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  1. What Intrigues You?

      Thought Leadership

    We’ve come a long way since we laid the foundation for this company in 1982 with just two employees – and I find us fortunate but also deliberate in growing our business, as well as our reputation, over the course of four decades. In many respects, a lot has changed with regard to our craft.

  2. On Design Appropriateness

      Thought Leadership

    That word – appropriateness – conjures up all kinds of thoughts and ideas, and perhaps concerns or accusations, too. So what are we really getting at when we talk about design appropriateness?

  3. The Things That Guide Us

    As part of a recent strategic planning retreat, our team was tasked with revisiting our guiding principles. To be clear, we’ve had guiding principles in place for 36 years, and we weren’t looking to replace them, make them part of a marketing campaign or plaster them on a wall. The point was to ask – do they still ring true, are they still guiding us appropriately, are we adhering to what we say, and does it matter to us?

  4. Platinum Award for McCormick Square Marriott Marquis and Wintrust Arena

      Awards, News

    The city’s latest investment in McCormick Square is perhaps its most audacious move yet: a $500 million sports and hotel complex a block west of the convention center. The project, more than four years in the making, adds a much-needed second major hotel to the neighborhood and a 10,387-seat arena for DePaul University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and the city’s WNBA team, the Chicago Sky.

  5. WELL Community Standard

      News, Sustainable Design, Trends

    GLOSSARY:  WELL Community Standard       WELL Community Standard TM pilot, is a new global benchmark for healthy, inclusive, equitable, integrated and resilient communities. Through this new pilot program, 110 evidence-based features across 10 concepts promote health and wellness at the district scale: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Temperature, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community. A companion…

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  6. Troy Sherrard Elevated to Fellow

      News, Thought Leadership

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Columbus architect Troy Sherrard to Fellow, the most coveted and prestigious honor in U.S. architecture. Sherrard, a partner at Moody Nolan and a leader in the firm’s sports and recreation design practice, was one of 152 Fellows named nationwide and will accept the honor June 22 at…

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  7. RELi : Resilience Action List + Credit Catalog

      News, Sustainable Design, Trends

    RELi is a new standard released last fall and is short for Resilience Action List + Credit Catalog. RELi combines a comprehensive list of resilient design criteria with the latest in proven integrative process for developing next generation communities, neighborhoods, buildings, homes and infrastructure.

  8. Conferences Can Be Vehicles for Community Building

      News, Publication, Thought Leadership

    By:  Jonathan Moody, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP Conferences are an important way for corporate leaders to stay up-to-date on trends in their professions and markets; on new laws and regulations that affect their businesses; and to network with potential partners and clients. While all of these things provide a valuable perspective needed to plan…

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  9. ACUI 2018

      Events, News

    We hope to see you at ACUI 2018! Exhibitor Booth 709, March 22–23, 2018, Anaheim, CA.

  10. NIRSA 2018

      Events, News

    We hope to see you at NIRSA 2018! Exhibitor Booth 431, March 5–6, 2018, Denver, CO.

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