FUTURE CITY L. A. – Part II: THE IMPRESARIO

This blog entry is the second of a series by CRTKL’s Nate Cherry that investigates changing attitudes and with them, the changing physical environment of Los Angeles. Los Angeles has always been a place focused on individual expression. With a new generation of creative young people making their impact on the city, Los Angeles is turning […]

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Answering Retail’s SOS: Market Signals Point the Way

Katie Sprague talks finding opportunity in the challenges presented by the ever-evolving retail landscape. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that the retail world is in turmoil, that the shopping centre is dying, or that online shopping is going to drive bricks and mortar out of business, I’d be a wealthy […]

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When Infrastructure Meets Culture

It’s a beautiful thing, and the result is urban experience. The construction of the interstate highway system in the 1950’s changed our way of experiencing cultural attractions in the United States forever. Largely taken for granted now, the Interstate, combined with big cars and cheap gas, allowed us to travel quickly and inexpensively, as the […]

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FUTURE CITY L. A. – Part I: Mobility

This blog entry is the first of a series by CRTKL’s Nate Cherry that investigates changing attitudes and with them, the changing physical environment of Los Angeles. If you know anything about Los Angeles, you know that the single occupancy car has played a big role in our cultural ethos. You only have to watch the […]

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One Size Does NOT Fit All

CRTKL’s Bonnie Toland talks cultural diversity in workplace design. Workplace design faces challenges and opportunities as multinational companies expand globally.  Standards developed in US or European offices are often applied directly to international offices, but when these companies hire employees from diverse places, the same practices aren’t always successful. It would benefit companies, employees and […]

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Treating the Whole Person—Mind and Body

CRTKL’s Steve Stokes talks sustainability, comfort and community at Al Wakra and in mental health facilities. Mental health issues no longer carry the stigma that they once did. Awareness campaigns and new research have helped bring our understanding of the brain—and how to design for its heath—into the 21st century. In recent years, the design […]

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Wai Kai at Hoakalei: A Heritage-Focused Approach to Modern Retail

CRTKL’s Marissa Pirog discusses branding, brochures and bringing botany into business. Retail is more than shopping; it is about offering engaging spaces and unique experiences and providing a central location for community connection. As early as conceptualization, developers must consider retail strategy when enticing potential tenants to lease space in their development. In today’s competitive […]

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Bold Tech and the Smart City

This post is a recap of recent lecture by CallisonRTKL’s Matthew Tribe delivered as part of the Real Estate Executive Development Program at American University in Cairo. Tribe has also presented to visiting universities, including The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Duke University, on the topic of smart urban development in […]

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5 Ideas Inspired by MIPIM 2017

You can call it optimism or you can call it delirium, but either way, the mood at MIPIM this year was decidedly can-do. From tackling the housing shortage to designing for refugees, the prevailing sentiment was this: In the face of uncertainty, let’s make a difference where we can. With that go-getter sentiment in mind, here […]

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Skyward: Density and Tall Buildings

CRTKL’s Maren Striker examines Europe’s desire to build upward. Building tall is hot in Europe. Just glance at the headlines of any European news outlet, and you’ll see. Europe is ready to grow…and it’s looking up. After successful developments in the ‘80s (La Défense, Canary Wharf) and the Mayor’s office in London loosening building-height restrictions […]

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