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BASICS - THE SKYSCRAPER TODAY

When it comes to buildings, size matters — more so today than ever before. Look up in the heart of any of the world's major cities and your eyes will likely alight upon a towering, glass-walled structure — if not literally scraping the sky, then certainly pointing in that direction.

Skyscrapers - Timeline of tall buildings from 1908 to 2009

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DESIGN WITH ENTERPRISE

I wasn't always fascinated with architecture and design. I'm not an architect, but I have come to realize how important good design is as an ingredient to better human health and well-being. And how important business skills are to successful practice.   (Published 2012.0425)

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BASICS - STAIRS, RAMPS, AND SLOPES

Stairs, ramps, and slopes are specific types of flooring assemblies that join two or more different levels.

Their design is guided, in part, by larger design intentions that involve human movement through space, along with scale, location, orientation, wayfinding strategies, and their contextual fit within the immediate and surrounding environment.   (Published 2012.0418)

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