Hotel Zephyr and their games courtyard. A user-operated video camera mounted inside this periscope gives hotel guests 180 degree views of the waterfront and landmarks like Alcatraz.
This fun and interactive art build project was designed with Blue Tree Enterprises, Wright Engineers, and Blaque Metal Works. We're looking forward to teaming on more of these public art projects!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
|Death Valley wildflowers|
See this 1-minute video prepared by Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) with 10 ways to get out and do something...
In our own backyard, Project GREEN is hosting a clean up in the Pittman Wash at 9:00AM Saturday, April 23. This is a hidden gem of a trail with lots of wildlife habitat...get the details here.
Or, sign a petition to re-activate the rooftop solar industry here in Nevada with Bring Back Solar.
Friday, March 11, 2016
|Nendo's nest shelf allows users to expand unit to desired width.|
Micro Living has made an impact in North America. Many are choosing to give up their large living space for a home that is less than 1,000 square feet. The increasing appeal of Micro-Housing can be attributed to many wanting to minimize their mortgage, reduce carbon footprint, and enjoy portability, as seen on previous blog Rural Micro-Housing – Could you live in 572 SF?, or the desire to be in a dense city fabric as discussed on Urban Micro-Housing: A Path to Sustainable Livability.
Although some are choosing to give up space, comfort and luxury do not have to be lost. Some companies such as Nendo and Resource Furniture, are designing incredible, sustainable, transforming furniture.
We no longer have to give up
comfort and luxury due to space limitations.
Resource Furniture’s unique multifunctional, transforming furniture line has a variety of Wall Beds, Transforming Tables, Seating and Other Essentials. According to their website, the goal of the company is to, “make every square foot work harder.”
Resource Furniture's Cabrio IN, is a desk/wall bed with the twin-size wall bed camouflaging seamlessly into the modular shelving system and closet.
Resource Furniture's Cleopatra, takes shelving vertically. Metal shelves revolve around a base simulating casual order.
Resource Furniture not only creates amazing products to assist us in living more sustainably, they too believe in reducing their carbon footprint. They are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by making smaller, more efficient spaces desirable.
Did you know that in 2013 U.S. emission increased 2% from the previous year. Total emissions were 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. Learn more about greenhouse gas emissions at United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
We can provide framework for new property acquisition as well as existing properties. An accessibility report can also be provided with our real estate feasibility consultations. For a typical accessibility consultation, we spend two to three hours at your property and perform a comprehensive evaluation of your existing condition. A brief letter report is prepared back at our office and we are available for an additional phone meeting to discuss the presented information. Evaluation may include fixed services such as toilet rooms, drinking fountains, flooring surface and thresholds, entrance and egress, and fixed transaction counters.
Report includes a summary of the existing conditions. We identify what is in compliance and what needs to be addressed along with design recommendations. A table evaluating plumbing fixture compliance, accessibility drawings, and photographs of existing conditions is included. Samples are available.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
|Entrance to the MTC|
It's been worth the wait! After over three years of planning, designing and building, the RTC's Mobility Training Center (MTC) held its grand opening last week. Our office contributed to 9,800 square feet of murals for the project. We're excited to see how this asset to the community helps southern Nevadans gain greater independence with mobility and life skills. Per the RTC's website, "Mobility training is meant to aid people in developing the confidence necessary to travel independently" on fixed route transit systems rather than relying on paratransit options.
|Jean Peyton opens Angela's House|
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Wishes to all our clients and colleagues for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Gratitude for all that you are and do.
And for the day after Thanksgiving...
Kudos to REI for their #OptOutside campaign for Black Friday.
"Outdoor experiences build better people who are healthier, who make better decisions, and who can take other people, other creatures, and other perspectives into account.
Spending time outside is pretty much the opposite of standing in line at a store to get a discount on something you probably don’t really need. That’s why I’m such a fan of taking Black Friday, or any day really, as a chance to step away from our materialistic urges and connect with the outdoors and the people and places we care about. Thank you, REI, for giving us a gentle push in that direction."
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
We are available to work with realtors, property owners, and potential property owners to prepare feasibility consultations. For commercial properties, accessibility evaluations are also performed by our office together with appropriate consulting professionals.
We spend up to two hours at the property*, prepare a brief report back at our office, and are available for an additional phone meeting to discuss the presented design options. Options may include renovations, additions or energy usage improvements. During our visit at your property, we will do a brief walk-through, ask key questions and discuss your needs to aid with your planning.
Report includes notes, plan diagrams, preliminary construction cost estimates, and our directory of related local service providers and professionals. Samples are available upon request.