Sustainability

Beyond LEED: Green Globes Gaining Popularity

Beyond LEED: Green Globes Gaining Popularity

In 2015, an estimated 40-48% of new nonresidential construction by value will be green according to the USGBC. Specifically, our firm’s location in the Mid-Atlantic is on the higher end of the green spectrum.  As of February 2015, our home state of Maryland has the third most LEED registered and certified projects in the US, followed closely by neighboring Virginia.  Additionally, DC has one of the greatest proportions of green office buildings relative to the total stock buildings in the market. As green building continues to grow due to the economy, as well as federal...

People

25 Years of Exemplary Client Service & Enduring Relationships

25 Years of Exemplary Client Service & Enduring Relationships

We all know that that it costs a lot more to obtain a new client than retain a current one.  This is especially true in the AEC industry where the cultivation of a client can…

Practice

Elevating the Everyday: The Value of Design

Elevating the Everyday: The Value of Design

In the spirit of the American Institute of Architects’ national campaign, “Look Up!,” a public awareness campaign designed to convey the value that architects bring to communities, I’ve been reflecting on our approach to architectural…

  • Interpretive

    Interpreting “Heritage”

    Interpreting “Heritage”

    I just read a fascinating paper entitled A Colonialist Celebration of National <Heritage>: Verbal, Visual, and Landscape Ideographs at Homestead National Monument of America by Joshua Ewalt.  It was fascinating to me because it interpreted,…

    • Practice

      Reflecting on 25 Years of Practice

      Reflecting on 25 Years of Practice

      Over the last twenty-five years, we’ve seen the way in which we work dramatically change. In 1990 when GWWO was first incorporated, the internet wasn’t available to the general public, in order to take a…

      • People

        Silver Thoughts

        Silver Thoughts

        I’ve been thinking a lot about silver lately. Not LEED certification or the precious metal.  And not because silver is the color of my hair, although it does represent the passage of time and that,…

        • People

          Baltimore’s Best Holiday Attractions

          Baltimore’s Best Holiday Attractions

          The green and red Stieff Silver lights are lit above our office, shining brightly in the Baltimore sky and giving notice that the holiday season has officially begun.  It’s that time of year again where…