Category Archives: Sustainability & Adaptive Reuse

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5 Tips to Increase Productivity Using Natural Light

Want to increase your employees’ productivity?  Want a happier work environment?  Turns out natural daylight can have a significant positive impact on your workplace culture. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine illustrates a positive link between natural … Continue reading

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Creative Center of Scottsdale

Housed in the iconic Scottsdale landmark, Mandall’s Shooting Supplies store, the Creative Center of Scottsdale is an urban infill and highly sustainable adaptive reuse of three existing buildings at the southern edge of Downtown Scottsdale into co-working spaces for artists. … Continue reading

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Money Does Grow on Trees

Trees figured prominently in the lives of Phoenix’s early settlers.   Moving from enveloping green landscapes on the east coast to the vast and open desert, trees were more than a nostalgic reminder of home – they were also a practical … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sustainability

by Christina Noble, AIA , LEED AP Originally published in AssociateNews, National News Publication for the American Institute of Architects, February 2008 This month’s theme for AssociateNews is the buzzword ‘Sustainability’.  Consumers are becoming increasingly seduced by the many ways … Continue reading