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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SMMA's Life Science Studio

Target-Value Design

A Q&A with SMMA's Life Science Studio on the process and benefits of Target-Value Design (TVD). From budget planning to establishing program requirements, our studio leaders came up with insight and answers about the process of designing to cost.

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Nurture Through Nature

Samantha Farrell, Associate ASLA

Educators and designers are in constant search of the perfect learning environment, and outdoor learning spaces are the next educational frontier. Simply “getting back to nature” can be paramount to a child’s creativity, cognition, and overall health.

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Architecting Altruism

Michael Kyes, AIA, LEED AP

Volunteering with the Open Architecture Collaborative has allowed Mike Kyes to experience firsthand the profound and deeply personal impact of humanitarian design projects. In this Q&A, he shares some of those experiences and affirms his belief in the power of architecture to positively impact people’s lives.

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