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“Manhattanization” of San Francisco?


MKThink CEO Mark Miller muses on housing and the impending doom of the California Dream in his latest dispatch for arcCA Digest.

“Manhattanization” of San Francisco?


April Fools – Brexit Highlands Biodiversity Hotspot


Brexit Highlands Biodiversity Hotspot April 1, 2019 To celebrate their 90-year anniversary, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is delighted to announce the design for their Brexit Highlands Biodiversity Hotspot. Inspired by environmental conversation and historic preservation objective, the habitat will focus on the previously considered lost flora, fauna and [...]

April Fools – Brexit Highlands Biodiversity Hotspot2019-04-25T15:28:43+00:00

Cool Schools


Hawai’i’s tropical climate is paradise for tourists but a major pain point for the Hawai’i Department of Education, which faces the challenge of cooling 290 schools in microclimates spread across the state’s 1,500-mile archipelago. The majority of these schools are aging post-war buildings without air conditioning, MKThink is the principal investigator [...]

Cool Schools

Fairest-weather fan?


MKThink completed Phase 1 of a research-based guide to ceiling fans CLICK FOR FULL GUIDE. The energy efficiency study is part of the Asian Pacific Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy Systems, a joint project between The University of Hawai’i Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the Hawai’i Natural Energy [...]

Fairest-weather fan?2019-04-25T16:34:04+00:00

Framework for the Future


ʻĀina is the Hawai’ian word for “the resources, the people, and the knowledge systems deeply rooted in Hawai‘I”. This is the guiding principle behind the University of Hawai’i Mānoa’s Framework for the Future—a set of guidelines to create a sustainable physical campus plan to support the university’s strategies and priorities over [...]

Framework for the Future2019-04-25T16:37:38+00:00

Tropical Heat Mapping


MKThink is using heat mapping at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa to improve the campus experience. Sensors installed throughout the campus detect wi-fi-enabled devices (as a proxy for people) to collect data on the movement patterns of the campus community. Analyzing activity during different times of day, times of year, weather, and other [...]

Tropical Heat Mapping2019-04-25T16:38:13+00:00