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Helping Career Parents Keep Their Sanity

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The job description for business managers is daunting: Do more with less, keep your skills up to date, fill in for co-workers on vacation, handle client complaints, go on overnight business trips, reply to urgent emails at all hours. Equally stringent is the job description for parenting: Help with homework, drive your kids to after-school [...]

Military Maneuvers

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I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army. Abraham Lincoln An army without a general is lost. Soldiers win battles, but generals get credit. Too many chiefs, not enough braves. Military analogies probably do not outnumber sports metaphors in American business, but [...]

Breakthroughs in Battle Ground: Announcing the newest Vancouver Clinic

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When The Vancouver Clinic set out to replace their multi-specialty clinic location in Battle Ground, Washington with a new, state-of-the-art facility, they had three major requirements for a successful project. First, they wanted to provide a welcoming, healing environment for their patients in that growing community. The building also needed to maintain the physical brand [...]

Big folks do cry

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Tears are a kind of language, a primary, and often primal, form of communication. Tom Lutz, in Crying: The natural and cultural history of tears Imagine the chairman of your company declaring that he expects you to cry. If you cant, hell do his very best to find you a good job somewhere else. Yikes. [...]

Design Vitality in Fitness and Sickness

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Design affects so many things related to health. If the material your shower is made from is something slippery, you might fall. Car-centric urban planning significantly impacts vehicle emissions and results in poor air quality. Architecture that pushes us to use the elevator rather than the stairs, may remove opportunities for desired exercise breaks at [...]

Construction begins on surgery addition for Grand Junction VA Medical Center

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The Grand Junction VA Medical Center (VAMC) is getting a much-needed addition. Construction has begun on a third floor surgery addition on the existing VAMC campus. A 31,000 SF addition will be built on top of an existing two-story clinic, and will also tie into the third floor of the existing seven-story inpatient bed tower. [...]

Incubating Entrepreneurs: Rooms with Views

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Entrepreneurs are a special breed of people with a very special understanding of what it takes to work together. As Brad Feld, one of Colorado’s most prominent venture capitalists and entrepreneurs reflects in a recent interview, ” you learn an enormous amount about different things that drive failure, when you look back on it in [...]

The Evolution of Space: Where are we headed?

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They exist in our homes. Our schools. Our clinics. Our neighborhoods. Empty lots. Empty corridors or rooms. Many times, empty buildings. But always they are outcomes of changing ideas about space, work, people and the economy. As the nation endeavors to rethink the ways in which it is organized from the room level to the [...]

Getting to the bottom (line) of sustainability

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The Economist recently featured a piece on an increasingly influential management idea: the triple bottom line. This is an accounting system that goes beyond economics to also quantify the overlapping environmental and social aspects of doing business. To fully understand an organization’s performance, you must measure the impacts of the 3 Ps: profit, people and [...]