We had some good news around healthcare this year. In February, we were told it achieved a rating of Gold for a hospital we helped design. Way back in 2010, chambersdesign started working with WakeMed, a healthcare provider in Raleigh, NC to create one of the greenest hospitals in the world. With the news about our LEED rating we found out that the project is now one of only 15 to score so high on the planet.
As 2018 comes to a close, I thought it’s a good time to review the last 12 months. This year has been full of exciting clients, projects and experiences. Along with all of that, we also won an award from the US Green Building Council - New Jersey Chapter (USGBC-NJ) this year. I should have written about our success when first honored with the news, but I haven’t had time until now. Winning awards is always a great surprise and extremely humbling. They help gage whether or not the ideas and practices put into action through projects are making sense to the larger world. Design and construction are often so focused on the end results and juggling the many parts of the process that the wider conversation about ecology, urban design and nature are overlooked. However, receiving this award brings that all back into focus and gives me fuel for the future.
We all love a great patio or walkway. They command attention as well as lead you to the front door. The decisions you make about a hardscaping project will determine if it is sustainable or not. Contemporary design easily couples of ecological concerns. Together, they make magical places in a yard. But what makes a patio or walkway sustainable? Let me tell you in this blog.
Watch the first video of a series we are creating to help you Envision Your Dream Project. This video takes you through a few example of how to find ideas that can inspire you.
Last week, I posted a blog about selecting the right paver for your project by walking you through an active job I have. This week, I wanted to follow that up with how everything turned out. In my opinion, this is exactly how any project should go. It really is a full-scope design approach with excellent installation.
The goal is to make this blog a resource for helpful tips and sustainable ideas. I create original content that shows projects in progress and the behind-the-scenes of installation. And, I try to have as much fun as I can doing it.