CRTKL Drone Port Concept Predicts Current Adaptive Reuse in Retail Practices

As our global society begins to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many big-box online retailers are adaptively reusing shopping malls that buckled due to e-commerce and mandatory lockdowns as fulfillment centers for online sales. This current practice parallels a Droneport concept developed by Brendan O’Grady and Hernán Molina in 2016—when they envisioned […]

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Beyond the Building: Measuring Community Impact

Historically, CRTKL has a strong profile of architects, designers and urban planners committed to improving the social, economic and environmental quality of the communities we build in. Since 1946, when Archibald Rogers and Francis Taliaferro founded the firm in Rogers’ grandmother’s basement in Annapolis, we’ve been committed to helping rejuvenate cities worldwide. Strong urban planning […]

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Lockdown on One Street, Rave on Another: Establishing Egalitarianism in Beirut

Growing up in Lebanon, I had the chance to experience a variety of urban spaces. Hailing from a small mountain village, space meant intimacy and virtue; while frequenting Beirut city as a teenager, space meant protest and expression. Lebanese people often joke that one street in Beirut could be on military lockdown while the neighboring […]

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CRTKL Celebrates Black History Month: Black Voices in Architecture Throughout History

This guide was created to explore the legacy of prominent Black voices in architecture and discuss racism, social movements, and civil rights as they manifest in the built environment at the intersection of housing, transit, density, urban development, decay and discrimination. Note: For any books or media where a purchase is necessary, please consider using […]

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#Justice: Carrying a Moment into a Movement with Anna Leach

Voices and Perspectives is a series from CallisonRTKL to elevate the perspectives of our people. We are grateful for their commitment to facilitate and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity in our firm and beyond. Today, we’re talking to Associate Vice President Anna Leach about her commitment to bringing conversations of injustice beyond an explosive moment […]

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An Ally to Diversity: The Importance of Fostering Inclusivity with James Lai

Voices and Perspectives is a series from CallisonRTKL to elevate the perspectives of our people. We are grateful for their commitment to facilitate and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity in our firm and beyond. Today, we’re talking to Associate Director James Lai about his commitment to being an ally of diversity and fostering inclusivity amongst […]

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Much Ado About Zoom: Curving Burnout with Porsche Ellison

Voices and Perspectives is a series from CallisonRTKL to elevate the perspectives of our people. We are grateful for their commitment to facilitate and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity in our firm and beyond. Today, we’re talking to Project Assistant Porsche Ellison about the necessity of human connection in a time rife with uncertainty.  Porsche […]

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