ARCHITECTS and ENGINEERS

The Gen Z World: Shifts in Urban Design, Architecture and the Workplace

Celine Larkin, Melissa Jancourt and William Hodges Hendrix recently presented The Gen Z World: Shifts in Urban Design, Architecture and Corporate Workplace at CoreNet Global North American Summit. Here, they highlight takeaways from their program.

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Topics: Corporate, Research

Up Close: Amin Mojtahedi

Amin Mojtahedi, PhD, Associate AIA, is a Research Specialist at HGA and PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focuses on the architecture of social learning and people-space analytics. Here, he talks about how research can create supportive spaces that boost individual and organizational growth.

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Topics: Education, Research

Designing a Building's Structural Resiliency in a Changing World

Structural is the longest lasting component of a building, designed to meet codes that address geological and environmental risks. Yet as we see with growing research, climate is changing and many codes may not be keeping up with evolving environmental risks.

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Topics: Sustainability & Resiliency, Engineering, Research

The Empathy Effect: A Virtual Reality Study

07.17.17
HGA News

HGA Virtual Reality study recognized among the 2017 R+D Awards by Architect Magazine, the Journal of The American Institute of Architects.When architects design, they give a lot of thought to how people will use a space, but usually much less thought to the types of people who will use it. It’s a tough problem to solve: What are the unique ways in which an elderly person, a blind person, or a child experiences space—and how should architects and other design professionals respond?

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Topics: Healthcare, Technology, Research

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

HGA TO Present at the EDRA48Madison conference

04.17.17
HGA Research

EDRA48Madison: May 31- June 3
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI 

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

HGA Awarded Certificate of Research Excellence by the Environmental Design Research Association

04.05.17
HGA Research

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) awarded HGA with a Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for the study “On-Stage/Off-Stage Clinic Design: Implications for Operational Efficiencies, Staff Collaboration and Privacy”. CORE recognizes rigorous, valuable, and impactful practice-based research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

Making the Case for Practice-Based Research and the Imperative Role of Design Practitioners

11.04.16
HGA Research

By Kara Freihoefer, PhD, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED ID+C and Terri Zborowsky, PhD, EDAC

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

Healthcare Design Magazine: Taking the Right Step

The design of a new medical/surgical unit can cause mixed emotions among users of the space: excitement from knowing that an improved work environment typically equates to improved workflow but also anxiety regarding changes to staff processes and delivery of care. A classic example of this can be found in transitioning from a centralized to a decentralized model.

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

What Matters Most in the Workplace

03.31.16
HGA Research

Flexible workspaces and collaboration inspire today's office design.

HGA's Workplace Research Study "What Matters Most in the Workplace" identifies what drives corporate real estate decisions, what design features are most important to workers, and what's in store for the future of workplace strategies.

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Topics: Corporate, Research

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