Architecture at the Pace of Reality

By

Mark R Miller, FAIA

Thoughts at the Intersection of Time, Space and Place Diagram of the Six (6) waves of innovation that have occurred in the past 300...

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

By

Signo Uddenberg

Games to Foster Systems Thinking

By

Nate Goore, AIA

Making Hybrid Minds

By

Lila Edwards

In my Voice: What is MKThink

By

Juan Duque, AIA

Twenty

By

MKThink Editorial Board

"In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives"

By

Mark R Miller, FAIA

Latest

10/12/21

The Future of the Faculty Office

By

Marijke Smit

10/11/21

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

By

Marijke Smit

10/11/21

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

By

Wanyi Song

10/11/21

UK: How sensors and AI are monitoring social care patients

By

Signo Uddenberg

10/5/21

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

By

Cristina Greavu

10/5/21

Businesses of the future: Sharing assets

By

Nate Goore, AIA

9/23/21

Creating healthy learning environments with active design

By

Marijke Smit

9/20/21

How to prevent infections by understanding airborne transmission of disease

By

Cristina Greavu

9/18/21

Healthy Environments and Climate Goals

By

Signo Uddenberg

9/18/21

Pre and post covid space optimization trends that define workplaces

By

Nate Goore, AIA

9/10/21

Norge-area’s Walnut Farm: State’s first zero energy ready new home community

By

Wanyi Song

9/8/21

The government new infrastructure plan seeks to boost wellness design for nation’s homes

By

Cristina Greavu

Analytics

Measuring the health of our spaces

By

Signo Uddenberg

Key Data:

    12% of the time CO2 levels in certain classrooms exceeded recommended limits

By the Numbers: Build Less, Solve More

By

Mark R. Miller

Key Data:

    49% architecture contribution to US annual energy consumption with only 6% direct contribution to US GDP

Alternative workplace strategies to optimize real estate

By

Rachelle Sarmiento

Key Data:

    20-50% space reduction in Central Office Administration through space-sharing, collaboration and remote working

Lost time in inter-office commute

By

Rachelle Sarmiento

Key Data:

    0.5-1.3 miles in commute to reach other team members within their same departments

Space standards can reclaim inefficiently used real estate

By

Rachelle Sarmiento

Key Data:

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

Architecture at the Pace of Reality

Signo Uddenberg

Why Embed in a Philippine desert Forward Operating Base?

Antonin Giraud

The Power of Feedback

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

Juan Duque, AIA

In my Voice: What is MKThink

Marijke Smit

Lunch in the Hallway?

Christine Koroki

Comfortable Places for Learning: A Hawaii Story

 
Projects

Neighborhood Master Planning

Community College of Denver
MSU

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Neighborhood master planning for a tri-institutional campus

Tags:

Higher Education, Strategy

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Framework for the Future

University of Hawai'i Mānoa

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Planning Hawaii’s flagship campus as a dynamic community resource

Tags:

Higher Education, Vision, Future

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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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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 cooling solutions for tropical island classrooms

Tags:

Higher Education, Strategy, Environment

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Campus Center Planning

Santa Clara University

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Reimagining the heartbeat of the campus

Tags:

Higher Education, Experience Design, Wifi-Sniffing

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West Coast Professional Services Lead

WeWork

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Fueling the explosive growth of the leader in co-working spaces

Tags:

Workplace, Design

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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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