Workplace Design September 2023 | Dana Nunn, FASID, IIDA, LEED AP, WELL AP I am naturally curious and have long been a proponent of research in design. Whether peer-reviewed academic studies, industry literature scans, surveys, observations, organizational business data mining, or stakeholder interviews, data gathering gives way to insights that influence design approaches, strategies, solutions, […]
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Homes for Heroes: Design for the Unique Housing Needs of Military Families

Homes for Heroes: Design for the Unique Housing Needs of Military Families By Tracy Vanairsdale Designing homes for Alaska’s military and their families is always a true privilege for our team. Whether it’s single family homes, multi-family duplexes or triplexes, or shared housing such as single-enlisted dormitories, we understand the unique challenges all service members […]
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Design Week Celebrates Problem-Solving, World-Changing Minds

  Design Week Celebrates Problem-Solving, World-Changing Minds By Leah Boltz, Principal “Anchorage Design Week is an annual gathering of creative minds to promote and provoke design and imagine the future of our city and the North.” It’s Design Week in Anchorage, a time when design professionals, community builders, lovers of design, and those who support […]
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Helping Expand the Reach and Impact of Interior Design

  Helping Expand the Reach and Impact of Interior Design By Dana Nunn, Director of Interior Design Involvement with professional interior design organizations is especially gratifying for me when I can learn from experts, share with students, and help other practitioners challenge themselves and grow in the profession. Admittedly, my perspective has shifted over the […]
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Finding Our Pinnacles

  Finding Our Pinnacles By Leah Boltz, Principal, Marketing, Business Development, Community Outreach “Leah lifts those around her to try harder, reach higher and be more. Her energy is contagious and limitless. It must be the runner athlete in her that fosters her goal setting, rigor to train to be better, and stamina to achieve […]
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Illuminating Natural Light Opportunities

  Illuminating Natural Light Opportunities Explore options early in the design process Summer solstice is a much-anticipated milestone here in Alaska, when music, festivals, outdoor recreation, and more help us celebrate June 21, that glorious day of seemingly endless daylight. The quality and quantity of this daylight should be a key consideration whenever a new […]
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Resources for Achieving Energy Efficiency: Celebrating World Environment Day Year-Round

Celebrating World Environment Day Year-Round   Energy Efficiency. Energy efficiency is top-of-mind for virtually every building owner or project manager we work with. Alaska’s harsh weather conditions, coupled with supply issues and remote locations, make optimizing a facility’s energy use both challenging and mandatory. Reduced energy use not only lowers operational costs, it also directly […]
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5 Reasons Why Your Project Needs A Landscape Architect

Celebrating Landscape Architecture Month!   What is Landscape Architecture. Landscape architecture is a combination of design, strategy, and guidance. Practitioners must be skilled in the art of sculpting the land itself and have a deep understanding of the past, present, and desired future conditions of our environment. Due to their multidisciplinary training, landscape architects may […]
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