• Education Building Can Tell a Story

    August 10, 2020

    Education buildings tell important stories to their community, about their values and aspirations. Our Elmwood School building uses mass timber extensively in its structur

  • Stillness

    July 26, 2020

    Solidness, silence, stillness and intimacy is an important element of our built environments – enriched environments - something that can intentionally be infused, especially in a Covid-19 period when we have all been left feeling vulnerable.

  • Generous Architecture

    July 1, 2020

    We admire generous people; but can architecture have similar built characteristics?

  • Hortophilia

    June 26, 2020

    We resonate with places inspired by natural shapes, light & materials, biophilic elements, laws of nature and mid-range dimensional complexity fractal patterns, specifically forms that reflect a midrange dimensional visual sweet spot as discovered by Prof. Richard Taylor.

  • Moving Beyond Brittle – To Causing Health

    May 5, 2020

    How do we move - beyond brittle – beyond resilient – to causing health - where we live, work, learn, heal & play. Farrow believes that there is no such thing as neutral space; what we create either causes health - or limits our ability to grow; socially, economically and culturally.

  • Neuroscience and Architecture

    May 5, 2020

    Neuroscientists & cognitive scientists have revealed how architectural space effects how we perform; were we work, learn, live, play & heal. It is tied to a neurophysiology discovery called ‘neural mirroring.’ When we see someone smile, our reaction is to smile back, mirroring what we see and perceive as an emotion. Similarly, when we see soaring arches of a gothic cathedral, we sense a parallel physiological and psychological enriching sensation. During the recent period of isolation, we have come - all to well to realize - that space isn’t neutral. It can be an accelerant to how we feel and perform - or can leave numb.

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