Healthcare Architecture and Design

Modern Hospital Building

The benefits of natural light cannot be overstated. Incorporating large picture windows that brighten patient rooms improves both their physical and mental states. Taking advantage of new innovations in glass technology, more and more hospitals are adding smart glass that can be transparent, tinted or opaque at the flick of a switch to eliminate glare and improve patient comfort. This … Read More

It’s Clear Smart Glass has a Bright Future

Smart glass windows for commercial office buildings and universities are beginning to become a fixture on the architectural landscape. The technology is especially popular in hospitals where it has revolutionized the concepts of privacy and hygiene. With the flick of a switch, patients can maintain their dignity away from prying eyes. Residential customers are just beginning to scratch the surface … Read More

School Architecture and Design

School Architecture and Design

More and more school architecture projects are transforming entire buildings into inspiring comprehensive learning environments. Enlightened designs feature open classroom plans with a wide variety of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to support teachers’ efforts and stimulate exploration, discovery and sharing of information. The school building and its surroundings become an integral part of the educational process.

The 21st Century Office Infographic

The word “office” has a naturally negative connotation due to what goes on inside of one. Work is something that someone is obligated to partake in, not something that they choose to do. But as the global economy continues to recover from The Great Recession, a pattern has begun to emerge: companies are—more and more—catering to their employees’ wants and … Read More

Green Architecture 101: Building a Sustainable Future

Green building, sometimes referred to as sustainable design, is a practice that focuses on improving the efficient use of energy, water and materials during a building’s life. This practice also focuses on reducing the negative impact on human health and the environment. The traditional construction of homes and business adds up to nearly 40 percent of the United States’ overall … Read More

A Gateway To A Translucent Space

The typical point of entry into an interior environment tends to be simple, boring, and often mediocre. The primary purpose is to allow access, paying no attention to any crucial design attributes Avanti Eclipse sliding glass doors are a collection of quality Sliding Glass Door Systems that provide a contemporary solution to applying design and seamless flexibility. The Eclipse Sliding … Read More

Using Glass Creatively In Office Interiors

As the use of glass in offices and workspaces grows in popularity the world over, its many uses are being discovered and put to use in the most modern buildings and retail locations everywhere from Beijing to London, Barcelona to Zurich, and of course Los Angeles to New York City. From colored glass to sliding glass, textured glass to ceiling … Read More

Does Office Design Have An Effect On Productivity? Yes and it’s HUGE.

How your company’s office is arranged, how much space you provide each worker, whether you utilize cubicles or wide open lounges, the lighting, and whether or not there is any sign of Mother Nature within the workspace all effect productivity. In the last century, it was commonplace — indeed anything less would have been improper — to utilize anything that … Read More

2016 Office Design Trends Transparency, Greenery & Healthier Company Culture

In 2016, there are many progressive, fresh themes driving workspace design and layout. With many small businesses and large enterprises going increasingly greener, many are making the most of the space they have to lower the cost of overhead. But there’s more to the design trends in the office than smart use of space and being eco-friendly. Most businesses want … Read More