WeWork Found Its Way to San Jose

2017-10-29T02:19:43+00:00

MKThink secured building permits for Valley Towers, WeWork's new five-floor (75,000+ sf) co-working space in San Jose. Located at 75 East Santa Clara Street, Valley Towers is in the heart of San Jose's vibrant business district and WeWork's first site in the South Bay.  The site is strategically located to attract upstart tech companies wishing [...]

WeWork Found Its Way to San Jose2017-10-29T02:19:43+00:00

2016 Summer Internships

2017-10-29T02:25:02+00:00

MKThink is the San Francisco ideas company for the built environment. We integrate performance, aesthetics, and sustainability into compelling solutions for a myriad of design problems. Our current portfolio of work includes long-term strategic planning and architectural designs for clients in the education, community, and technology sectors. MKThink is looking for talented and enthusiastic students [...]

2016 Summer Internships2017-10-29T02:25:02+00:00

MKThink Reviewer Extraordinaire: Amy Nagengast Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP

2017-10-29T02:29:36+00:00

Amy Nagengast, MKThink's Senior R&D Engineer will be on the conference circuit this fall. She was chosen as a reviewer to curate the presentations--lectures, posters and research papers--in the areas of energy, water and building topic areas for the following conferences. Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. The conference presents speakers, showcases, LEED [...]

MKThink Reviewer Extraordinaire: Amy Nagengast Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP2017-10-29T02:29:36+00:00

Case Study: Town School For Boys

2017-10-29T03:04:59+00:00

Town School for Boys is a highly reputable, K-8 independent school with a longstanding tradition of educating San Francisco boys. The school’s educational vision is to integrate traditional instruction with interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning. MKThink worked with Town School to transform its 50-year-old school building into a dynamic teaching tool.

Case Study: Town School For Boys2017-10-29T03:04:59+00:00

UCSF, Hastings Law School Teaming Up on Student Housing

2017-10-29T04:17:18+00:00

UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco Future doctors and lawyers could be living side by side in a new Tenderloin housing complex under a deal hammered out between UCSF and UC [...]

UCSF, Hastings Law School Teaming Up on Student Housing2017-10-29T04:17:18+00:00

10 Tips to Add Creative Spark to the Classroom

2017-10-29T04:28:06+00:00

Take a “dance party” break. Invite one kid each day to be the DJ - getting the blood flowing improves brain function. Move the furniture to the edges of the room. teach the lesson with the children sitting in a circle - a harmonious shape that allows everyone to feel included. Ask the kids to [...]

10 Tips to Add Creative Spark to the Classroom2017-10-29T04:28:06+00:00

What You See is What You Get: How Virtual Reality Can Improve Architecture

2017-10-29T11:19:51+00:00

Figure 1: Ty Hedfan House real (left) and virtual (right) [dezeen,com] - Virtual reality is increasingly capable of delivering highly accurate simulationsWhen HKS Architects had to build a medical facility with a 10,000 square foot atrium and 40+ foot sky lit area, they faced a big problem: How could they reasonably simulate the experience  to [...]

What You See is What You Get: How Virtual Reality Can Improve Architecture2017-10-29T11:19:51+00:00

Yes, You Are Guilty Too Is Making Headlines More Important Than Making a Change?

2017-10-29T11:32:54+00:00

by Odile Schlossberg Efficient architecture has been compromised by the architect’s ambition to be recognized internationally in the architecture scene, and the eagerness to compete with avant-garde trends has come to overlook the responsibility of architecture as a creative response to human needs. Rising architects and firms find their way to the media by presenting [...]

Yes, You Are Guilty Too Is Making Headlines More Important Than Making a Change?2017-10-29T11:32:54+00:00

Maximizing Utility + Potential in Workplace Environments

2017-10-29T12:02:59+00:00

[slideshow_deploy id='11730']' There is no universal solution to workplace design. MKThink’s award-winning architecture studio designs space that reflects and supports brands and the people that define them.  It’s an opportunity to use data and analysis to align organizational culture with  physical environment. MKThink’s unique approach integrates an extensive user engagement process to determine company and [...]

Maximizing Utility + Potential in Workplace Environments2017-10-29T12:02:59+00:00

On Site // Off Site: Cultivating Dynamic Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces

2017-10-29T12:13:06+00:00

On Thursday, March 26, MKThink hosted its second panel in the “Transforming the Built Environment for Education” series, this time choosing to focus the discussion on the dynamic between physical and virtual learning spaces. We brought together educators working across the spectrum of learning, and to students of all ages including K-12 and higher education. [...]

On Site // Off Site: Cultivating Dynamic Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces2017-10-29T12:13:06+00:00