Podcast

How to Specify Lighting and Controls for Healthcare

Healthcare and senior living facilities can be challenging when it comes to lighting. Designers must make sure there is adequate light for a wide spectrum of people, from young CNAs to senior residents, all of whom have very different needs. Learn more about specifying lighting and controls for healthcare.

Benefitting Benefield: Tretford Americas Cares for a Community Through Carpet

Many generous sponsors are helping make the Benefield Project a reality, including Tretford Americas. Designed with the highest grade Cashmere goat hairs from natural, sustainable resources, Tretford Americas' carpets are produced free from chemicals and toxins, making them an ideal match for the Benefield site. Courtney White, sales representative for Tretford Americas, dives into this patented manufacturing process and how it helps provide a healthier environment.

Benefiting Benefield: How 3form is Helping Transform a Community

BUILDINGS and i+s have partnered with global design firm HKS and nonprofit Boaz + Ruth on a new community-based project in Richmond, Virginia—the Benefield Building. One of the generous sponsors helping make this project a reality is 3form. Learn more about 3form's involvement.

The Third Place: Redefining the New Workspace Without the Workplace

Whether or not the physical workplace defines the future office, there is a growing need to have third place spaces available. Third places are most successful when they can provide value to their users through design elements and service offerings that will outweigh the benefits of the typical first or second places. Shay Lam, managing executive and Studio Creative Director of TPG Architecture, shares his tips on creating these growing environments, and how designers can grab consumer attention and make them feel like they are neither at home nor at work.

Protect Rivers by Specifying Smart

Mohawk Group is launching its Waterways Project, featuring a mobile showroom packed with product solutions that are environmentally friendly and ready to specify. Here's what you can expect when you experience the event.

Protecting Against Product Failure in Healthcare Settings

As surfaces in hospitals and other medical facilities are being cleaned more frequently with harsher chemicals in the wake of COVID, product failures in the field are becoming alarmingly more commonplace. In this episode, Julie Short discusses an innovative film product from DuPont that can be applied to virtually any surface that offers added durability and cleanability.

Why Localization Is a Key Element in the Design of Hospitality Spaces

Staci Patton, principal at DLR Group, joins chief content director Robert Nieminen for a lively discussion about the importance of creating a sense of locale in hospitality environments. They discuss the drivers behind this trend and how to create an authentic sense of place both indoors and out.