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Innovations in Ambulatory Care

Innovations in Ambulatory Care

Patient and Staff Focused Design Cuningham Group works with our clients to develop holistic approaches to improve the patient, visitor and staff experience. Approximately 10 percent of the patient experience is actual care, while the other 90 percent includes parking, navigation, check-in, form-filling, and waiting. x Our work has established Cuningham Group’s reputation as a global..
Designing with Natural Ventilation

Designing with Natural Ventilation

With rising concerns surrounding the cost and environmental impact of energy use natural ventilation has its advantages. Not only does natural ventilation provide ventilation (outdoor air) to ensure safe, healthy and comfortable conditions for building occupants without the use of fans, it also provides free cooling without the use of mechanical systems. When carefully designed,..
University of Minnesota and Cuningham Group Collaborate

University of Minnesota and Cuningham Group Collaborate

Dustin Schipper joined Cuningham Group in January of 2016 to kick off his research for the University of Minnesota’s Master of Science in Architecture – Research Practices, which integrates a structured path to architectural licensure with research in practice. Dustin is the second student from the University of Minnesota’s program to partner with Cuningham Group..
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..