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Salt Lake City Rising
A recent adventure brought me to Salt Lake City to experience a portion of Utah’s ski country. Although skiing was the impetus for the trip my aspirations extended well beyond the ski lifts. As a first time visitor to the Salt Lake Valley, my internal agenda was full and I planned to explore the city…
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A New Take on the Corporate Retreat
The tradition of a Corporate Retreat is undergoing a revolution. While the idea of a Retreat Center isn’t new, its connection to the resort environment is evolving.  “Corporate group travel is making a comeback as many luxury resorts across the country incorporate company retreats into their program.” (Forbes). With business retreats back on the rise,…
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Great Site Design (Part 2)
How Strategic Community Designers Understand the Importance of a Site Visit in the Digital Age Early in my career in was told that “the feet remember- the backside forgets”. Translation – if I simply sit in the car and look out the window, I will only remember a fraction of what is important about a…
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Great Site Design (Part 1)
How Strategic Community Designers Understand the Importance of a Site Visit in the Digital Age   Early in my career in was told that “the feet remember- the backside forgets”. Translation – You will give a client the best service by getting out of the car and walking a site instead of viewing it from…
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Ireland’s Dry Stone Walls
One of the most distinct elements of the Irish landscape is the dry stone walls. When visiting the countryside of Ireland these walls are visible in many different regions of the country. They are sometimes seen in dense groups, dividing the land into many small fields. Other times these walls are seen traversing steep terrain,…
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Design for Living
Walk. Bike. Ride. Learn. Play. Work. Live. The writing is on the wall, at least for the Design for Healthy Living exhibit that was shown at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). As described on the museum’s website, the show “explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies…
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Interactive Design Analysis
Gaining consensus and developing a strategic plan for complex design issues in suburban and urban areas can often be both a trying and timely process. But does it always have to be that difficult? Why can’t we just build the project and have people test it out to see if they like it or not?…
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