Rethinking space: Education

What will classrooms and other educational spaces look like when students return? It's a question of appropriate design, furniture, and HVAC. And the right technology infrastructure.

Inspired Buffalo

Owner Marinette Kozlow and her Mom, Mouna, in front of Inspired Buffalo's Blackrock studio ({Photo: Jennifer Santora). Part of the defining vision of Design Synergies was to, well, create synergies with other creative entrepreneurs and small businesses. DSA started as a home-based business, then grew into a tiny office shared with another home-based business, Allieway… Continue reading Inspired Buffalo

Rethinking space: the #notsotinyoffice

How will you design differently? Like a lot of Architects and Designers, we've been asking that question. As we wait for some of our design projects to restart, we have been revisiting the different types of projects that our firm designs - especially those that bring people together. What might they look like if we… Continue reading Rethinking space: the #notsotinyoffice

The challenges of post-quarantine design

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.

Three things

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