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October 3, 2019
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Photo by Rafael Gamo
Gensler created a giant living room for employees and guests at the Gusto headquarters in San Francisco. The historic building was retrofitted by Wong Logan Architects.

Mass timber is bringing the
warmth of wood to the workplace

Research shows there is an economic benefit to reconnecting people to nature in commercial spaces.

By CODY LODI
Weber Thompson



With so many tech advances,
why has AEC productivity growth stalled?

Engineers and architects find themselves at the mercy of incompatible software packages that make the design process less efficient and more time consuming.

By SAM DOUGHERTY
Cary Kopczynski & Co.




How successful workplaces
offer more than just a place to work


The relationship between people and place is an important one, and for business it is critical.

By JOEL FARISS
Gensler





New OSU-Cascades academic building
will aim for net zero

A photovoltaic array will provide on-site renewable energy, and tall windows with vertical shades will maximize daylighting and mitigate glare and summer heat gain.

By CARL HAMPSON
SRG Partnership








2019 A&E Design Perspectives Surveys

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Johnston Architects

Weber Thompson

Cary Kopczynski & Co.





Why electric scooters could be a game changer for Seattle

New forms of mobility are giving car-congested cities a chance to reshape their urban fabric.

By GARRETT REYNOLDS
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson






How understanding building codes can help you get more out of your project

When code restrictions complicated plans to renovate Kirklandís Village at Totem Lake, code consultants helped provide a solution.

By VINCE COLLINS
Code Unlimited





The AEC industry has a data problem

Reflecting on a year of machine learning explorations.

By DANE STOKES
ZGF Architects



Which project delivery methods work best?

Practices that allow flexibility and embrace integrative design principles are gaining steam.

By JASON COLLINS and VALERIE HENDEL
PCS Structural Solutions








These 3 Northwest projects show how listening to clients pays off

Whether creating a park or wayfinding program, achieving a great design means asking the right questions and showing sensitivity to cultural and environmental context.

By MARILEE HANKS
Knot





What our evolving mobility options mean for designers and developers

Demand for parking is beginning to fall in urban areas as people seek alternatives to driving.

By BRIAN CHANDLER
DKS Associates





CLT: constructionís lean, green beauty queen

Mass timber products are making a comeback thanks to their warmth, performance and sustainability.

By MICHAEL FRANK
McKinstry









2019 A&E Design Perspectives team

Section editor: Sam Bennett

Section design: Jeffrey Miller

Web design: Lisa Lannigan

Advertising: Matt Brown

Surveys: Sam Bennett, Lynn Porter




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