Catch and Release: Coastal Resilience and Water Inundation in the Southeast by Nicholas Bilgri In the context of architecture and urban planning, resilience is not a product that can be specified, or a certificate that can be achieved with a checklist. Guidelines are helpful, but to achieve truly resilient communities, designers must go beyond that binding framework. Architects and urban
Where Region Meets Building by Darrell Puffer and Ting Wang At first glance, a region may appear relatively uniform in terms of culture, geography, and climate. Careful mapping of regional data, however, reveals diverse patterns in motion across both regional geography and climate. LS3P’s office locations cover an area that spans the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont, the Sandhills, and the
Adaptive Reuse of Big Box Stores and Malls Author: Christina Meyer, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Fellow, with guidance from LS3P For decades the mall was a beacon of economic success and a highlight of American ideals. Malls brought about massive job creation, presented a fun and engaging outlet for time and money, and gave generations of Americans a
Industrial Trends & Overview The Southeast US is particularly well positioned to take advantage of strong anticipated growth in the industrial market. A number of trends, from the rise of ecommerce to growth in onshoring, will lead to the continued demand for industrial facilities of all types; the last decade has seen a steady rise in advanced manufacturing across the
Designing for the City Fabric Urban Infill The history of America is filled with stories of cities. Urban populations may rise and decline with demographic trends, but one thing is certain: the current trend is towards significant urban growth, and this growth shows no signs of slowing. People are moving to cities for employment, cultural and social opportunities, and a
On the Plus Side LS3P’s pro bono work over several decades has benefitted a broad range of community partners; joining the 1+ network allows the firm to formalize its commitment to community engagement through design and to track long-term impacts. CEO Marc Marchant, AIA, believes that joining the 1+ network reinforces the firm’s values. “Our vision states that in our
Interacting with Environments Experiential Graphic Design Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) is the marriage of graphic design, architecture, and interior design which combines typography, color, and form. It plays a critical role in how we experience, understand, navigate, and interact with our environment. The purpose of EGD is to provide something unique and meaningful to the user, whether it’s creating an
Outpatient Healthcare A New Medical Home for Patients and Community Care Settings Outpatient healthcare helps to shift the focus from hospital-scale to patient-scale. In addition to making lower-acuity procedures less stressful and more accessible, medical office buildings can play a critical role in wellness and preventative care through education and other programs. Our current healthcare landscape will continue to rely
Rising Demand, Growing Opportunities Allied Health Career Training Programs According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the healthcare profession are anticipated to grow 14% by 2028, creating approximately 1.9 million new jobs and making it the fastest growing industry in the nation. Meeting this demand will require a pipeline of talent, technical and community colleges across the country
Cybernetic Care Blurring the Line Between Telehealth and In-Person Care Due to COVID-19, telehealth evolved from a luxury to the preferred method for routine care in the United States.  This revealed opportunities to use our digital tools in more efficient ways. Cybernetics, the driving concept behind artificial intelligence, integrated with healthcare delivery will entirely overhaul the system: eliminating waiting rooms,