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Placework Ideas

Our First Anniversary

 As we look to the future, we’re thinking about improvement not only within Placework, but how we can drive positive change.   Celebrating B Corps Around the table at Placework we contemplate important questions daily. Bold inquiry is a part of our everyday life, because how can we envision a better future if we aren’t... Read more »

Nature-Based Education

At Placework we think deeply about the assets of the natural world and how we can act as responsible stewards so that future generations can inhabit thriving natural ecosystems that coexist with the built environment. “It was a life changing day - seeing what can happen outdoors, feeling how it impacted me, and how it... Read more »

Living Future Accreditation

The course of study which Brian recently undertook is Living Future Accreditation, a professional credential that recognizes proficiency in the world’s most ambitious, advanced, and holistic sustainable design standards. It’s a big thought - a building is not just a mechanical thing, it is a living thing. There were many “aha!” moment’s for Principal Brian... Read more »

PODCAST INSPIRATION

“We know for certain is that when we refuse to accept the status quo as inevitable and strive to bring about change, we can have a powerful effect in inspiring others to do the same.” – Sarah Ichioka + Michael Pawlyn Do you turn to podcasts to be riveted by true crime, learn new things,... Read more »

CLINTON SHEERR AWARD

Placework co-founder Alyssa Murphy was recognized with AIA New Hampshire's highest honor at their annual awards event, as recently reported in the New England Real Estate Journal:   Kennsington, NH Alyssa Murphy, AIA, of Placework is the winner of the 2022 Clinton Sheerr Award for Excellence in New Hampshire Architecture. The prize was presented by the... Read more »

A FIRST INTERNSHIP

    This post was written by Maisie Sanderson, a junior at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She served as the Architectural Intern for Placework during the summer of 2022. This fall I will be a junior in the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s B. S. Architecture program. Wentworth builds practical experience into the curriculum by… Read more »

DESIGN JUSTICE

“Justice can be an outcome; it can also be an intentional process that leads to an intended outcome” -AIA Justice in the Built Environment     The past several weeks our team has been gathering weekly to talk about how the concept of justice intersects with our work. The basis of our discussion was a... Read more »

MUNICIPAL CLIMATE ACTION PLANS

A good climate action plan is not just a laundry list of regulations; it should help cities and towns advance the goals for development, health, equity, resiliency, and job creation while preparing for the impacts of climate change. Many NH seacoast municipalities are currently developing Climate Action Plans. In Portsmouth, a group of residents that... Read more »

BUILDING AS CLIMATE ACTION

How can we do better?  How can we redirect a process that we have shaped to be destructive to the natural world into one that is regenerative? Climate action comes in many forms. From individual habits to federal policy, corporate initiatives to art installations, climate action is often perceived as something other than business as... Read more »

THIS JUST IN: OUR JUST 2.0 LABEL

Just is a nutrition label for socially just and equitable organizations – International Living Future Institute Placework is proud to share the news that we are now one of the 150+ organizations in the world to have received a Just 2.0 label. This voluntary disclosure tool asks organizations to review their practices “through a social... Read more »