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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. DesignColumbus 2017 | Education Day & Expo

    Join Moody Nolan’s Sara Boyer, Kris Cochran and Allen Schaffer for Session 103: SUSTAINABLE ARENA DESIGN and Allen Schaffer with Johnna Keller (M+A Architects), Eric Boxer (Go Sustainable Energy), Jacqueline Langhals (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections) for Session 201 9:30am : LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE – WHAT IT TAKES: A LEEDV4 CASE STUDY on October 10, 2017.

  7. PaaS : PRODUCT as a SERVICE

      Sustainable Design, Thought Leadership, Trends

    GLOSSARY:  PaaS: PRODUCT as a SERVICE        What if instead of buying a light bulb you paid a company to provide you with light? That’s the idea behind product as a service (PaaS)—a business model that could extend to any type of building product and seeks to bring about a circular economy. This…

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  8. Moody Nolan to Present at CEFPI

      Events, Thought Leadership

    Join us at this year’s Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference and learn how we collaborated with New Albany-Plain Local Schools to turn learning inside out and create innovative learning spaces while respecting the traditional Georgian architecture of the community and overall school campus. Hope to see you there! Title: Voices of Innovation:…

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  9. Moody Nolan’s Dunbar Senior High School Receives LEED Platinum Certification

      News, Sustainable Design, Technology, Thought Leadership

    The Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C. designed by Moody Nolan and Perkins Eastman, received LEED Platinum certification, the first and only D.C. public school to reach this level allowing them the title: The “Greenest” New School in the World. The historic high school in Washington, D.C. was completed in August of 2013, the…

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  10. Benefits of Being Green – High Performance Sports and Recreation Facility Design

      Events, News, Thought Leadership, Trends

    Environmental considerations have become a significant priority in today’s design decision making. Informed choices and an integrated design team approach can lead to healthier environments for all. At Moody Nolan, we have found this to be especially important for energy-efficient and high-performance recreation/athletic facilities. It only makes sense that a building meant to house recreation…

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  11. Parameters: The New Design Tools

      Technology, Thought Leadership, Trends

    Jonathan Moody Presents at NOMA Conference The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is a group of creative professionals with a mission to champion diversity within the design profession by promoting the excellence, community engagement and professional development of its members. Each year members from across the country come together at NOMA’s annual conference. This…

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