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By Kim Ciesynski

Perhaps considered the father of adaptive reuse, Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, ... it is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” As we experience this recession—which is deeper than any I have witnessed before—I consider Darwin’s way of thinking similar to using a solar-powered flashlight to illuminate my way through the darkness.


Although we may know why we should change (to survive the downturn in the economy, to lessen our impact on the environment, and to ensure we have a profession to practice), do we agree on what we should change? Our lists may look different, but I offer mine as simply a place to begin a conversation about our profession...

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HDR Releases New Publication on Evidence-Based Design
The book, Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities, begins with a review of available evidence-based practices, and explores the use of evidence-based design concepts in the planning, programming and design of health care facilities.
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A 24-minute podcast—packing a powerful message for eco-minded architects, designers and builders hungry for information on the green building movement—is now available from the Hardwood Council.
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