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Webinar
October 2020 Webinar
This webinar will share basic principles and some evidence-based guidance developed for IES/ANSI RP-28 and the NIBS Low Vision Design Guidelines that designers can employ as they integrate lighting systems into supportive environments for the 17 million Americans who live within the spectrum of low vision.   
Podcast
October 2020 Podcast
In this podcast, Mary-Jean describes her firm’s work with Memorial Sloan Kettering. “Memorial Sloan Kettering is one of the oldest and largest cancer centers in the world,” Mary-Jean begins. “When we started working with them, the mandate was to take an institution that was very much focused on research and make it a leader in patient centered care.”
Podcast
October 2020 Podcast
Today, women lead the majority of Perkins-Eastman offices and studios. However, it wasn’t always that way. When Mary-Jean Eastman entered architecture school in 1966, fewer than 10 percent of her classmates were women. What was that time like for Mary-Jean and how have women in architecture evolved to the more prominent leadership role they enjoy today at the firm and beyond?
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Webinar
September 2020 Webinar
Join us for a discussion of how one academic medical center infused evidence-based design principles into break lounges for nurses and then utilized cutting-edge technology to study their impact. You will hear from research and design professionals as well as nursing senior leadership on lessons learned regarding the role of cultural influences and the impact of the built environment on nurse respite.  
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
September 2020 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
A unique solution that retrofits existing panic device trim to create a ligature resistant door opening. Ideal for adapting original panic device components with non-compliant trim, the LR-EX Series upgrades panic device openings to meet safety standards without affecting the rating of existing trim.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
September 2020 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
Prodigy™ is designed and engineered to overcome the daunting challenge of creating a humanized environment without sacrificing safety, security and long-term performance.
Podcast
September 2020 Podcast
In this podcast, Lesa discusses her research project, “Investigating the Impact of Multisensory Environments on Behavior for Veterans with Dementia.” Lesa shares, “That research project was a labor of the heart. I was fortunate at the University of Florida to be a part of an AIA sponsored research consortium called, ‘Vital By Design,’ with a focus on elder research.”
Podcast
September 2020 Podcast
In this podcast, Lesa shares information on the Gresham Smith's new patent-pending empathic design technology. “The Empathic Design Tool” measures emotional responses of people reacting to the built environment. Lesa shares, “We have an innovation incubator within Gresham Smith we call “Studio X.” Mike Sewell, our Active Transportation Service Line Leader created The Empathic Design tool which recently won Architect Magazine’s 14th annual R&D award.” Learn more about how the “Empathic Design Tool” can measure emotional responses of people reacting in the built environment and how this is a potential game-changer in the world of empathic healthcare design research. 
Webinar
August 2020 Webinar
This webinar explores key design strategies and best practices for creating great environments for aging in place. From principles of universal design and biophilia to the role of technology and building materials, multiple elements of successful environments will be discussed. Presenters will also address some of the hurdles in creating effective environments for aging in place, including licensing and staffing, and will examine a case study of one operator’s unique approach. Participants will walk away from this session with more tools for creating environments for aging in place.
Webinar
August 2020 Webinar
This webinar will tell their story and participants will learn how, through a phased project approach,  the team allowed for flexibility and growth for the future.