July 28, 2014
Place is not just buildings, it’s people and people are at the heart of creating place. People deserve special buildings to celebrate their community so it’s important to remember place is not simply about the buildings it’s the science of building community. A basic human need is socialization with other people. Buildings such as community centers seek to join people together while places like art galleries exist to further celebrate community while simultaneously providing the community with freedom of expression….
April 28, 2014
In the 1970’s, the New York City neighborhood of SoHo experienced a renaissance of art and culture. At that time, SoHo had many historic buildings that were unattractive to the commerce and manufacturing industries, but many of the upper floors of these buildings consisted of loft space which was well-suited to the needs of artists. The artists liked these lofts because of the large open windows, open spaces for work, and the lower rents. In time, the SoHo neighborhood began…
March 5, 2014
When you look around the world, many great cities have been built on a north-south axis. Some examples of foreign cities include Beijing, Bogota, Lahore, and Athens. What causes cities to be built on an alternate axis is usually some type of water tributary, railway, or topographical impediment. Just like most cities, Dallas, Texas is built on a north-south axis. When Dallas initially expanded out of downtown, it followed Preston Road, a dirt road at the time, to the north away from Downtown Dallas….
February 25, 2014
Often times in business, when it comes to making decisions, you may or may not have time to base the decisions off the data available. In times like these, the decision is made based on your instincts and experience. If you break down the combination of entrepreneurship and innovation, it all comes down to finding the balance between the two. It’s common for startups to have a sixth sense and just dive right into it and realize later that they…