Sustainability in Schools

With the diverse demands and complexity on K-12 projects, experience is a key component of successful project management. Experience is also a critical element to success in optimizing school designs for sustainability.

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Bridging the Gap

Amanda Vigneau, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C

Every college and university has its own personality and values system, and it's the designer's job to understand the school’s identity and learning objectives, so that it can support the design and implementation of the type of active learning classrooms most conducive to success.

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Transit-Oriented Developments: Defining Convenience

Brian Lawlor, PE, LEED AP BD+C

In this Q&A, SMMA Principal Brian Lawlor shares his thoughts on where he sees the transit-oriented development trend heading in the future, how it’s impacting the Greater Boston Area, and what obstacles developers have to navigate when designing projects of this nature.

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Interior Design Teaming

An Argument for Recognition

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

Currently, 27 states require some form of regulatory licensure for practitioners to legally use the title of “interior designer”—and Massachusetts is not one of them. This contributes to an uneven playing field and creates a number of disadvantages for designers in the Commonwealth.

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