Blog - Sustainability

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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Calculating the Environmental Impact of a Building

In D/P/S's "Office of the Future" concept, we propose repositioning existing office buildings. One of the many benefits of reusing what we already have rather than investing in new ground-up buildings is that it greatly reduces our environmental impact and has huge energy savings.

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Park & Recreation Design

Great communities have great parks and recreation facilities. D/P/S has been designing parks and recreation facilities for over 50 years.

Author: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Type: PDF (10 MB)

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When It's Hot Outside, All You Need is a Big Fan

D/P/S took a tour of BAS industrial size fans that have the simple goal of regulating comfort and lowering cooling costs in large spaces. We've installed BAS Fans in projects before, and we wanted to take a closer look at the product and the company.

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Office Design for a Better Workplace

There's a lot of buzz about the office of the future and the latest trends in office design. With the baby boomers reaching retirement age and millennials becoming the largest generation in the workforce, we're left with a lot of questions about how the workplace will change. In response, we've compiled our latest insights regarding workplace design and how to plan for longevity and sustainability when markets are ever-changing.

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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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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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Designing for People: An Introductory Look into the WELL Building Standard

It’s no secret that we are dealing with a national health crisis. By 2030, it is projected that half of all adults – that's 115 million adults – will be obese. And even before that, projections estimate that by 2018, obesity will cost the United States 21 percent of our total healthcare costs. How can design help address these issues?

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Casitas de Colores Wins International Center for Active Design Award

Casitas de Colores receives an "Excellence" award from the Center for Active Design, which celebrates innovative projects worldwide that address health and wellness through design.

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Casitas de Colores: Active Design

Casitas de Colores - a mixed-income, multifamily housing complex - promotes active lifestyles and plays an important part in improving the health and wellness of residents.

Author: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Type: PDF

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