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Art, Meet Architecture

Art, Meet Architecture

As disciplines, art and architecture can be fast friends or distant cousins, but in rare cases they can be soul mates. This happens to be true with Frank Gehry’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, which opened in 1997. Last February I was fortunate to spend a couple days touring the collections, exhibitions..
Epic Systems Corporation Leads in Sustainability

Epic Systems Corporation Leads in Sustainability

Where is the largest Green Roof in the United States? Where is the largest single location private Photovoltaics (PV) array in the United States? Where is the largest single geo-exchange bore-field in the United States? Surprisingly, the answer to all three of these questions is located at Latitude 42.98, Longitude 89.56, better known as Epic..
Sustainability at Erie PreK-8: Erie, Colorado

Sustainability at Erie PreK-8: Erie, Colorado

Erie PreK-8 School is located in Boulder County, Colorado, one of the greenest counties in the United States. How can a new school live up to this community’s high expectations for sustainability and energy efficiency without breaking the budget? That was the challenge Cuningham Group faced in the design of the new PreK-8 School.  Setting..
The Principles of Exceptional Design

The Principles of Exceptional Design

There are many books on the topic of “design thinking,” meaning the unique way in which successful designers reach solutions. Design thinking can be summarized as divergent thinking paired with a collaborative and iterative solution process. In other words, successful designers in this arena enthusiastically try a lot of varied concepts until we find the..
IECC 2015 Daylighting Code: Heading in Right Direction?

IECC 2015 Daylighting Code: Heading in Right Direction?

Energy codes and great initiatives like Architecture 2030 have changed the face of the construction industry. Because of energy codes and initiatives, everyone is becoming more cognizant of energy issues which were barely discussed a decade ago. Many states and counties have recently adopted the latest energy code: IECC 2015. This is a great next..
Cuningham Group in Casino Design 2015

Cuningham Group in Casino Design 2015

Global Gaming Business magazine publishes an annual issue, Casino Design, that provides leading coverage of the design and construction industry as it relates to the gaming resort sector. Cuningham Group is pleased to be a regular contributor. Here are the highlights from the latest issue: Tom Hoskens interviewed in “Going Non-Gaming – Casino Design’s annual roundtable with design and..