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Colleges Have Entered An Amenities Arms Race To Attract New Students

In 2016, enrollment in higher education was down 1.4% from the previous fall, marking the fifth straight year of decline. While some universities have had to cut back on spending, others have beefed up amenities. Students are offered more luxurious, resort-style accommodations in an attempt to increase attendance and tuition rolls. 

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Workplace Design Trends Driven by Millennials

When the topic of millennials is first mentioned it generally starts off saying that employee’s needs are changing. I believe that employees needs are not necessarily changing, but that employers are now listening. Millennials are shaped by their family, friends, and even strangers. The difference is that employers are now open to those needs, in order to increase productivity, make a more efficient workplace and reduce millennial turnover.

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How to Survive the Retail Apocalypse

The battle between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail has reached apocalyptic proportions. At least that is what it feels like for the latter. This March, Hedgeye reported retail bankruptcies were at higher levels than what was observed during the 2008 financial crisis. High-profile chains like Gander Mountain, RadioShack, BCBG Max Azria, The Limited Stores and HHGregg have either filed for bankruptcy or Chapter 9 protection. Department stores like Macy’s and Sears continue to shutter locations across the U.S.

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Opening a restaurant? Why an architect is more valuable to you than you may think.

You are going to open a new restaurant? That’s awesome! There has never been a better time. Online shopping is only increasing and shopping centers need more restaurants to attract shoppers.  You have your idea for the restaurant, now you need to establish your team of consultants that focus on the items that aren’t your specialty;

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Enhancing the Patient Experience through Efficient Design

Let’s be realistic, no one looks forward to going to the dentist. For many patients, it can be a daunting experience, but through efficient design, it can be a place that people can feel comfortable. The space can be the main driver in retaining existing patients and attracting potential patients, which, in turn, will generate revenue for you and your practice.

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