If you want to improve your memory performance, attention span and overall cognitive abilities nature is your answer.  And the trend towards more human focused architecture has recognized the connection between people and their environments.  More and more new projects are including naturally restorative architecture like: Living walls which reduce indoor pollutants along with bringing…

Named for the Oneida Indians, Oneida NY is a small town community centrally located between Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Boston and NYC.  Home to the world's smallest church and Oneida tableware (founded in 1880), this community was built on a pedestrian scale.  Everything is easily accessible within walking or biking distance.  That's one of the reasons the almost…

When you want an opening in the building envelop, glass is the answer.  It doesn't crack, fade, yellow, shrink or haze on it's own. Glass withstands the test of time and it's environmentally friendly. It's both porous and a good insulator.  It's such a specialty product that there are really only a handful of major glass…

Joan Kroc, the widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, dreamed of a network of "Kroc Centers" in underserved communities, each providing opportunities in arts, education, and athletics for children, adults, and families. The Kroc foundation teamed up with the Salvation Army to head up the project.  There are now 26 "Salvation Army Kroc Centers" across the…