Architecture, Sexuality & Culture: A Primer on the Linkages Between Our Profession and the LGBTQ+ Pride Movement

This guide was created by Catherine Blake, Iva Groudkova, Quen Foster-Patterson and Samantha Cross from our Knowledge Information Management (KIM) group. It explores the legacy of homophobia, legislative progression, and civil rights as they manifest in the built environment at the intersection of housing, transit, density, urban development, decay, and discrimination.         […]

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#DaylightHour 2020: Reflecting on Light

Featured photo courtesy of Jayna McClaran in CRTKL’s Seattle office This year, Daylight Hour fell on Monday, June 22nd from 12-1 pm local time. The #DaylightHour pledge is simple: turn off non-essential lighting for one hour. “Change is at the heart of daylighting,” begins Kyle McGahan, leader of the Lighting Design Studio in CallisonRTKL’s New […]

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Architecture, Race and Culture: a Primer on the Linkages Between our Profession and the Black Lives Matter Movement

This guide was created by Catherine Blake, Iva Groudkova, Quen Foster-Patterson and Samantha Cross from our Knowledge Information Management (KIM) group. It explores the legacy of racism, social movements, and civil rights as they manifest in the built environment at the intersection of housing, transit, density, urban development, decay, and discrimination. Note: For any books […]

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CRTKL Volunteers with High School Students for Summer Practicum

Too often for many hopeful young architects, education in the field only begins at the college level. Though they have visions of impacting the built environment, they have no access to the design thought process through professional mentorship necessary to get them there. At Duncanville High School in Dallas, TX, that’s begun to change. Eight […]

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When is the Best Time for Innovation in Retail? Right Now.

As Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower.” Historically, the best time to innovate is during periods of economic uncertainty. And now– more than ever– is the chance for retail to define business innovation. Between plans to repurpose malls to entertainment venues or student housing and talks of department store bankruptcies, […]

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On the ground with CRTKL: EMEA leaders plan for a new normal and a future beyond that

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a three-part series capturing perspectives from across CallisonRTKL’s global offices and exploring how we are responding to COVID-19 locally, tactically and personally. In this final chapter, leaders from our EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) teams share their path to recovery and resiliency. Photo: Saadiyat Grove – The inclusive […]

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New York City and Retail – New Beginnings, New Opportunities

Featured image: Nike Foot Locker House of Hoops (Harlem, NYC, NY). CRTKL was Architect of Record (not design) for this project. Every time NYC faces a crisis, we reflect, we learn, we innovate and evolve, and we emerge stronger than before. That’s what we do.  New Yorkers are the definition of resiliency. Nineteen years after […]

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On the Ground with CRTKL: US Leaders Tackle an Evolving World

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a three-part series capturing perspectives from across CallisonRTKL’s global offices and exploring how we are responding to COVID-19 locally, tactically and personally. In this edition, US leaders share the surprising solutions they have found in the face of an ever-evolving world. Read part 1 here.  Matt Billerbeck: Human-Centric Design […]

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