Category: Design

So You Want to Be a Licensed Architect: Achieving the Necessary Experience

Your educational background is incredibly important, but the real lessons come when you start working in the field. Whether it’s a construction company, architecture firm, landscape architecture office, or a related field, the real-life experience is invaluable. Utilize Your Resources The first source that I highly suggest is NCARB’s website. Many states require an individual […]

Written by on November 20, 2020

Laser Scanning in Architecture

As our resident architectural technology guru, Designer Clayton Lounsbery was happy to sit down and chat about our FARO Focus 3D laser scanner and its practical application on projects. As one of the primary users, Clayton has great insight into how the technology works and how it has positively impacted our projects. It was exciting […]

Written by on October 28, 2020

So You Want to be a Licensed Architect: Determing Your Education Path

Determining Your Education Path With thousands of schools across the country and hundreds of programs, choosing a school for your architectural degree is no easy task. There are so many questions that go through your head, quickly becoming overwhelming. Where do you want to go to school? Does the state you want to get licensed […]

Written by on October 15, 2020

Embracing Technology in the A/E Industry to Work Smarter, not Harder

How BIM, UAVs & 3D Scanners have Changed the A/E Landscape “Working smarter, not harder.” Now there’s a phrase that we’ve all heard at one point in our life or another. “Work smarter, not harder,” I was told as I learned the purpose of each tool in the woodshop.  Sure, you could sand your Pinewood […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

Approaches to Cleanliness in the Workplace Post COVID-19

As we work to understand when and how we will return to the office and implement proper COVID-19 safeguarding and protocols, the word cleanliness seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  How do we clean?  When do we clean?  What do we clean?  What does clean enough even look like?  Unfortunately there is […]

Written by on July 28, 2020

Elevating the Sense of Well-Being in the Workplace through Visual Messaging

Reopening the workplace means changes for many workplaces. How can we make simple, smart adjustments to help employees navigate these updates? As we work through the phases of re-opening, employers are now tasked with re-imaging the workplace post COVID-19 to communicate new protocols and elevate the sense of well-being.  A Citrix poll of 2,000 workers […]

Written by on June 2, 2020

Building Condition Surveys Post-Pandemic and What They Mean for Our Schools’ Future

Leveraging Building Condition Surveys to Address the “New Normal” in Our Schools We all understand the importance of regular, comprehensive assessments of your existing facilities, but now more than ever, an understanding of how your current assets may be affected in the “new age of pandemics” is vital for the safe and reliable operations of […]

Written by on May 21, 2020

Architecture Intern Morgan Sawyer is (Virtually) Back at NKB from UMASS Amherst!

He’s Back! UMASS Architecture Graduate Student, Morgan Sawyer, has returned to NKB for a Summer Internship and we couldn’t be more excited!  Morgan interned at NKB over the 2019-2020 winter break and we are thrilled to have him back! Morgan is a grad student entering his 3rd year at UMASS Amherst studying for his Masters […]

Written by on May 19, 2020

Calling all Design Professionals – NYS 2020 Codes Released!

This week, New York State released their  2020 Uniform Codes! As of May 12th, all design professionals will be required to access these updated codes. NKB’s in-house NYS Code Enforcement Official (CEO), Kim Schwanke, says the latest version of code books are based on the  2018 International Code Council books. Instead of  having a supplement […]

Written by on May 14, 2020