Author Archives: Kevin Brown
eaa’s newest conceptual design for an 8-Story Multi-Family Residential project at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and West Washington Boulevard in Chicago’s West Loop Gate neighborhood. It is surrounded by several mid-rise office buildings, high-rise hotels, residential buildings, street level retail, the Kennedy Expressway, and Ogilvie Transportation Center.
With infection rates in a constant fluctuation, it has been challenging to say the least for companies (large and small) to bring their people back to the office. Employers are navigating uncharted territory in a pandemic world, and are charting a new path toward the post-pandemic world.
Q&A with Stephanie McClelland, Design Director – What is your favorite way to use the color gray in a room? Paint as the primary backdrop in a room is my preferred use of gray.
Beige is Back Baby! I am seeing a rise in warmer taupe and beige colors. There is this slow and steady transitions from grays to taupes with a larger dose of beige; not only in the design industry, but in the fashion industry as well.
Restaurants are leaving more room inside and incorporating outdoor dining. Spaced out restaurant seating feels more spacious and you don’t feel overcrowded.
Recently, we sat down with eaa Architectural Associate Tim Nguyen for a little industry chat, along with a question we posed to all our staff this month – what does PRIDE in the design community mean to you?
Incorporating personal style into a client’s vision takes a unique creativity and thoughtfulness. For me I derive a lot of my personal style from the fashion and art world, more specifically I tend to gravitate towards what has developed within the “street culture” aspects of these disciplines.
As spring moves into summer I find myself drawn more and more outside during all times of the day; a morning walk, lunch outside, an evening bike ride. While on these neighborhood ventures I have enjoyed finding historical biophilic design elements all around me.