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WBA Shanghai Honored to Meet Chinese Government Officials

Posted on July 2, 2015

In China, WBA is known as RWB. This is a translation from the original article located here: http://goo.gl/js5OVx Governor Ma Changqing, and officials from the New District Party committee of Gui’an, honored Russell Wakefield Beasley’s (RWB’s) Bill Russell and WBA Principal and Director of the Retail/Mixed Use Studio Mike Lentz by welcoming them to the New […]

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Guest Blog: Achievable Tolerances for Mortal Builders of Handrails

Posted on June 19, 2015

Guest Blog by: Macuch Steel  People build buildings.  However, being human means that nothing we do is perfect.  With this thought in mind – why do designers of buildings require handrails to be installed without negative tolerances? “Buildability” is a valid design objective that includes, among other factors, achievable tolerances.  Life Safety Code supports buildability of […]

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Trends in Municipal Architecture

Posted on June 17, 2015

View our PDF below to see what trends are dominating the Municipal Architecture field.

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Museum Architecture

Posted on June 10, 2015

By: Haylee Griffin Museum architecture is a highly specialized discipline that requires a great deal of very specific layout and design. Learn more about what it takes to design a museum and everything that an architect must consider.

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Guest Blog: Five Tips for Specifying High Performance Glazing

Posted on June 8, 2015

By Alan Kinder, Guardian Industries Corp. As architects consider specifying and designing with glass for building facades, the possibilities are vast. Manufacturers offer products in a greater variety of colors, textures and performance options than ever before for interesting and beautiful design. Architects can specify high-performance glass, delivered through greater light transmission, improved U-factor, or desired […]

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National Donut Day

Posted on June 5, 2015

Dear Architects, Please consider adding this spec to your project today – Happy National Donut Day!

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Atlanta Adaptive Reuse: The Coolest Converted Living Spaces in the South

Posted on June 3, 2015

The phrase ‘Out with the old, in with the new’ is partially correct when you look at what is trending for living spaces in Atlanta. The big trend in Atlanta right now is not solely focused on building brand new places, but re-purposing old (often industrial buildings) into clean, smart and eco-friendly living quarters. Join […]

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A Study in Municipal Urban Design: Forsyth County Courthouse and Jail

Posted on June 1, 2015

By: Doug Shaw, Director of the Municipal Studio, Wakefield Beasley & Associates The transparency of the Forsyth County justice system is proudly being proclaimed in the new five-story, courthouse, modern jail facility and new town green completed in March 2015.  First of its kind in a Georgia urban area, this project designed by Wakefield Beasley […]

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Guest Blog – Retail Design: Using Aluminum Composite Panel Inside + Out

Posted on May 8, 2015

First let me introduce myself, James Margelony from Fairview Architectural, the manufacturer of Vitrabond aluminum composite panel, and I would like thank Wakefield and Beasley Associates for allowing me to be a guest on their Blog. Now let’s dive in, shall we? Nowadays contemporary building design is everywhere. Prime examples of this architectural trend are […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: A Few App Reviews

Posted on April 28, 2015

For today’s post Liz Peach from the WB IT Department reviews 2 apps that you might want to check out. She gives us the good, the bad, and the somewhat creepy… Post-it Plus: A tool for anyone on the go Easy to use interface and was able to quickly discern its purpose The photo versions […]

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