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The Slow Death of the Corporate Architecture of Exclusion

Of all the changes in architectural typologies in recent years, one of the most dramatic - and the most documented - is the transition from corporate to more casual, 'fun' office buildings. This change has infiltrated companies from tiny 5-person start-ups to Silicon Valley giants, and while it has been pioneered by tech and media companies it has certainly not been limited to them.

Most analysis of this change focuses on work patterns created by new technology or the demands of the 'millennial' worker, but this post originally published on Means the World - the blog of NBBJ - examines the shift away from the corporate office as a product of not just what these building are but what they represent about us as a society, arguing that "when today's workers look at the midcentury office, they see a symbol of exclusion."

GoDaddy Silicon Valley Office / DES Architects + Engineers

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Matthew Knight Arena / TVA Architects

  • Architects: TVA Architects
  • Location: University of Oregon, 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Lead Design: Robert L. Thompson, FAIA
  • Area: 422300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

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Three Arup Specialists Share Their Vision of The Future of Healthcare Design

This interview was originally posted on Arup Connect and titled "Global perspectives on the future of healthcare design".

In the last few decades, rapid advances in both medical and consumer technologies have created revolutionary possibilities for every aspect of healthcare, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment and beyond. From DNA-based preventative care to digital appointments with doctors thousands of miles away, the future holds enormous potential for improving longevity and quality of life for people around the world.

These dynamics present significant challenges for designers working to shape a built environment that will meet healthcare needs both today and in the future. We spoke with Arup experts from around the globe — Phil Nedin, who heads the firm’s global healthcare business from London; Bill Scrantom, the Los Angeles-based healthcare leader for North and South America; and Katie Wood, who recently relocated from Australia to Toronto to build the Canadian practice — to learn more.

University of California Irvine Contemporary Arts Center / Ehrlich Architects

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Skid Row Housing Trust / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

  • Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
  • Project Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy (Principal-in-Charge), Donnie Schmidt (Project Director), Alex Morassut (Project Manager)
  • Area: 4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

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Earl’s Gourmet Grub / FreelandBuck

  • Architects: FreelandBuck
  • Location: Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Client: Yvonne McDonald and Dean Harada
  • Contractor: Vandermeer Contractors
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Esto, Lawrence Anderson

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Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

  • Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
  • Location: West Hollywood, CA, USA
  • Architects: LOHA Architects
  • Principal In Charge: Lorcan O’Herlihy
  • Project Team: Kevin Southerland, Tracy Smith, Franka Diehnelt
  • Contractor: Archetype, Inc.
  • Client: Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC
  • Project Year: 2006

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Formosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

  • Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
  • Location: West Hollywood, CA, USA
  • Architects: LOHA Architects
  • Principal In Charge: Lorcan O'Herlihy
  • Project Team: Katherine Williams (PM), Kevin Tsai, Evan Brinkman, Kevin Southerland
  • Client: Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC
  • Area: 1486.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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