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The Integration of Architecture, Art and Public Space Westin Denver International Airport

Image courtesy of Denver International Airport

Last year, Denver International Airport unveiled Ned Kahn, Patrick Marold and Yann Kersalé as the artists selected to create three distinctive public art pieces for the Hotel and Transit Center Program. As of spring 2016 all of the public artwork will be dedicated and open to the public.

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Building Blocks of Change

Workshop participants establish the building blocks of change. Image © Gensler

Inspiration and innovation happen when ideas intersect, yet starting in kindergarten we are taught to put objects, thoughts, and ideas into isolated buckets. Math, Science and English buckets. Good and bad idea buckets.

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Cahuenga Crossing: Bringing Open Space to Hollywood

Gensler's vision for Cahuenga Crossing. Image © Gensler

Hollywood, as a federally defined Enterprise Zone, is critically lacking open space and has a community general health-quotient well below the county average. With limited funds, and even more limited developable area, the challenge to create new open space in the Hollywood is a formidable challenge.

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Top Three Design Lessons Learned in Military Deployments (Part III)

In our first two posts, we described the important roles communication and teamwork play in the architecture and design profession. Now we will wrap up by describing how decision-making and command climate are critical factors in both military service and design. Decision making skills and the effect of command climate are essential aspects of great leadership which leads to success in military deployments and design work.

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Shanghai Tower: A Tower for China’s Current Moment 

Image © Blackstation

When I was a graduate student of architecture at Columbia, one of my professors, Yehuda Safran, told me, “You are young, and when you are young, history appears to be flat. As you get older, history takes on more topography.” As Shanghai Tower nears completion, I’ve been thinking about Yehuda’s remark. I knew at the time that even if what he was saying was true, I couldn’t fully appreciate it. Since then I’ve come to a deeper understanding of what he meant.

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