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Pedestrian-Oriented Development Creates Inviting Space

Pedestrian-Oriented Development Creates Inviting Space

For Luca Maffey, vice president of design at John Portman & Associates, a building serves no purpose unless there are people to make it come alive. Pedestrian-oriented development is a common thread in many of the Atlanta-based architectural firm’s current ...

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Evolving Tastes Influence Hotel Design

Evolving Tastes Influence Hotel Design

Millennials number over 80 million, making them the largest generation ever. These up-and-comers now outnumber baby boomers and gen xers in the workforce and represent the “worker bees” most likely to be tasked with extensive business travel. Moreover, research by ...

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Hotel Design in a ‘Glocal’ Context

Hotel Design in a ‘Glocal’ Context

Architecture evolves from the specific circumstances of a project: the location, program, climate, topography, and social and cultural influences, as well as the input of key people involved—from the owner, architect, and engineers to the authorities, contractors, and public. Exploring ...

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5 Trends in Hotel Design

5 Trends in Hotel Design

As the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, the architecture and design industry is gaining momentum. Gordon Beckman, principal and design director at John Portman & Associates, an architectural and engineering firm with more than 60 years of expertise in designing ...

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