Posts about January 2017

What Makes a Super Tall Tower Super?

As new technologies fuel the race to build higher, three primal drivers simultaneously enable progress and keep it in check. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2016 was a record-shattering year: 128 buildings of 200 meters in height or greater were completed around the world, and of those, 10 are […]

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A Longer Stay: Designing for Wellness

Among the latest trends in multifamily residential design are strategies to support tenants’ health and well-being. It’s fair to say that Los Angeles has a bit of an infatuation with healthy living. Whether its the Hollywood influence or the warm, sunny climate that makes Angelenos more body-conscious, barre studios, juice cleanses and upscale vegan eateries […]

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New Thoughts on Connectivity in the Workplace

CRTKL’s Matt Miller talks Google Fiber, Passive Optical LAN and how we can expect workplace connectivity to change. Take a second to contemplate the following question: How much rentable real estate is your organization using for telecommunications closets? If I had to guess, the answer is probably something along the lines of, “Way too much!” […]

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Sensational Shopping: Retail and the Emotional Connection

Bret Wiggins discusses how to design the retail environment in a way that taps into the shopper psyche. It’s no secret that the experience of shopping is an emotional one. Retailers have long studied consumer behavior to uncover new patterns and insight that inform marketing and branding strategy in pursuit of heightened sales and loyalty. […]

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DATÜM: 7 Predictions for 2017

The ball has dropped, the champagne popped and everyone’s on a health kick, at least for the next few weeks. That’s right: 2017 is officially upon us. And to be honest, not many people are sad to see 2016 go. It wasn’t an easy year, but history has shown us that the toughest times can […]

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The Tower of the Future

CRTKL’s Kenneth Turner predicts how towers will change, develop and innovate in the coming years.   It’s a well-known and oft-quoted statistic: by the year 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. What we don’t yet know is what portion of that 70% will live, work or play in skyscrapers. Though […]

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Renting Isn’t Just for Millennials Anymore

CRTKL’s Nick Hyams discusses the benefits of a next generation Private Rented Sector model for more mature tenants As architects, we’re expected to come up with solutions to problems within the built environment. At its simplest, this is the design and implementation of a tactic that meets our client’s need, be it a better store […]

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Good to Great: Collective Experiences Bring Shopping and Entertainment Districts into the Future

CRTKL’s Matt Billerbeck and Caye Burry explore the trends that will likely appear in malls this year. Shopping as a cross-generational pastime remains a popular leisure and social activity. But retail is changing at a rapid clip, and the modern shopper is looking for much more than acquisition of material goods and a frictionless transaction. […]

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Off the beaten path: is an architectural revolution in store for Cuba?

CallisonRTKL CEO Lance Josal weighs in on the future of the built environment in Cuba. In remarks during the first American presidential visit in almost 90 years, President Obama said, “…part of Cuba’s identity is its pride in being a small island nation that could stand up for its rights, and shake the world. But […]

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New Year, New Ideas: What to Expect from the Hospitality Industry in 2017

CRTKL’s Clay Markham and Caye Burry discuss the future of hotels and travel. We can’t talk about travel and hospitality today without acknowledging the Airbnb in the room: according to Phocuswright, 30% of leisure travelers in 2015 used private accommodations, up from 10% in 2011, and this number continues to trend upward. There’s little doubt […]

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