Perkins+Will, the global architecture and design firm that ignited the industry movement toward healthier building materials with its 2008 Precautionary List and 2011 Transparency website, unveiled today updated and improved versions of both tools.
The Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in Christchurch was initiated in 2012 as a way to reimagine a city in flux, finding its feet after its devastating earthquake. FESTA is curated by Te Pūtahi, a non-profit focused on the current rebuild and ongoing renewal of Christchurch. In 2016, FESTA’s headline event was “Lean Means”—a night of installation and celebration framed around exploring sustainability through the reuse of waste materials for creative urban regeneration.
To address the very narrow space of the check-in hall at Perth Airport, Büro North developed a staged delivery of information aligning to the steps passengers are required to complete through the check-in process. In addition, Büro North’s evidence-based wayfinding approach to the project reduced the number of signs planned for the project by approximately 30%.
Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.
The new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane was designed as a "living tree" that promotes patient health and wellbeing. Dotdash delivered a clear wayfinding system that helps reduce stress and an environmental graphics program that adds a sense of joy and vibrancy to the hospital environment.
Brent Sandifer is a student at Western Washington University studying Fine Arts in Design. Brent is a progressive and investigative problem solver who thrives on feedback and collaboration. He focuses on comprehensive research-based design, always giving reason to his work in order to create fresh experiences for people to enjoy.
Brent Sandifer's experience includes a design internship with Western Washington University. He currently works at Ten Gun Design as an associate designer.
You have to see this breakthrough! Think a surfacing material that has a natural look and feel, but produces oxygen and water by removing CO2 from the air. Long way to go, but here is the nugget of a great idea!