Energy + Architecture: Higher education Colleges and universities are cathedrals for learning, incubating a scientific, artistic, humanistic, economic future for the planet. These places for innovation and independence provide opportunity to model possibility and demonstrate systems thinking in a way that builds upon culture, ecology, and prosperity. Every institution of higher education is an ecosystem. It is an academic environment
Fuquay Varina Focus on the Framework    Fuquay-Varina, NC, is a charming small town located just south of Raleigh, with a population increase of nearly double in the last decade. To keep up with this rapid growth, Fuquay-Varina wanted to build a new library, one that served as more than a place for housing books. The new library illustrates what
Clemson University Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business AIA Focus on the Framework   A business school is a future-focused proposition. Students in business programs are emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, strategists, and problem solvers; their education needs to prepare them for collaboration on an interpersonal, organizational, and global scale. Clemson University wanted to build a new business school facility
Movement of Change Movement School Movement Mortgage has never been particularly interested in playing by everybody else’s rules. Founded in South Carolina in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis, the company decided from the beginning to do things differently, and to put people first. The company’s mission, “We exist to love and value people by leading a Movement
The Heart of a Community North Ridge Elementary School A school is an integral part of its community. This is particularly true for elementary schools, which bring together not only students and staff but also a small army of parents, volunteers, and siblings whose daily rhythms harmonize with the school day. School pick-up and drop-off in a tightly knit community