If there was every a time to do things differently, it's now. How are you going to reopen?
What will buildings and public spaces look like “after” Covid-19? There are a lot of ideas and opinions, ranging from “nothing will change” to “everything will change” - and every possible angle in between.
Hurricane Sandy undoubtedly impacted building design and urban planning in New York City and along the neighbouring coastline. The ideas of resiliency and resilient design came to the attention of the design profession because it was clear that we couldn't continue to design and build in the same ways. The aftermath of one incredibly destructive … Continue reading Three things
Back to the tiny home office: what meetings look like these days. It's been a month since my personal trainer-husband has been housebound, and 3 weeks since I moved back into the tiny upstairs room that was DSA's original office for 3 years. This is not how I imagined that the month of April would … Continue reading Leaving the #tinyoffice…for an even tinier office
The Guaranty (Prudential) Building in Buffalo, NY, by Louis Sullivan. Inspiration just a few blocks away from our office #Buffalo #Architecture #Sullivan #singleandunrepeatable
We're 7! Or, more accurately (since we're on vacation in Germany), Wir sind 7 Jahre alt! Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany I have to say, this is a great way to celebrate 7 years of #selfemployment. Time away from work - especially when you are "It" for your business - is essential, no matter how hard it is to walk … Continue reading Happy birthday to us!
DesignSynergies is celebrating its 5th birthday this month! The 5-year mark is a big milestone for us, as it is for a lot of small businesses. In 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported - based on research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics - that about 2/3 of small businesses make it to the 2-year mark. … Continue reading Happy 5th birthday!
...after a long weekend spent in the garden....
My beautiful and historic hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland is perched on the far eastern shore of Canada, on the edge of the North Atlantic. Its history goes back well over 500 years to the earliest explorers from Europe, and the summer fishermen who came from Britain. It is a long and proud history that … Continue reading The bulldozer effect
This campaign by the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) has always been such a great idea. Spotted these coasters at the RAIC booth at IIDEX 2016 in Toronto last week.