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Topics: Healthcare, Engineering

Ideas

HGA’s team of architecture, engineering, planning and design experts share their knowledge through research, published articles, white papers, and speaking engagements.