SBLM Architects Welcomes a New Director to the New York City Office
"... SBLM Architects announced that Ann Chu, Assoc. AIA, has joined the firm as the new Director of the Healthcare & Wellness Studio in the New York City office. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, Chu will lead the growth of the HealthCare & Wellness Studio, expanding its project portfolio and design team. ..."
Hitting the Brick-and-Mortar Mark While Blending Ecommerce Convenience into Design
"... The ecommerce surge generated by COVID-19 fueled a long-standing debate within the retail industry regarding the role of brick-and-mortar. But while reports of the “death” of the physical store have been greatly exaggerated, it’s clear that while stores are still vital elements in the shopper journey, they will need to be rethought — and in some cases redesigned — to reflect consumers’ still-evolving preferences. ..."
From pacifiers to beer bottles, how one Babies R Us was transformed into a Dave & Buster’s
"... In the turbulent and fickle world of retail, designing and opening a store is an act of optimism. So it was that the newborn-focused retailer Babies R Us moved into a newly designed store in Brooklyn in 2000. ..."
The Future is Mixed-Use: Urban Development in 2022 and Beyond
"... The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted expectations in nearly all aspects of our lives. Whether in work, school, or leisure, we’ve collectively been forced to adapt new habits and ways of thinking. Where we were previously faced with permanence and structure, we now find flexibility and hybridization. This is true of many industries, and we’re seeing this mindset carry over into the future of the built environment. Now, more than ever, the development of mixed-use buildings is on the rise, catalyzed in part by the changes we’ve undergone since the start of the pandemic. ..."
James Cohen Of SBLM Architects On The Future Of Retail
"... Technology — I recently went into a hardware store to buy a special wrench. I had seen online that they offered competitive pricing and I did not want to wait a few days to receive it. I could not find the product and had to search out an associate to help me find it. This store needs to invest in technology and methods to get customers to the product quickly and effectively, and to link the online information to the real-time store. ..."
Joshua Burdick of SBLM Architects: Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career As An Architect
"... Architecture is the most exciting career anyone could have. There’s so much to learn and embrace. I love working with so many different types of people. And finally, I enjoy being challenged by the many obstacles faced in architecture and design. This career path isn’t just about making a building “pretty”, it’s about creative thinking and problem-solving. ..."
Technology Plays Key Role in Advancing Healthcare Facilities
"... Technology is becoming a more critical component than ever in healthcare facilities. Already, robots are assisting in surgeries, and advanced software is making it possible for telemedicine to take off. Hospitals aren’t just limiting themselves when it comes to implementation, technology is being deployed at different stages, whether it is early prototypes or full production, and they have found more ways to improve patient care. ..."