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  • AEC Curriculum

    Angela Mazzi

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  • A Critical Need for ICUs

    Members of GBBN's Healthcare team speak about the evolution of the design of Intensive Care Units (ICU) that responds to not only staff and care needs, but also supporting the emotional well-being of the patient and their families. Read the Healthcare Design article, here.

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  • Every Building tells a Story: The Historic Union Terminal in Cincinnati

    Steve Kenat

    In crafting a plan for documentation and analyzing the condition of this 500,000sf structure, GBBN Architects undertook latest laser-scanning documentation and investigative research of both the exterior and interior of the building.

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  • The Healing Power of Design

    John Blignaut

    Taking animal assisted therapy to the next level: see our article The Healing Power of Design in The Academy of Architecture for Health Journal.

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  • The End of the World as you Know It: Reinventing Your Project Process

    John Blignaut

    Forget everything you thought you knew about the design process- it’s one that breaks our work as architects into the silos of predesign, schematic design, design development and construction drawings. The true value of design is in solving the right problem, but we’ve been handcuffed to a broken process that even introducing a CM or IPD didn’t address. Imagine an environment that allows the exploration of all facets of the issue in order to develop scenarios that can be critically evaluated and tested wi

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  • What We Thought What We Got

    Angela Mazzi

    Are architects social engineers? Inherent in design is the assumption that we know how people should use space. However, observation of any finished project shows that human behavior does not follow the neat categories we assume in design.

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  • Sick Cities: Is Design the Cure?

    Michael Lied

    We explore what it means for use to become untethered by typology, from economic and policy factors leading to investment in population health, to the role of Big Data in defining populations and health metrics for planning and design. For architecture to stay relevant, we must design places that break down cultural, economic and social barriers to wellness.

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  • High Volume Healthcare as a Livable Environment: Strategies from the ED

    Angela Mazzi

    High volume Emergency Departments can be chaotic environments that are very stressful for patients, families, and staff. There are several challenges that such a department faces: reducing wait times, providing a supportive and efficient work environment for staff, and maintaining a safe and secure environment. This paper recommends evidence-based strategies to improve the patient experience by promoting flow, quality of care, safety, and security.

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  • A Healthy State of Mind: Psychosocial Triggers to Wellness

    Marcene Kinney

    GBBN is applying original Activity Type Proxemics and Socio-Cultural Environmental Triggers research to create evocative environments designed to trigger emotional connections. Marcene Kinney, AIA, LEED AP and Angela Mazzi, AlA, ACHA, EDAC presented "A Healthy State of Mind: Psychosocial Triggers to Wellness" in Hong Kong to the Design World Health Congress

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  • Transforming the Waiting Room

    Michael Lied

    The thought process is sound. The research is credible. But moving the large healthcare machine is a difficult task. It is hard to look beyond the waiting room chair and leftover space. It is hard to invest in spaces that don’t provide revenue. The exam space is essential, the healthcare team and their work areas cannot be eliminated. Those spaces are the core, the reason for the Ambulatory Care Center is there, and the waiting room is what is leftover. When we look at what we know, we can create a waiti

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  • Common Space

    Marcene Kinney

    The higher education team has been doing research to learn more about how space can impact interaction and encourage connections among its users. Their analysis concluded that there are five types of common space that facilitate interaction and build community. The findings are being shared at the SCUP National Convention in Pittsburgh. Click 'More' to see the video.

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  • Mazzi to Present at AIA National Convention

    Angela Mazzi

    Several members of the GBBN Team have been selected to present at this year's AIA National Convention in Chicago. Angela Mazzi, Architect and Medical Planner, will present "Quality Design Isn't Skin Deep, Evidence Unlocks the Key" sharing more about the research behind strong design. The conference will start this Thursday, June 26 and go through Saturday, June 28. To learn more about the conference and view the presentations,click here.

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  • Kinney and Schottelkotte Present at AIA National Convention

    Marcene Kinney

    Several members of the GBBN Team have been selected to present at this year's AIA National Convention in Chicago. Marcie Kinney, Market Director for Arts and Education, and Matthew Schottelkotte, CEO, will present "Attracting, Retaining, and Engaging Tomorrow's Firm Leaders". The conference will start this Thursday, June 26 and go through Saturday, June 28. To learn more about the confe

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  • Angela Mazzi Shares Insight on Evidence Based Design in Webinar

    Angela Mazzi

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  • Kinney Presents 'Effective Use of Space to Create Community Learning'

    Marcene Kinney

    Principal and Education Market Director Marcene Kinney was joined by Project Coordinator Robin Brandon of Cincinnati Public Schools to present ways the District has created spaces to enhance community learning at the 2014 Coalition for Community Schools National Forum.

