Practice

Improving Your Decision Making

Improving Your Decision Making

The funny thing about decision making is that we all have to do it, whether we want to or not. All of us, every day, are decision makers – making choices on all aspects of our lives – at home, at work, at the store. My question to you is HOW are you making these decisions? Are you confident that you are using sound methodology? My bet is that many of you are (after all, you did decide to read this blog), but I would also bet that most of us can improve and...

Historic Preservation

Two Rostrums: Small Structures with Big History and Purpose

Two Rostrums: Small Structures with Big History and Purpose

Working with the National Park Service at historically and culturally significant sites throughout the United States has afforded those of us at GWWO unique glimpses into our nation’s history and resources. This exposure is a…

Interpretive

GWWO Projects Through the Eyes of Fifth Graders

GWWO Projects Through the Eyes of Fifth Graders

This spring, students from The GreenMount School, a private K-8 school located only steps from our office, visited GWWO to learn about how math applies to architecture from Principal Mark Lapointe, take a tour around…

  • Higher Education

    Educational Energy

    Educational Energy

    $1 million. That’s the annual savings in energy costs that Towson University in Towson, Maryland is realizing across their 50-building campus, thanks to their ongoing, intensive efforts to modify their lighting practices. How did they…

    • Interpretive

      Do You Really “Always Turn Right?”

      Do You Really “Always Turn Right?”

      The first visitor center we designed was the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for the Everglades National Park in 1993. I remember it well for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was…

      • Interpretive

        Seen and Overheard at the Port

        Seen and Overheard at the Port

        Two of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences for an architect are when they first “land the job” and when a new building is christened.  These are the times that architects feel like we do…

        • Interpretive

          Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 3 of 3

          Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 3 of 3

          Based on what we discussed in Part I and Part II, multiple factors impact crowd control and visitor flow in interpretive facilities. The nature of the resource (what you are interpreting) and venue (where the…

            Other

            Finding Time…

            Finding Time…

            We’ve all heard that getting more sleep, exercising and even taking time to unwind can improve our productivity. But I’m only one sentence in and I can already guess that many of you are thinking…

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