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Supporting Sustainable Design With Client Surveys

Supporting Sustainable Design With Client Surveys

According to the EPA-sponsored National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS), Americans spend as much as 87 percent of their lives indoors. With so much time spent in buildings, architecture firms like Cuningham Group are uniquely positioned to improve the health and well-being of their clients, as well as the health of the natural environment in..
Sustainability and Wellness Goals

Sustainability and Wellness Goals

“Cuningham Group has a long track record of sustainable design achievement, initiated by John Cuningham himself.  In the last few years, we have made many efforts to re-capture a leadership position among design firms, starting with our signing the 2030 Challenge and the 2030 China Accord.  We are constantly pushing our design teams, clients, and..
The Room Fitness Monitor

The Room Fitness Monitor

How can sensor data directly inform the experience of everyday building occupants? The last three decades have seen a proliferation of sensors and network connectivity in objects ranging from the everyday to the one-of-a-kind. This rapidly increasing digital neural network, often referred to as  the “Internet of Things” (IoT), is poised to completely restructure the..
Equity & Diversity: Gender Diversity

Equity & Diversity: Gender Diversity

Cuningham Group conducted a presentation series this year on Gender Equity and Diversity. Organized by a team of our employees, we discussed the factors that go into making a firm successful. Cuningham Group continuously strives to be a leader in equity and diversity, which we view as a main component of firm success. Throughout the..
Inclusive Restrooms (A4LE LearningSCAPES 2018)

Inclusive Restrooms (A4LE LearningSCAPES 2018)

Last year, Cuningham Group launched an expansive 5-year strategic plan (2017-2021). Part of this plan included the formation of a cross-disciplinary Research Council consisting of Cuningham Group employees. The mission of this council is to conduct formal, directed research on a wide array of topics in order to advance the firm’s standing as a leader..
Bird Safe Glazing

Bird Safe Glazing

There are four general types of threats the built environment poses to birds. These threats, which can result in fatal collisions, are reflectivity, transparency, a beacon effect and interior illumination. However, by adjusting a structure’s glazing and its interior and exterior lighting features, these threats can be mitigated. This post highlights some of the common..
Congratulations to Cuningham Group’s newest WELL Accredited Professionals!

Congratulations to Cuningham Group’s newest WELL Accredited Professionals!

Interior Designer Hailey Wrasman joins Architects Andrew Tisue and Heather Castro as Cuningham Group’s WELL accredited professionals (AP). Our firm works to make advancements towards “health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world.” The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building StandardTM and a commitment to advancing human..
Design Features of Inclusive Restrooms

Design Features of Inclusive Restrooms

  This is the second part in a three-part series. To read the other two parts, click here. There are several key design components that distinguish inclusive restrooms from their gender-segregated counterparts, including their look and feel. Key design differences include: Location, visibility and openness Full-height walls, doors and hardware Mechanical, electrical and plumbing Cost..
Visual Communication

Visual Communication

Bridging the translation gap with concept packages. In the design world, effective communication of complex ideas is critical to a project’s success. Whether it’s hospitality, education, healthcare, restaurant and retail or big name entertainment, if we cannot communicate our vision in a compelling fashion, we will not have a compelling design. This can be especially..