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EYP Again Honored by Top 5 Ranking on Architect50

Detail of Kennesaw State University's Zuckerman Museum of Art

Citing our deep commitment to sustainability, resilience, diversity, design excellence, and health, Architect Magazine has again named EYP among the top five design firms in the nation, making us the only firm to receive this honor for four consecutive years. The prestigious Architect50 survey, in which only 149 design firms were invited to participate, recognizes business success, commitment to sustainability, and design excellence. EYP’s position on the Architect50 reflects our leadership in advancing high-performance designs to help prominent clients address critical global issues including healthcare, energy, government, and education.  

Building Performance Advancing Mission

Masterpiece Restoration Wins Multiple National Honors

Kresge MIT

Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and completed in 1955, Kresge Auditorium and the MIT Chapel are once again taking center stage in the architectural world. The sensitive restoration of these modern masterpiece received numerous prestigious awards, including the American Architecture Award from the international jury of the Chicago Athenaeum and the SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Award for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation. The outstanding project successfully balances the requirements of historic accuracy with building performance – improving energy efficiency, weatherability, safety, accessibility, and sustainability – revitalizing these cherished icons for active use by future generations.

Why You Can’t Concentrate at Work

EYP's Leigh Stringer is one of the experts quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, "Why You Can't Concentrate at Work." “Visual noise,” activity or movement around the edges of an employee's field of vision, is disruptive to analytical thinking and creativity. Experts weigh in on why visual noise has become an issue for many workers and shares examples of how some firms are dialing down distractions so their employees can better concentrate on their jobs. Successful tactics include modifying work station layouts; using plants to create green “walls”; and establishing quiet buffer zones between work spaces. Leigh offers her perspective on visibility's impact on employees. "Being visible to bosses and colleagues can make workers in some jobs feel pressured to conform to others’ expectations. If employees default to keeping their heads down and typing on their computers to look busy, rather than taking time to reflect or brainstorming with others, innovation or analytical work may suffer."

Workplace Strategy

Children’s Hospital Transforms Pediatric Healthcare in San Antonio

exterior view of hospital

Healthcare Design’s cover story explores the massive expansion and renovation of an existing hospital campus into the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The new 460,000-sf facility, serving the second largest city in Texas and scheduled for completion in early 2018, incorporates innovative design features that meet the unique needs of children, families, and medical staff, and incorporates an overall home-like feel to welcome visitors while evoking the surrounding region’s natural resources.

EYP Welcomes Stanley Beaman & Sears

Palmetto Children's Hospital, lobby

We are transforming healthcare design through the united expertise of WHR and Stanley Beaman & Sears.

Healthy by Design

Workplace lobby

We're partnering with Fitwel - one of Fast Company's 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good - to define the new standard for design that promotes good health and good business. As a Fitwel champion, we'll apply their healthy design and operational strategies to our high-performance portfolio of projects. 

Well-Being Workplace Strategy

Harvard Business Review Showcases EYP Knowledge Management Strategy

Employee knowledge is critical to business success, but relatively few companies have a C-level strategy for managing knowledge. In a recent article, the Harvard Business Review describes how EYP links in-house employee education to its strategic plan to fuel impressive growth and continuous innovation. Highlights from EYP's innovation program include active 1:1 mentorships, ‘up/down” knowledge-sharing - including technical and “softer” communications and management skills - and extensive research through internal employee grants programs and research with business and academic partners.

Research

University of Houston's Student Center Wins Nation’s Highest Public Award for Design Excellence

University of Houston Student Center

One of only seven higher education projects recognized by the American Architecture Award, this facility celebrates the university's evolution to a nationally recognized Tier One research university. The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Center for Architecture Art Design, and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press awards this prestigious honor to buildings built in the U.S. between 2013-2017.

National GSA Design Excellence Award Win

Birch Bayh Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

This award pays tribute to GSA's best current work in architecture, engineering, historic preservation, workplace design, and related disciplines and sets the standard for all federal workplaces. The historic Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Indianapolis houses the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. A distinguished example of Beaux-Arts Architecture, the facility was constructed from 1902 to 1905 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The modernization of Birch Bayh invisibly transformed the monumental landmark into a “machine for sustainability.” The structure now measurably mitigates the site’s urban heat island effect, decreases the building’s carbon footprint, and adds hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to the city’s supply every year.

National Workplace Expert Publishes a Best Seller

The Healthy Workplace, by Leigh Stringer

In her latest book, Leigh Stringer shares insights on how creating a healthy workplace is beneficial to the overall success of an organization.

Renovating the Renowned Louis Kahn Richard Laboratory

University of Pennsylvania, Richards Building A & B Tower Renovations

Both The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Context (AIA Philadelphia’s journal)dive into the intricate restoration work on this jewel at University of Pennsylvania, what New York's MoMA has called “the most consequential building construction in the United States since WWII.”, dive into the intricate restoration work on what has been called “the most consequential building constructed in the United States since WWII.”

Healthcare International

Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital

Healthcare experts are combining “the best aspects of European and American approaches to healthcare”, to help the Danish government bring quality healthcare to its cities and design the Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital in Denmark.

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