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911: Resuscitating a Dead Mall

911: Resuscitating a Dead Mall

Once on the Dead Malls list, the former Sycamore Mall made a huge comeback and is now a vibrant and unique shopping and entertainment destination known as the Iowa City Marketplace.

Mall Anchor Sinks

Mall Anchor Sinks

When Sears went dark at Coral Ridge Mall, it left a large vacancy at the front door to the regional shopping center. Brookfield Properties, the mall’s owner, saw this as an opportunity to create a more dynamic retail presence.

Paul's Discount Store: Raise the (New) Roof

Paul's Discount Store: Raise the (New) Roof

When one door closes another door opens.

Marketplace at Clinton: Hole-y Retail, Big Box!

Marketplace at Clinton: Hole-y Retail, Big Box!

It’s a story familiar across America. A big-box retailer closes its door and leaves a large, dark windowless-building along a major thoroughfare.

Back from the Dead: Breathing Life into Large, Empty Retail Spaces

Back from the Dead: Breathing Life into Large, Empty Retail Spaces

“Back from the Dead” suggests that there is some kind of “Retail Apocalypse” happening in America today…and if you read the headlines, you may think that is true.

Well Certification: The Building Rating System on the Rise

Well Certification: The Building Rating System on the Rise

In today’s competitive market, recruiting and retaining talent is a top priority. Investing in that talent means companies are continually looking for ways to improve their quality of life.

Identifying Aquatic Resources a Key Step When Planning Development

Identifying Aquatic Resources a Key Step When Planning Development

If you are developing in Iowa, it’s important to include wetland delineation early on in your site selection process to avoid costly design changes due to regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).

What is shrinking and turning green? Multi-Family Housing!

What is shrinking and turning green? Multi-Family Housing!

Many areas of the country are lacking in affordable housing options for young professionals and empty nesters.

Traffic Data Collection: A Useful Tool for All Industries & Markets

Traffic Data Collection: A Useful Tool for All Industries & Markets

Traffic data collection tools equip you with knowledge to accurately and quickly identify possible problems, their causes and viable solutions to meet your wants and needs.

Build Outside the Box – Finding Ways to Innovate in Urban Development

Build Outside the Box – Finding Ways to Innovate in Urban Development

See panelists advice for architects, city planners, developers and engineers on how to be innovative and still get your ideas approved.

3 Ways to Improve Your Workplace

3 Ways to Improve Your Workplace

“A physical space is the body language of an organization – with its own grammar that can be tweaked and modified to produce desirable habits.”

Redefining Expectations of Senior Living

Redefining Expectations of Senior Living

The senior living environment has evolved dramatically over the past 25 years. These new facilities are changing the discussion from when do I need to move to when can I move!

Workplace design: An Opportunity to Market a Company’s Brand

Workplace design: An Opportunity to Market a Company’s Brand

By embracing your company's culture in your workplace design, we can create an inspiring and engaging place to work for your employees.

Signs Your Office Needs a Redesign

Signs Your Office Needs a Redesign

How do you know when your office is in need of an office renovation?

Revitalize Commercial Properties by Repositioning them into Vibrant Marketplaces

Revitalize Commercial Properties by Repositioning them into Vibrant Marketplaces

With more and more people turning to online retailers for their shopping needs commercial properties are facing different challenges than before.

Collaborative Culture is Not Achieved with Beautiful Spaces

Collaborative Culture is Not Achieved with Beautiful Spaces

Simply adding a beautiful space to your office and calling it a collaborative area will not create a collaborative culture.