#ArrowstreetTravels

Arrowstreet’s diverse staff come from across the country, and around the world. We all have different schedules, but stories, photos, and inspiration from our travels through New England, the USA, and across the globe are shared a little more frequently in the summer months. See where we go, what we see, and what inspires us by following us on Instagram, and by checking…

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Visiting Taliesin West and Cosanti

I had the opportunity to visit Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio, and Cosanti, the studio of Paolo Soleri, while I was in Arizona at the Sustainable Design Leaders Summit. Soleri was an apprentice of Wright’s at Taliesin. While Wright and Soleri had contrasting ideas of what architecture should be, and the two sites I visited were aesthetically very different,…

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Graffiti & Steel: Embracing Culture

For most of us, graffitied walls and industrial sites are usually things to be repainted and remade. But in our hearts we all know that the most interesting places have a little bit of grit to them; it’s what gives them life, character, and makes them memorable. In the end, the things people leave behind them are what make communities…

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Studying Swiss Graphic Design

[Ben Keel is a graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Last summer, he won a poster design contest through Northeastern University and Swissnex while interning at Arrowstreet, and was sent to visit four design schools in Switzerland as part of his prize. He has just returned to Arrowstreet for his second co-op internship.] This fall I was…

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Countdown to ICSC RetailGreen

Boston saw its first snowflakes last week, and somehow ICSC RetailGreen is only a month away. RetailGreen is the largest gathering of sustainability-minded retail real estate professionals in North America and runs concurrently with ICSC Centerbuild. The two conferences bring together nearly 2000 people in one hotel in Phoenix to wrap up the year in retail development. I’m proud to…

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RetailGreen: Tales from a Newbie

I recently attended my first ICSC RetailGreen and Centerbuild conferences this year. As a newbie in the room I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I must say it was a great experience. There were tons of people to meet and a wide spectrum of perspectives from within the retail building industry. This led to plenty of interesting and diverse conversations throughout the week.

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ICSC RetailGreen Wrap Up

“Renowned speakers from around the world… New research presented for the first time… A call for a National Water Summit in the Spring of 2015…” Those are some notes I took from just the first two hours of the ICSC RetailGreen Conference. This year’s conference, the seventh annual, was the best ever. Ok, as co-Chair of the event, I’m biased,…

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Healthy Places – Part 2

Last blog post, I talked about the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the dichotomy between Richard Meier’s building and Robert Irwin’s garden. Rather than choosing the traditional figure-ground relationship between building and landscape, Irwin’s garden poses a very different relationship that has, reportedly, engendered some conflict between Meier and Irwin.

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Healthy Places – the Getty (Part 1)

Pat Cornelison and I went to Los Angeles to attend ULI’s Healthy Places conference, a very interesting conference on an important topic. I will post about that experience in a separate blog post, but first, I’d like to comment on something else…

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