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SmithGroupJJR’s practice experts share their unique perspective on the issues, trends and innovations shaping inspired architectural, engineering, planning and design solutions. Comments and counter-points are welcomed.
LAB2050 - Top 10 Takeaways

LAB2050 – Top 10 Takeaways

The following top ten points consolidate the findings of LAB2050, which is an initiative SmithGroupJJR embarked on to dig deep into the scientific trends, new technologies and economics that will shape the design concepts of research laboratory environments in the coming ...
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Campus Landscape Planning of the Future: A University of Wisconsin-Madison Case Study

Campus Landscape Planning of the Future: A University of Wisconsin-Madison Case Study

During my undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I’ll admit that I was more preoccupied with my exams and post-graduation plans than with the campus’ landscapes and stormwater management techniques. Fast-forward nearly 10 years, and I find myself deeply ...
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Fast Design

Fast Design

Speed to market and the need for fast growth is paramount for most businesses today, from start-ups to large corporations. It is the decisive competitive advantage in today’s marketplace to decide fast, ideate fast, change fast, and fail fast. The ...
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Variability: Concept, Stimulant, and Catalyst

Variability: Concept, Stimulant, and Catalyst

In order to better promote collaboration, foster creativity, and augment productivity, the SmithGroupJJR Chicago office reimagined their space and moved into a new agile office.  Various new workspace typologies were introduced: team-based pods, interspersed café-style booths and lounging, adjustable-height desks, ...
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Why Detroit Matters, Part 6: Building a More Equitable Future

Why Detroit Matters, Part 6: Building a More Equitable Future

Detroit’s ongoing recovery efforts have led to a wide range of unique and innovative planning and design responses. For the Why Detroit Matters blog series (parts one, two, three, four and five), SmithGroupJJR’s David Lantz sat down with Urban Design Practice Director Dan ...
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Why Detroit Matters, Part 5 Driven Data: Rebuilding and Democratizing Detroit’s Information Infrastructure

Why Detroit Matters, Part 5 Driven Data: Rebuilding and Democratizing Detroit’s Information Infrastructure

Detroit’s ongoing recovery efforts have led to a wide range of unique and innovative planning and design responses. For the Why Detroit Matters blog series (parts one, two, three and four), SmithGroupJJR’s David Lantz sat down with Urban Design Practice Director Dan ...
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