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MASS Design Discusses ‘The Commodification of Architecture’ in Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review is an an award-winning publication covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses. In a recent op-ed, Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Lab (MDLab) discuss the true cost of not investing in a better-designed built environment. Shaw Contract Group is partnering with MDLab to support an global innovation research lab that will unite design an public health for the improved well being of the world. Read the article HERE.

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Arizona State University’s Student Health Services Makes for a Sustainable Story

As featured online with Architechtural Record, Arizona State University’s Student Health Center designed by Lake | Flato (in collaboration with architect of record Orcutt | Winslow of Phoenix) is a great example of functional, sustainable design Shaw Contract Group Ecoworx and Eco Solution Q products (The Eccentric tile, for instance) add to the sustainable story. Read more HERE.

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MASS Design named Center for Health Design’s 2013 Changemaker Award Winner

Congratulations to MASS Design Group who been named by the Center of Health Design as the winner of the 2013 Changemaker Award! Michael Murphy, co-founder of MASS Design Group, will officially accept the Changemaker Award at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference, in Orlando, FL.

Shaw Contract Group is proud to be affiliated with MASS Design Group through the MASS Design Lab – a global innovation laboratory that will cultivate innovation, research, and development by addressing the crisis of the build environment.

Read more about the announcement HERE.


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STUDY: Classroom Design Can Affect How Children Learn

In a pilot study by the University of Salford and architects from Nightingale Associates, it was found that the classroom environment can affect a child’s academic progress over a year by as much as 25%. Factors such as colors, noise, personalization, natural light and fresh air were all evaluated in the study. Click HERE to read information on the Universities website regarding the study.

The Centennial Project – Lau Family Wing at Crescent School by CS&P Architects features Shaw Contract Group Forest tile

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A Community Works Together to Solve Healthcare Access Challenges

The newly renovated Good Samaritan Free Health Center celebrated its dedication on February 26, 2013 and is now open for services in Price Hill, Ohio thanks to the hard work and dedication of individuals at TriHealth and The Good Samaritan Foundation. The center is designed to provide over 1,200 uninsured people living in the area with much needed medical and dental services. A growing number physicians, nurses and social workers are volunteering time and services to the center with the ultimate goal of improving the overall health of the community.

Generous donations of design and construction services for the 4,200 sf renovation project were provided by GBBN Architects and Turner Construction. Shaw Contract Group and Shaw Hard Surfaces is proud to be a part of the center through donation of flooring for the facility. Read more about the communities efforts HERE.

Lobby at the new Good Samaritan Free Health Center

 Images: GBBN Architects

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