Health & Wellness

Designing for Nursing Mothers at Work

Jennifer Tedeschi, NCIDQ

SMMA has begun working with global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb to improve and expand their existing mother’s rooms.

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Setting a New Workplace Standard

While still retaining its corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Savings Bank decided to merge three back-office operations sites into a new 76,000 sf office building at 81 Wyman Street in Waltham, MA. Together with SMMA’s full services, CSB sought to not only optimize its growing...

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Prioritizing Wellness in the Workplace

Sarah Sopelak, Interior Designer, NCIDQ, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

It’s a known fact that full-time employees often exceed the standardized 40 hours of work time in the office. When faced with an ever-growing nationwide workload epidemic, it becomes pertinent to prioritize employee health and wellness in the workplace. First, let’s begin with the basics:

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On Creating Inclusive Environments: You Are Here

Genevieve Messina, Interior Designer

I strive to bring emphasis to our consumer habits and retail institutions which have seen little to no change in incorporating inclusivity to the overall LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

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From Chaos to Clarity

Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to transforming cancer care. The company has a full suite of comprehensive genomic profiling assays to identify the molecular alterations in a patient's cancer and match them with relevant treatment approaches based on these insights...

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Materials from School Design

Resources for Materials Transparency

In recent years, a new concept of what it means to define a building product as “sustainable” has taken hold. Focus has shifted to consider whole-life (i.e., “cradle to grave”) environmental impact, prioritizing the disclosure of ingredients that may be hazardous to human health. 

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The School as a Teaching Tool

Sustainable design features and technology support energy goals, reduce environmental impact, and can be used in curriculum to educate young adults to be good stewards of our earth’s resources. Incorporating the concepts of sustainability into the educational curriculum provides students the...

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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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