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Designing to Evoke Emotion

My professional journey started with the first office job I took in my first year of undergraduate school at an Exhibit Design firm. Their specialty was designing zoo, aquarium and visitor center exhibits. Their challenge at the time was “how to create a guest...

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Top 6 Things Today’s Employees Want in Their Workspaces

As designers and architects, the BRPH team has witnessed many office environment trends come and go over the years. Having a desirable workspace and culture are critical to keeping employees productive, happy and loyal. Our clients know this well. Some of...

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Smart Planning for Complex Space Programs

Every day our clients trust us to help them solve complex problems and efficiently execute their projects through our designs so that they can focus on their next important mission to space. Like most challenges in life, the effort taken in planning and preparation is...

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Human-Centered Design Informs the Best Client Outcomes

There are multiple ways to approach work with clients and customers. In the architecture and engineering world, the client often comes to the table with a pre-conceived notion of what they believe their company needs and wants, and they communicate that idea to the...

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Highlighting BRPH’s Creative Team

The BRPH Creative Team has grown rapidly since I first began work at this company, quickly establishing a reputation for high quality work in the already crowded theme park industry. But unlike many of our competitors, BRPH has the distinct advantage of being able to...

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Keeping Our Schools Safe Through Design

In the first six weeks of 2018 there were 8 school related shooting incidents in the United States, all but one of which were seen as events where someone intended to, and succeeded in the harm of another person. This innocuous statistic averages out to more than one...

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Building Test Tracks: Challenges and Trends

Part of developing safe and durable vehicles requires automobile manufacturers to rely on test tracks. Test tracks provide a closed testing environment with specialized roads and custom pavement surfaces designed to input specific resonances, grip or other ride...

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Designing Learning Environments to Reduce Stress

I consider educational planning and design more of a vocation than simply my profession. By definition, “…a vocation (from Latin vocātiō, meaning 'a call, summons') is an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which a person is particularly suited,”...

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Insights on Project Controls

Why are Project Controls needed on your project? So what are considered ‘Project Controls’ processes?These systems are applied to the project during the initiation and setup phase, and provide our clients the financial, schedule, budget, and document...

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Saving Green While Going Green

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. If you read this closely, you’ll notice that sustainable design clearly requires leadership. As the champion for LEED projects at BRPH, I am often tasked with providing this leadership and...

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