Interior Design Teaming

An Argument for Recognition

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

Currently, 27 states require some form of regulatory licensure for practitioners to legally use the title of “interior designer”—and Massachusetts is not one of them. This contributes to an uneven playing field and creates a number of disadvantages for designers in the Commonwealth.

Example of Special Education Classroom

Inclusion and the Typical Classroom

Kate Jessup, RA

Special education is an umbrella under which many niche groups reside. When a district adopts a policy of inclusion, many special needs students spend most of their day in general education classrooms, with both a special education teacher and a classroom teacher.

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The Benefits of Airflow Studies

Andrew Oldeman, PE, CEM, LEED AP

For every project, both architectural and engineering, efficiency is a top priority. For data center clients, airflow studies are an excellent means of achieving maximum efficiency. They provide an accurate evaluation of proposed and actual effectiveness, both during design and post-construction. 

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Target-Value Design

Josh Rownd, AIA

A Q&A with Josh Rownd on the process and benefits of Target-Value Design (TVD). From budget planning to establishing program requirements, Josh shares his thoughts about the process of designing to cost.

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Nurture Through Nature

Samantha Farrell, Associate ASLA

Educators and designers are in constant search of the perfect learning environment, and outdoor learning spaces are the next educational frontier. Simply “getting back to nature” can be paramount to a child’s creativity, cognition, and overall health.

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