from our blog
Holistic IAQ Solutions for Healthy Schools and Healthy Students
The work to assess and improve indoor air quality (IAQ) is a top priority for school districts as they look to best utilize billions in COVID-19 relief funds and prepare for post-pandemic, in-person learning. With this much-needed funding becoming available, there’s an incredible opportunity to combine lessons learned from the past year with an amplified commitment to designing healthy schools.
To support this need, our mechanical engineering group set out to create a tool for assessing air quality in indoor spaces and determining recommended solutions, particularly for learning environments.
Shannon Christensen Promoted as Principal in Charge of Architecture Service Sector
Shannon Christensen has been named Principal in Charge of our firm’s Architecture Service Sector, replacing President Greg Matthews who previously served in this capacity.
“With Shannon’s client relationships, industry connections, and experience as a project manager and leading the Billings architectural practice, she is the perfect fit for this role,” says Matthews. “She combines incredible vision, project management, and team leadership for flawless project execution.”
Shannon is responsible for leading the sector’s strategy and growth, workload management, project staffing, and professional development for 140+ architectural team members throughout the firm in locations across the country.
Sustainable Design Solutions for Delicate Natural Environments
Few countries can boast having the range of natural environments that we do in the United States. From the rocky peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the Gulf Coast wetlands — and all of the national monuments that dot the landscape in between — these scenic places are the stuff of great field trips, road trips, and vacations. But if we want to continue making these great American memories, it’s up to those tasked with the maintenance, upgrades, renovations, and new facilities for our National Park System to ensure we’re caring for these sacred places thoughtfully with their protection and long-term conservation in mind.
New in Our Portfolio: Macmillan Learning Tenant Improvement Project
Recently completed and photographed, Macmillan Learning’s workplace at Quarry Oaks in Austin, Texas, leveraged creative solutions to realize highly flexible training and gathering spaces. Designed to be functional, comfortable, and welcoming for a team dedicated to creating digital learning tools, the modern space highlights natural materials and a collegiate ethos. A variety of areas support different types of work, including collaboration, focus, and celebration, to reinforce the synergy of Macmillan’s diverse talent.