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Design Blog

Good Design is Good Business
November 12, 2018
Good Design is Good Business

Good design finds a way to navigate all its unique challenges and incredible opportunities to create a sum that is greater than all its parts. Here, we explore this idea through Multi-Family Housing design.

Meet the People: Zhurong Qian
Design Considerations for Student Housing
October 29, 2018
Design Considerations for Student Housing

To create a successful design for higher education student housing spaces, our Higher Education studio has identified the items that need to be addressed.

Construction Engineer Becomes Principal for a Day
October 19, 2018
Construction Engineer Becomes Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day program is an eye opening experience into the daily routine of the elementary schools that we design.

Meet the People: Misty James
October 16, 2018
Meet the People: Misty James
Solar Panels Add Returns to Your Wallet
September 12, 2018
Solar Panels Add Returns to Your Wallet

How can a homeowner potentially eliminate their electricity bill?

Meet the People: Tim Terman
September 4, 2018
Meet the People: Tim Terman
Design, Color, and Children in Education and Healthcare Environments
August 27, 2018
Design, Color, and Children in Education and Healthcare Environments

Designers intentionally choose colors to promote calming and healing environments in education and healthcare spaces accessed by children.

A Middle Ground: Connecting Suburban to Urban
August 21, 2018
A Middle Ground: Connecting Suburban to Urban

It's predicted that within the next five years, 20-25% of America's shopping malls will close. How could we redesign those spaces into multi-use developments to benefit our communities?

Interns Research Emerging Technology
August 13, 2018
Interns Research Emerging Technology

How could various emerging technologies further the skill sets of DC's design team? Learn more from our summer interns.

Celebrating City Culture through Interactive Architecture
August 6, 2018
Celebrating City Culture through Interactive Architecture

The integration of interactive architecture, whether it be murals, sculptures, water features, or exhibits, will create a cohesive identity to Fort Wayne and unite the community and its professionals in continued efforts of thoughtful design.

Internet of Things - Bluetooth Mesh
July 30, 2018
Internet of Things - Bluetooth Mesh

The "Internet of Things” encompasses the interconnectivity of every day electronic devices. Through complex electrical signaling, your smart devices could realize a communication path between one another to do some amazing things.

Creativity and Community
July 16, 2018
Creativity and Community

DC volunteers spent the weekend with the Three Rivers Festival Chalk Walk and Egg Drop competitions!

Revisiting the Old Stomping Grounds
July 2, 2018
Revisiting the Old Stomping Grounds

Electrical Engineer Cooper Hill shares his experience working on his alma mater, Adams Central.

Lack of Safe Water Inspires Design Project
May 21, 2018
Lack of Safe Water Inspires Design Project

A DC electrical engineering intern details his Senior Design Project from his last year at IPFW, where he and a team designed a Water Kiosk prototype aimed to help people tasked with collecting safe drinking water to do so safely and with minimal travel time.