Rick Dahl joins the five-person board of directors leading the 92-year-old firm.

BWBR Announces Dahl as New Vice President

Rick Dahl, AIA, a principal at BWBR since 2005, recently was named vice president at the 92-year-old design firm. One of four vice presidents at BWBR, Dahl joins ...

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Elements such as a liquid floor and interactive video games engage patients in activity that can be therapeutic for a patient's well-being.

Exercise medicine, for mind and body

Much has been written about the impact of exercise on our overall health. Considered by some to be the Holy Grail, exercise can lead to weight-loss, help control on-going health issues such as cholesterol and diabetes, boost our energy level, and ...

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Building humanity into the design of prisons has the ability to reduce stress and help those in need of rehabilitation maintain hope for redemption.

Uplifting Humans in a World that Sees Monsters

On a Sunday morning in November, a story on – not so coincidentally – CBS’ Sunday Morning highlighted the work of “the prison grandma,” SuEllen Fried. A...

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A healthy workplace gives employees a reason to move around the office and away from their desks.

Designing the Healthy Workplace Means Walking the Talk

With the recent barrage of articles about how your office is killing you and how employee health is affectin...

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Health. Health Care. And Hope.

In September, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation hosted the Transform 2013 conference, an annual conference that pulls together professionals from across the spectrum to discuss thought-pr...

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Planning rooms that serve the needs of bariatric patients takes more than a discussion about patient lifts (pictured in the upper right corner of the photo) and bathrooms.

Talking Big ‘B’ or Little ‘b’?

It was almost 20 years ago when I first heard the term bariatrics. At that time I was planning a new sleep center for a large Midwestern hospital. Obese patients were beginning to account for a larger percentage of their overall patient volume. Du...

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The military's sustainable strategy means more than just energy efficiency.

Sustainable = Survivable = Strong Defense

“Your duty is to defend this country and (by the way), you cannot fail.” That was the message delivered to Delta company’s 3rd Platoon during Army basic training in January 1982. I know – I was the kid in 3r...

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Roger Larson, AIA, right, receive the 2013 Polich Award from Dave Fashant, president of Twin City Healthcare Engineering Association. Also recognized is Todd Herrick, left, receiving the Burton Award, given to a member of the association for contributions to the health care engineering field.

Larson Honored for Service to Health Care Community

Roger Larson, AIA, a senior code specialist and licensed architect at BWBR, recently received the Polich Award from the

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Firm Recognized for Business Excellence

BWBR recently was named to PSMJ Resources’ 2013 Circle of Excellence, a recognition for some of the best managed architectural, engineering, a...

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The Power of X: Innovating Processes

Type in the word “innovation” into Wikipedia, and you’ll find a 3,500-plus essay on its meaning, in literal and figurative senses, its application in business, organizations, and policy, and its indicators and sources. And some people...

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