Designing Through Gratitude: An Anatomy of Public Spaces

Designing Through Gratitude is a series discussing the strategy, design and implementation of Dallas, TX’s Thanks-Giving Square—the soul and spiritual hub of the community. How do we decide on the purpose of a park? Parks have long been foundational to American beautification and recreation, but why are they there? What separates a pocket park from […]

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The Return on Investment of Design is Here: CX Design

Do you ever wonder why it’s easier for us to remember a terrible customer experience over a great one? The markers of a great customer – or patient, or guest or employee – experience aren’t the moments that “spark joy,” educate or “delight” – rather, the greatest customer experiences are those that you don’t notice […]

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Sustainability in a Material World

Each year, the mainstream definition of “sustainable design” continues to broaden its reach. The emphasis has expanded far beyond energy, water and site into public health, social equity, wellness and transparency– underscoring how our effect on the environment is inextricably linked with its effects on us. As the industry seeks to make the invisible visible, […]

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Designing Through Gratitude: Introduction

Designing Through Gratitude is a series discussing the strategy, design and implementation of Dallas, TX’s Thanks-Giving Square—the soul and spiritual hub of the community. Over the course of six months, we have been working collaboratively with the Thanks-Giving Square Foundation on re-visioning of one of the most celebrated public spaces in Dallas, Texas. The Foundation […]

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The Complex Dance of Healthcare Transitioning

Perhaps no industry has experienced more disruption in the last decade than healthcare. Roiling rip tides of legislation, quantum leaps in new technology and growing consumer sophistication are only a few of the change agents that have made healthcare today almost unrecognizable to an observer from the early 2000s. And, yet, amid this change, one […]

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Playing the Long Game: Chadstone Shopping Centre

Playing the Long Game is a series from CallisonRTKL’s You Are Here discussing the evolution of retail and the projects that are doing it all. Today, director in CRTKL’s London office Jorge Beroiz discusses the retail evolution of the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia. This year, Chadstone won the ICSC’s 2019 VIVA Award for […]

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They Promised Us Jet Packs

Up until very recently, almost every meeting I’ve had about a new project would find its way to a discussion about autonomous vehicles (AV) and how we can now reduce the parking requirement and create more leasable area or greater density. In fact, let’s ditch parking altogether, no one will need a below-grade garage or […]

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Retail Re-invention: Five Questions to Ask

It is a truth universally acknowledged, even to those of us who make a living designing them, that the traditional enclosed shopping center has courted better prospects. The conventional dumb-bell mall is a development model that has cried out for re-invention for at least the last decade (some would claim longer), and the need for […]

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The New American Mall

CallisonRTKL Vice President Lloyd Baker explores global retail trends and what “anchor-less” means for the quintessentially American shopping model The prevailing wisdom is that traditional enclosed malls in America are a dying building form. While that may be true in communities that are better served by big box retailers and ever-improving front door delivery, it […]

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Greening the City

Residential Associate Director Matt Pickering shares insights from CRTKL’s Manchester panel and the conversation that ensued about the value of the 11.4 million trees in Greater Manchester to both the economy (£33 million) and to people’s well being. Recently, CallisonRTKL’s Manchester office hosted the second event in our Human-Centric Urbanism series. We’re talking to people […]

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