We engage in ongoing research focused on new solutions to existing and emerging problems. We are committed to sharing and communicating our work in thought pieces, case studies, and a monthly focused exploration.
- The MissfitsFebruary 1, 2017The Missfits began in 2016 with the goal to spread STEM education to girls throughout San Francisco. FIRST* […]
- Farm TechJanuary 27, 2017by Roberto Samarron, Designer, MKThink “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and […]
- The Rise of Food ExperiencesJanuary 27, 2017by Signo Uddenberg Director, Research, Design & Innovation Good food on its own doesn’t cut it anymore. […]
- FresNOWJanuary 25, 2017[…]
- Alemany FarmJanuary 25, 2017by Aaron Stafford, Data Engineer Nestled between San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood and the […]
- The City as a System: Notes from London and San FranciscoNovember 16, 2016by Rachel Bramwell, Strategist At their essence, cities are dense agglomerations of diverse functions, […]
- The Hope of Urban InformaticsNovember 16, 2016The Hope of Urban Informatics by Ethan Crowther The world is experiencing the highest rate of urbanization in […]
- Sustainable Cities: Frankfurt v. San FranciscoNovember 16, 2016by Marie Swarzenki, Data Analyst, RoundhouseOne Save Save Save Save Save […]
- Chloé Lauer, MKThink’s Director of Strategic Services, now WELL AP™November 15, 2016On November 6, Chloé Lauer, MKThink’s Director of Strategic Services earned a WELL Accredited […]
- From Naval Weapons Station to Mixed-Use CommunityNovember 10, 2016Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) is a decommissioned U.S. Navy property roughly 5,000 acres in size, […]
- Sustaining the HiveNovember 8, 2016[…]
- ACEEE 2016 Summer Study: “Don’t build it, just change their operations”October 17, 2016At ACEEE’s 2016 Summer Study, MKThink’s Innovation Director, Signo Uddenberg, gave a panel talk on […]
- Matri-ArchitectureAugust 31, 2015“The straight line is godless and immoral,” professed the artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. A […]
- What You See is What You Get: How Virtual Reality Can Improve ArchitectureJuly 27, 2015When HKS Architects had to build a medical facility with a 10,000 square foot atrium and 40+ foot sky lit […]
- YES, YOU ARE GUILTY TOOJuly 6, 2015IS MAKING HEADLINES MORE IMPORTANT THAN MAKING A CHANGE? Efficient architecture has been compromised by the […]
- Drought Awareness: Data is Emerging, Design Should FollowMay 22, 2014by Christopher Damien It’s hardly news that California is in the throes of a serious drought. California’s […]
- Steven Kelley Discusses the Recently Completed Flexible Learning Hall at Stanford University’s School of EducationApril 25, 2014Steven Kelley discusses the recently completed flexible learning environment at Stanford University’s […]
- Getting the Sense that Sensors are IN: Sensors, Carbon Dioxide, and Climate ChangeFebruary 13, 2014NASA and RoundhouseOne have similarities when it comes to how we collect, treat, and analyze our data.
- The Diffuse Pollution Reality: Owning Air PollutionJuly 31, 2013Air pollution can travel hundreds of miles from its source
- MycotectureMarch 26, 2013An exploration of Mycelium as an architectural product.
- Automated Construction – Buildings that Build ThemselvesFebruary 6, 20133-D printing? Snooze. What’s next? Buildings that build themselves.
- Designing an Open Office WorkSpace: Applying the four work mode theoryOctober 2, 2012Regarding office space, an open design meant to facilitate collaboration is the trend. Thus, architects and designers alike must create inspiring places to interact, discuss, and innovate productively
- Waste(d) SpaceAugust 21, 2012Americans throw out a staggering 2,600 lbs. of waste each year per person.
- The Netherlands’ Eternal Struggle With NatureJuly 12, 2012Since the Dutch founded their nation, their homes have been under attack from the ever-rising tides.
Oakland Unified School Dist.
Systems Intelligence for School Systems Intelligence Optimize facilities management to recapture needed funding for educational programs
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Something Out of Nothing Find 30,000 NSF within an over-capacity 40 children’s hospital
Work the talk: Translating Corporate Values to the Workplace Environment Openness, innovation, and opportunity, the basis for design
Back-to-the-Future: 1950s Principles Inform Today’s Vehicle Engineering and Design Integration
Aloha Energy Neutrality Investigating data-driven solutions for commercially viable energy conservation
Town School for Boys
MKThink worked with Town School to transform its 50-year-old school building into a dynamic teaching tool