Archive for August, 2010
August 12th, 2010
By Evan Troxel, Reposted from Method
Designers: Robert Mosakowski // Evan Troxel, HMC Architects
After a recent meeting with Loma Linda University Medical Center, we were tasked with creating a branded environment for a fund raising event to promote PossAbilities Square. They wanted to use their grand opening ceremony for their new physical rehabilitation department as an opportunity to introduce the final build-out of their program, which is going to be used as the next step after rehabilitation—practice for the real world. PossAbilities Square bridges the gap between traditional physical therapy and the real world by putting patients in real-world scenarios before they get out into the public. The space would contain situations and obstacles like ramps, stairs, cars, buses, ATMs, and grocery aisles to give patients an opportunity to practice before going out and getting on the world’s stage.
August 5th, 2010
It’s not news that current economic conditions have left California’s state budgets in limbo. Among the hardest hit by budget cuts has been the state’s education system, forcing school districts—from administrators to teachers to students—to be more creative with their resources. The uncertainties of the state budget and global bond markets have left many districts concerned about the future success of their school. John Nichols, HMC’s Pre-K-12 Practice Leader, has written an industry paper exploring some of these concerns, and what districts can be doing to make the most of a challenging situation.
Read the full report here: Top District Concerns of 2010