Will a particular space help you to take your brand to the next level? Does the location align and accentuate your employees’ needs and values? Before you sign a lease, consider how the location will support and help realize your brand. If you wait until after, you could be stuck with a location, building features, or even neighbors that detract from your ability to build the culture you envisi...

Smart space planning can ensure your space works, not only now, but in years to come. Future-proof planning and design is not only important for the health of your business but can help keep future costs down. There are plenty of things to consider, from business growth plans to IT infrastructure and legal requirements –  thoroughly consider all elements to get the most from your space. When cr...

The iconic tool turns 50 this year–here’s the story behind its immense popularity. Picture a pair of scissors, and there’s a good chance they’re orange. But have you ever wondered why? It’s all thanks to the 368-year-old Finnish company Fiskars, whose ubiquitous orange scissors turned 50 this month. The story behind their design involves the advent of ergonomic design in the 1960s, a companywid...

Contribution to our community is an important aspect of the Hughes Turner Phillips culture. We are honored to support organizations that make a difference in Atlanta. Positive Impact Health Centers recently hosted their annual fundraiser, Party With Impact, and we asked attendees to share their thoughts of the event with us. For each message we receive, we will send a monetary donation. http://hug...

Two million dollars in American Express preservation funding is up for grabs, and Sweet Auburn Works Inc. is in the running to receive a preservation grant to enhance the Bryant-Graves Historic Home and to help introduce the local businesses and organizations of the district to the 1 million-plus visitors to the MLK, Jr. Historic Site, as part of Partners in Preservation: Main Streets. Partners...

According to a new study released by TheLadders, recruiters spend only six seconds on average looking at your resume. This proves the importance of having a concise, well formatted resume that emphasizes your greatest skills and experience. Remember, you only get one chance at a good first impression. Even if you’re qualified for the position, an innocent, simple mistake on your architecture re...

What are the latest workplace trends? Here is a list of top 10 recent favorites. Top talent is shrinking Employee engagement matters More people are working remotely and not at their desks Flexible work boosts engagement and satisfaction Activity-based work setting are on the rise Buildings can help or hinder productivity Lighting matters  Acoustics are vital People ar...

Project managers, architects, and facility managers are always looking for workplace solutions that meet the changing needs of organizations. This process has typically involved plans to enhance the design of offices and buildings, and in this regard, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has been an important certification program. But while LEED focuses primarily on the building, ...

Things you should be paying attention to if you’re planning on getting a job at an architectural office. Firm culture plays a big role in any work experience you will have so trying to get a feel for what it will be like for you while you’re working there is almost as important as what you will be doing. From www.lifeofanarchitect.com Top 5 Reasons to work in a Small Architectural Firm: 1...

Atlanta ranks third in nation for ‘green’ building standards. According to a new study, Atlanta is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country when it comes to our office buildings. Atlanta’s green tree canopy is famous, but there’s something else big and green about the city these days: our buildings. In fact, out of the 30 largest office markets in the United States, Atlanta...