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RTKL, the global architecture and urban design practice, continues the growth of its Predictive Analytics Group (PAG) with the addition of Sarah Bhagat to the Dallas-based team. Bhagat brings over 10 years of process improvement experience in both the healthcare and manufacturing industries and will be focusing on performance improvement efforts for the PAG. She […]
WASHINGTON— July 1, 2014 — RTKL, the global architecture and urban design practice, announces the addition of Francesco Cordua to the commercial practice group in the firm’s Washington, DC office. As vice president, Cordua will be responsible for expanding the team’s retail and interior brand strategy capabilities. He will also oversee The Environments Studio in […]
WASHINGTON—This Earth Day, RTKL, the global architecture and urban design practice, announces the release of two new strategic initiatives to support sustainable design. The DART is an interactive digital tool that guides designers toward Performance-Driven DesignSM, a strategy that aims to improve the economic, social and environmental value of the built environment. Also released today, the first annual 2013 RTKL Sustainability Report is an evaluation of how effectively the firm drove sustainability and higher performance across its projects last year. The goal of both initiatives is to spark conversation, provide useful insights, and ultimately improve the industry’s approach to sustainable design.
It’s been an interesting journey so far. After an enthusiastic and stressful campaigning effort for the Kagan Fellowship People’s Choice Award, it’s now time to really dive into the research. As I begin this journey, I would like to share my thought process, as well as the progress I have made so far. THE PROJECT: […]
Aristotle said, “People come together in cities to live, but they stay together in cities to live the good life.” As urban planners and architects, we strive to improve people’s lives through thoughtful design and planning for the built environment. Urban transit has been promoted as a way to make cities more livable, sustainable and […]
Use of technology has always been a defining attribute of our species. We have used technology to reshape our environment, to increase our own innate capabilities for production, transportation, and communication. Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” A day in the life of an average person today […]