Corporate Real Estate Crystal Ball
In Speaking with a few dozen people in the Commercial Real Estate market over the last week it is clear that clarity on what to expect in the future is not imminent but the feeling that things will be different is almost universal. Below are a selection of comments and speculations about what the near and long term impact of this pandemic
Evidence Based Design
Designers are often criticized for subjective or arbitrary decisions. All of us have happened upon a building or a room and wondered, “What the hell happened here?” Reasons for questionable decisions can include: “This is what the client wanted”, “This was required by code”, “I thought it would look cool”, “This is all we could afford”, etc. The list is long and rarely satisfying...
Urbanizing the Suburban Environment
Why do 60% of Millennials prefer the urban environment? One theory is that as their lives have been more consumed by personal interactions via electronic media, people crave increased, easy access, to in-person interaction that is currently more prevalent in the urban environment. What if the suburbs could be updated to provide more of that? Could small “urban” hubs or “linear towns” be developed to provide both the desired experience while strengthening and revitalizing existing communities?