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Resilient Parks

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference introduces the concept of resilient parks and open space facilities that can thrive even after enduring shocks and stresses.

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Park Design for Community Health & Wellbeing

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference provides an overview of the health benefits provided by public parks and recreation.

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Urban Revival: Reimagining the Office Building

"Tomorrow's Workplace" repurposes existing office inventory using design concepts that are more affordable and more sustainable than building ground-up. Read the full article published in TREND Report, southern Arizona's source for in-depth insight and analysis of commercial real estate.

Author: Andrea Hanson, AIA, CID
Type: PDF

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Presentations Archive

Explore past presentations on design, technology, market sector trends, sustainability, wellness and more.

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Establishing and Updating School District Standards for Design and Construction

This presentation shares best practices for establishing, communicating, and updating district standards that meet procurement requirements.

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Tomorrow's Workplace Infographic

No more “out with the old, in with the new.” Tomorrow’s lasting workplace isn’t going to be about fading trends. It’s going to be rooted in the things that are important to all people.

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Designing the Office of the Future

What do we do with the abundance of Class B and Class C office space? Our design for the office of the future pairs adaptive reuse with building repositioning. The design proposes a mixed-use concept, providing flexibility for owners and building occupants. This is the optimal interior design build-out for Class A office space because it utilizes embodied energy in the building, reuses the existing structure to conserve valuable natural resources, and creates space that will fill a much-needed gap in the local real estate market. The resulting office of the future design positively impacts the surrounding community, meets space utilization trends, attracts the best talent, and promotes wellness and sustainability.

Author: Emily Allen, LEED AP ID+C
Type: MP4

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Native and Drought-Tolerant Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Plant cards with information about native and drought-tolerant plants appropriate for southwestern landscapes. Plant cards include images, facts, and growing tips.

Author: D/P/S Landscape Architects & Designers
Type: PDF

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Design for Education

How is education delivered? Because no two schools are the same, the design must be driven by the curriculum to meet each school's needs and goals. This presentation was delivered at the Education ReSource Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Author: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Type: PDF

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How Classroom Furniture Affects Student Success

As a concept, active-learning has been around for a long time, but now we're seeing more and varied implementations through the use of furniture. But is this just a fad? Can classroom furniture really lead to learning gains?

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