02.23.15

McDaniel, Nordling Named Principals

BWBR recently named two new principals to its leadership team, promoting Stephanie McDaniel, AIA, LEED AP, and Continue Reading

02.10.15

Wild Named DBIA-UMR President

Doug Wild, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, recently was named president of the Design-Build Institute of America

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02.09.15

BWBR, TCHEA to Host National Expert on Health Care Facilities

Chad Beebe, AIA, SASHE, the deputy executive director of advocacy at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, will present the 2014 FGI Guideline Updates as part of the Twin City Healthcar...

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02.05.15

Energizing Hospital Savings

Buildings are responsible for almost half of the energy consumed in the United States. Nearly 90% of that energy is associated with building operations that occur after a building has been constructed. In a previous discussion on our Idea C...

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Building performance and green design take on new meaning when measuring energy use intensity.
12.29.14

Counting Energy Use Intensity because Energy Counts

How do we count energy in our buildings, and why does it count? We can look at our gas bill or watch the electric meter spin, but these numbers don’t tell us much about how our buildings perform. To understand performance we typically mea...

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11.04.14

UWHC Partners with Madison Office for Facilities Upgrades

One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers in the United States, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics recen...

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10.29.14

BWBR Nationally Recognized for Architectural Staff Training

One of only 24 firms nationally to be recognized, BWBR recently received the 2014-2017 IDP Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects for its Intern Development Program. The award honors a firm’s remarkable dedication to the IDP, a pr...

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10.16.14

McDaniel to Speak at Toronto Higher Ed Conference

SAINT PAUL – With today’s students and professors asking for more collaboration in the learning curriculum, colleges and universities are pressured to create spaces for such activities, even as upgrades to technology, research, and teaching sp...

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A mighty good-looking cabinet of real plates, bowls, and glasses.
10.09.14

Trashing the Disposable Practice

It was the scourge of convenience, and we were not immune. A quick cup of coffee. Heating up leftovers in the microwave. Serving up a pan of brownies in our workbays. We were the poster children for the grab-and-go culture, and we were well...

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When community hospitals stand through multiple generations, how do people put a price to its construction and design, and what role do we as designers, engineers, and builders have in advocating for more long-term thinking?
09.03.14

Redefining What It Means to Design for the Life of a Building

How do you define the cost of a building? What if that building is designed to last 50 years? 100 years? Maybe even 200 years? How does that change the definition? Architecture has long been considered a balance between firmness, com...

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