In recent years, society has made considerable progress in shifting towards a much more sustainable state of existence. But we’re far from where we need to be. Recent environmental, social, and health concerns have made it obvious that further change is needed, and that sustainability is more important than ever before.
It’s been a while since we posted a blog about what we’re working on here at Supple, so we thought that we’d take this moment to fill you all in. The last few months have been extremely exciting for us. We’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects for libraries, coworking offices, and makerspaces here in our local community, as well as a few out-of-state projects. But perhaps one of the projects that we’ve been most excited about is our work at KND Labs.
After $41 million and about 20 years of development, the Hunters Point Community Library in Long Island City is now finally complete and open to the public. Since the library opened its doors in September of this year, it has received an equal mixture of praise and criticism.
“Project-based learning” is a buzzword that’s been going around a lot in the world of education during the past few years. But even though it may seem like just a trend, there’s a good reason why so many teachers are talking about it and incorporating it into their classroom – because it works!
When was the last time that you changed the design of your classroom? A lot of educators use the same design over and over. They figure that it’s worked before, so why not continue doing the same thing?
The issue is, the way that we learn is so much different than it used to be. In fact, it’s changing almost constantly. If educators want to remain effective, the way they teach has to evolve over time. And classroom designs need to reflect and support the methods being used.
Thinking critically about classroom design is important for creating a space that supports learning, a place where students can succeed and realize their full potential. Here are some tips that can help you create a more effective and innovative classroom design.
Is sustainability a priority for your business? If not, it should be. Eco-friendly business models are more appealing to modern consumers, attract better employees, have higher job satisfaction scores, and spend less money on operating costs.
Still, any change to your office requires an investment on your behalf. You may wonder if switching to eco-friendly office furniture is worth the investment. Here’s a few reasons why you may want to consider taking the plunge anyway.
Are you the owner of a modern office or coworking space? If so, you probably put a lot of thought and effort into the design of your office. Staying up to date with trends and innovations is important for establishing your position as a leader in the coworking industry. When prospective tenants come to check out your office, you want to give them a reason to rent a space with you and not your competitors.
Knowing what to expect for future trends can help you get ahead of the game and gain an edge over the competition. Here are some of our predictions about what changes will take place in office design in the next few years.
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Did you know that over 80% of the world’s land animals live in forests?1 Yet we continue to destroy their natural environment due to our own selfish needs and lack of sustainable practices.
All animals play an important role in the ecosystem. When we alter the places they live, we threaten their survival and throw these natural systems off balance. This can cause a major disruption in the food chain as well as the environment. In essence, our lives depend on animals and nature. Without them, the world as we know it will cease to exist.
Today, an increasing number of colleges are realizing that the way they use space is important for student success. Colleges and universities are starting to understand that the design of a classroom or campus is just as important as what’s being taught.