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MKThink Editorial Board

MKThink was formed on Leap Day, 2000. 20+ years and only five anniversaries later, we reflect on the leap from that February day to the...

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Planning Uncertain Futures...Flexibly

Nate Goore, AIA

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Building Innovation Dilemma: Can the building industry handle innovation?

Mark R Miller, FAIA

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"In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives"

Mark R Miller, FAIA

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Games to Foster Systems Thinking

Nate Goore, AIA

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In my Voice: What is MKThink

Juan Duque, AIA

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Making Hybrid Minds

Lila Edwards

Latest

11/30/21

Designing inclusive, alternative and flexible learning environments for schools

Marijke Smit

11/27/21

How sensors have helped to solve environmental problems

Signo Uddenberg

11/23/21

Office market: A sector with major changes after the pandemic

Nate Goore, AIA

11/19/21

Are electronic air cleaning systems investments doing good or harm?

Cristina Greavu

11/2/21

Approach to design and infrared light sources that can revolutionize molecular sensing technologies.

Signo Uddenberg

10/26/21

Community: Child centered urban design

Wanyi Song

10/21/21

How to apply wellness in design strategies for education facilities

Marijke Smit

10/12/21

The Future of the Faculty Office

Marijke Smit

10/11/21

Planning learning spaces: how to rethink classroom space utilization for better learning outcomes

Marijke Smit

10/11/21

UNStudio Report: The broader scope of community building and placemaking in the post-pandemic urban environment.

Wanyi Song

10/11/21

UK: How sensors and AI are monitoring social care patients

Signo Uddenberg

10/5/21

Healthy places: How to create a positive legacy cities, regarding health, after covid?

Cristina Greavu

Analytics

Measuring the health of our spaces

Signo Uddenberg

Key Data:

    12% of the time CO2 levels in certain classrooms exceeded recommended limits
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By the Numbers: Build Less, Solve More

Mark R. Miller

Key Data:

    49% architecture contribution to US annual energy consumption with only 6% direct contribution to US GDP
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Alternative workplace strategies to optimize real estate

Rachelle Sarmiento

Key Data:

    20-50% space reduction in Central Office Administration through space-sharing, collaboration and remote working
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Lost time in inter-office commute

Rachelle Sarmiento

Key Data:

    0.5-1.3 miles in commute to reach other team members within their same departments
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Space standards can reclaim inefficiently used real estate

Rachelle Sarmiento

Key Data:

    +10% square footage without building through densification and collaboration
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Voices
Mark R Miller, FAIA

Architecture at the Pace of Reality

Signo Uddenberg

Why Embed in a Philippine desert Forward Operating Base?

Juan Duque, AIA

In my Voice: What is MKThink

Nate Goore, AIA

Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital: Solving a Capacity Problem to Sustain Care

Cristina Greavu

The Y: Gotta Know: Healthy Response to Toxic Wildfire

Christine Koroki

Comfortable Places for Learning: A Hawaii Story

Marijke Smit

Lunch in the Hallway?

Antonin Giraud

The Power of Feedback

 
Projects

Mission Creek Sports Park

Mission Bay Development Group

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A brown field transformed into a “whimsical community destination”

Tags:

Community Strength, Design, Environment

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Long Range Campus Plan

UC Hastings College of Law

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Long-range strategy and implementation for a multi-building campus in the heart of downtown San Francisco

Tags:

Higher Education, System Optimization

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Long Range Campus Plan

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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A new and consolidated campus for a world-class business school

Tags:

Higher Education, Strategy, Vision

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Dynamic Campus Framework Plan

Stanford University Law School

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Defining the next era of planning and physical development

Tags:

Higher Education, Vision

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Maker Hub Visioning & Design

Hillbrook School

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Where making becomes the heart of the learning
experience

Tags:

K-12, Experience Design, Strategy, Design, Vision

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Vertical Camps Planning

Golden Gate University

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Developing a student-centered, vertical campus in the heart of San Francisco

Tags:

Higher Education, Strategy

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Energy - Financial Behavior Research

Fannie Mae

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Develop and test new products to improve homeowner financial health for one of the largest financial institutions in the world

Tags:

Design of Experiments, Strategy, Research and Development

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Master Thermal Comfort Strategy

Hawaii Department of Education

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Data-driven, carbon-reducing, cooling solutions for tropical island classrooms

Tags:

Higher Education, Strategy, Environment

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Global HQ Office Design

Mozilla Corporation

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“Coding” the workspace of the premiere open-source developer

Tags:

Design, Workplace

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Products

AA AIR QUALITY WEBSITE

MKThink launched Air Angel via its technology company RoundhouseOne as a web-based tool to track and understand the environmental quality of spaces, indoor and out. Find out more at www.theairangel.com

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INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR

This all-in-one device provides remote monitoring of the utilization and health of spaces, including data on temperature, humidity, lighting levels, sound levels, CO2 levels, PM2/5/10, occupancy (yes/no), and more.

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AA MONITORING TRAILERS

The AA trailer can be deployed in any outdoor environment to collect environmental and people data, such as particulate matter, CO2 levels, occupancy, social distancing and more. The onboard solar panels and energy management system allow the trailer to operate from solar power, and its onboard modem transmits the de-identified data to AWS for analysis and cloud-based, user-interface from anywhere.

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COMPUTER VISION SENSOR

This computer vision processing unit provides data extraction and analysis on-site, relaying only the selected data back to the cloud. It can be programmed to collect any data available from 60FPS video, de-identifying people, and providing useful information on the use 

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COMPUTER VISION ANALYSIS & WEB-INTERFACE

The computer vision interface enables users to understand a variety of people-based analytics, such as how many people occupy a space over time, which zones have the most movement, how long people are dwelling in a particular area and how close in proximity they are to each other. This information has helped businesses reopen safely during the COVID pandemic as well as helped building managers understand how their spaces are being used day-to-day.

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