At The Eye Of The Storm
As Hurricane Michael grew in its intensity and the apparent path became more defined, little doubt remained that our Panama City office would take a direct hit. Located on Harrison Avenue in downtown Panama City, the office was opened in 2014 and has grown to become an integral part of our presence in the area. While we knew that the storm would bring high winds and lots of rain, no one had any idea of the sheer devastation soon to be wrought on the area. (Above: A view of Ha
Hurricane Hardening: Protection + Preparedness
Life on the Gulf Coast is filled with days of emerald waters, white sands, warm weather, and bright sunshine. We know we have it pretty good here and it isn’t until June 1 every year that we start to think about the cost of this Sunshine State sublime: the possibility of a hurricane. After an incredibly active tropical season in 2017, we are preparing for a 2018 season that the Weather Company expects to include “12 named storms during the season, including five hurricanes an
Design Competitions: A Chance to Get Famous Fast?
Design competitions are a classic way for an organization that plans to construct a new building to attract architects to submit design proposals. They can be open to anyone (students or professionals), can be paid or unpaid, domestic or international. The winners can either receive monetary awards, exhibits, or (ideally) can see their designs actually built. Competitions can provide opportunities to young or unknown architects to demonstrate their talents; a recent exampl
Homes for the Holiday: Using Gingerbread to Excite Budding Architects
DAG Architects helps to coordinate a Gingerbread House competition every year and it is growing beyond belief! Students get educated about a
Thermostat Wars: What is a VRF System and Why Would We Want One?
Guest Blog by Anton Lie of Schmidt Consulting Group, in collaboration with DAG Architects The number one employee complaint in workplace polls? The freezing office phenomenon. (1) Climate control in offices can have a significant impact on employee satisfaction and productivity, but determining what is a comfortable temperature is no easy matter. Women generate less heat and are often cold in settings geared for the average male, and other variations in comfort can occur
It's All Greek To Me
Planning a New Greek Village at the University of West Florida By: Roger Godwin, AIA, LEED AP The fraternities and sororities at the University of West Florida (UWF) don’t have their own houses – or even a chapter room large enough to accommodate all of their members. In spite of this, the Greek system is thriving there in Pensacola, and the University wants to support the interests of these philanthropic and fraternal organizations that can enrich the lives of the students.
School Safety: What Architects Can Do To Help
In 2018, there have already been more than one dozen school shootings. We must educate ourselves as designers on how to keep our nation'
Incorporating anytime learning into educational designs is an important way for architects to keep some of our society's most important