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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Urban Transformation

Mark Spaulding, AIA, LEED AP & Michael Pardek, AIA

In 2012, SMMA collaborated with developer DivcoWest to provide an architectural vision in response to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ request for the purchase and redevelopment of a former courthouse in Cambridge. 

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Defining the Heart of the Campus

A student center serves as a campus’s heart. It is reflective of the school’s culture, and is a place for students to go day and night, a place for fellowship, for engagement, for gathering...

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