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.
July 29th, 2010
Yunnan Allen, a designer from our Los Angeles studio, was one of two annual winners of HMC’s internal [X]ref Travel Fellowship. The program and annual competition for HMC employees, was established to expose individuals to experiences that connect them to a wider span of influence, with the hope that these experiences will result in personal growth and creative renewal that is reflected into all aspects of their lives. Each winner receives an extra week of paid time off and a $4,000 travel stipend to use to go anywhere in the world. For her journey, Yunnan proposed a cultural exploration of the musical history of China. We’ve asked Yunnan to share her experience and how her travels have influenced her work at HMC.
July 9th, 2010
Working out of HMC’s Ontario, Calif., studio, Evan Troxel is a designer and mentor to others during work hours, a college professor after hours, and an instructional video blogger way after hours. Still perplexed as to when Evan finds time to sleep, we sat down to find out what amazing things he’s working on and how he fits it all into a day’s work.
June 21st, 2010
We think so. And so does Architectural Record magazine, who is having a Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest to prove that sketching still matters. HMC’s Ontario and Los Angeles offices participated in the spontaneous sketching contest. Each sketcher entered up to 6 sketches that explain or workout a concept, which will be judged by Architectural Record editors. Winners will be published in the August 2010 issue.