Insight

Architectural Design

The Evolution of the University Planner

Campus map
by Katie E. Rodgers
Itís one thing to have someone who can assess building usage and mitigate expenditures; itís another to have someone who can plan, organize, and even redistribute space in a way that enhances your institutionís learning experience and integrates its culture. Introducing the new university planner. Read more

UNC Rex Healthcare & Newell Brands Shine Among Best Projects in Southeast

Newell Brands construction project by Choate
by Katie E. Rodgers
UNC Rex Healthcare, Heart & Vascular Hospital, Newell Brands, and their construction partners capture the attention of ENR for their impressive, state-of-the-art projects. Read more

Research Intensive Labs Are All About Sustainability

University Research Labs
Universities are focused on sustainability, and they are constantly balancing priorities of providing facilities that are attractive and healthy for occupants, and mitigating their energy costs and environmental impacts. For institutions that are research-intensive, this can be extremely complex. Read more

Results of 2016 Hospital Design & Construction Facilities Survey

Hospital Design
Health Facilities Management and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association teamed up to conduct its annual hospital construction survey. An overwhelming theme was the strong focus on patient satisfaction as it relates to healthcare design and construction. Read more

Top Schools for Graduates in Architecture

Architecture tools
Helbling architecture and construction search consultants highlight the top universities for architecture degrees. Read more

A Look at U.S. Museum Construction + Major Projects

US Museum Construction
Helbling construction and facilities search consultants look at the museum construction sector and major projects currently underway in the U.S. Read more

Healthcare Design II: Focusing on the Family

Hospital
A crucial consideration in patient-centered care: the family. Beyond the emotional support patients receive from their loved ones, cultural and spiritual needs make the presence of family beneficial to patient comfort and improved health outcomes. Newer design elements reflect this concept. Read more

Healthcare Design I: Focusing on Patients + Staff

Hospital lobby
There has been enormous focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on healthcare, which is, in turn, affecting healthcare design. A primary trend is patient-centered care. More and more consideration is being given to patient comfort and making the patient experience as pleasant as possible. Read more

Hudson Yards - A Community of the Future

Hudson Yards
An overview of the Hudson Yards project, developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. It will be the first "quantified community" in the U.S. Read more

Six Sigma Professionals Attractive in A|E|C Market

6 Sigma
A strategic tool in the pursuit of Operational Excellence is Six Sigma. Six Sigma is a methodology that uses statistical analyses to identify and eliminate defects in business processes, and to measure and improve performance. Read more