Posts in Education category

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Jul 26

Recreation and Wellness in Higher Ed Design

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Nicholas Bloom

Staying active plays many important roles in communities. Architects and designers can play a crucial role in promoting such behavior. I believe that wellness center design requires three critical components: focus on building performance inviting spatial qualities specialized amenities. Building performance can make or break a wellness center. One key…

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Dec 29

Architecture and Design Trends for 2021

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Elevatus Architecture

Here are a few of our teammates’ responses to trends in to the New Year: With a strong design shift on the horizon for 2021, spaces will see the effects of how people gather in communal spaces, what surfaces you encounter, and the ways materials can be cleaned. Mid-century modern…

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Dec 16

Connecting Dow Recreation and Wellness Center

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Nicholas Bloom

When Elevatus received word that we would be working with Albion College to create an addition to their existing Dow Recreation and Wellness Center, we were intrigued and excited. As an aspiring architect, I believe that design is impactful and inspirational, especially in higher education. It was essential for this…

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Apr 28

Garnering a Relationship Before Designing Anything

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Cory Dietz

My team requires me to provide them with some initial information on our clients before we first put pen to paper, or these days, click the mouse. If not, then there is no primary metric for us to interpret a client’s desires, wishes, and more importantly, needs. Sometimes we get…

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Mar 19

eSports and Higher Ed

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Elevatus Architecture

While programming the spaces which would be included in Trine University’s MTI Center, one of the spaces was to be dedicated to e-gaming.  As an architecture firm, we have to be familiar with many different types of building typologies, programmed spaces, and spatial function.  Since e-gaming was a new spatial…