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  • Cheung Presents the Concept for Nanjing Housing Development

    Ivan Cheung

    Principal Ivan Cheung presented the concept for the new Nanjing Housing Development to the firm's US offices.

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  • Maximizing Building Performance through Daylighting

    Andrew Plogsted

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  • Daylighting Research

    Elizabeth Schmidt

    Over the course of the last year, the GBBN Daylighting Project (gdp) has been working on several aspects of daylighting design, study, and research simultaneously. Investigations include examining precedents, brainstorming and testing glare control mechanisms, surveying employees, researching common themes, and testing simulation programs. Check out the results.

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  • Gramann and Zhu Share Strategies for Growing a Global Practice at AIA National Convention

    Jervy Zhu

    Robert Gramann, FAIA, and Jervy Zhu, AIA share the firm's strategies for growing and sustaining a global practice at the AIA National Convention in Denver. Topics covered include having a global business strategy, define the international perspective, commit to boots on the ground, leverage third party relationships among others.

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  • Kinney Introduces Vision Leadership Program at AIA National Convention

    Marcene Kinney

    Marcie Kinney, Principal at GBBN Architects, and Doug Richards will be introducing the AIA Cincinnati's VISION leadership program at this year's AIA National Convention in Denver. The VISION Program is designed especially for architects licensed less than 10 years who want skills to lead in their firms and communities.

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  • Using Evidence-Based Design to Advance the Healthcare Narrative

    Angela Mazzi

    Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine, Angela Mazzi and Erin Schmidt describe how evidence-based design can impact the healthcare environment.

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  • Jim Harrell and Angela Mazzi published in Academy of Architecture for Health Journal

    Angela Mazzi

    Angela Mazzi, AIA, ACHA, EDAC was published in an article on the Evolution of Emergency Departments (ED) in the 2012 Academy Journal l AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.

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  • Schottelkotte and Zhu featured in Residential Architecture Magazine

    Matthew Schottelkotte

    Matthew Schottelkotte, AIA and Jervy Zhu, AIA were featured in Resiential Architecture. The two shared the opportunities and challenges of working in the China market.

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  • Kinney Presents at AIA Ohio

    Marcene Kinney

    Kinney presented at AIA Ohio Conference in Cleveland this year. To view her presentation follow the link below.

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  • High Stakes Process Management

    Tom Gormley

    GBBN's lead project managers invite clients from around the globe to share the key ingredients to successfully managing large, high risk projects as part of GBBN's 2012 Healthcare Design Forum. Real examples are shared from the University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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  • Global Thinking l Local Impact

    Dan Shapiro

    GBBN medical planners and designers invite clients from around the globe to share practical examples of how global design principles have impacted local projects as part of GBBN's 2012 Healthcare Design Forum. The presentation includes examples related to landmark presence, public spaces, natural light integration, and building orientation.

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  • Using Tax Credits To Help Fund Facilities Needs of Non-Profit Organizations

    Steve Kenat

    Steve Kenat, Dale McGirr, and John Michel share their knowledge on how non-profit organizations can expand, renovate, or replace their facilities through a variety of federal and state tax credit programs.

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  • The Business Case for Sustainability

    Steve Kenat

    GBBN was invited to present a program on the Business Case for Sustainability to the 2011 Annual Meeting for Prudential Commercial Real Estate Group. Included were case studies of two of GBBN's recent LEED Commercial Interiors projects, models for Return on Investment for green building across markets, and incentives available to Owners, Tenants and Brokers that facilitate green practices.

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  • Design Forum - China Healthcare

    Dan Shapiro

    The GBBN Healthcare Team invited clients from around the globe to discuss the latest trends in healthcare. This presentation represents trends in healthcare in China.

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  • Design Forum - Trends in Technology

    John Blignaut

    The GBBN Healthcare Team invited clients from around the globe to discuss the latest trends in healthcare. This presentation represents trends in Technology in the healthcare environment.

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  • Design Forum - Trends & Tools

    John Blignaut

    The GBBN Healthcare Team invited clients from around the globe to discuss the latest trends in healthcare. This presentation covers the latest tools in the healthcare environment.

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