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.

Designing for ALL

Kate Jessup, RA

As architects, it is our primary responsibility to design for the health, safety, and general welfare of our clients. When we design schools, however, our primary focus shifts from the client to the end user—the students.  

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Landscape of Hope

Ahmed Aly

The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission recently held an open design competition for a planned memorial on Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired, Ahmed Aly utilized his rendering and conceptual abilities to create a submission that he entitled “Landscape of Hope.” 

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Materials from School Design

Resources for Materials Transparency


In recent years, a new concept of what it means to define a building product as “sustainable” has taken hold. Focus has shifted to consider whole-life (i.e., “cradle to grave”) environmental impact, prioritizing the disclosure of ingredients that may be hazardous to human health. 

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Designing the Athletic Experience

Steve Shetler, AIA

The past twenty-five years have seen significant growth in athletic and recreational development on college campuses. Faced with aging facilities common to many campus structures, institutions have been forced to come to terms with the many factors changing the scope and physical requirements for athletic facilities and on-campus recreational provisions.

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