1/24/2018 | Posted at 12:42 pm

Designing for the Future: Adaptable Garages

In Los Angeles, up to 14 percent of all land is devoted to parking (per SCAG data 3.3 parking spaces for every registered car). Vast parking lots, or behemoth above grade parking structures, are occupying desirable real estate downtown – land that could be used for more offices, retail, or housing. In the future, studies…

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1/24/2018 | Posted at 12:41 pm

Building A Better Box: Density 2.0

Cross-laminated timber’s (CLT) benefits have been evident for years – rivaling concrete and steel in performance, but with a smaller environmental impact. At GGLO, Principal Ted Panton is advancing the applicability of mass timber in urban environments with the development of a CLT-hybrid system, which can be applied in both conventional  framing and modular project work. …

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12/26/2017 | Posted at 9:15 am

Does the JUST Label Really Make Organizations More Just?

This article was originally published in Living Future’s Trim Tab In 2014, GGLO started to explore the new nutrition label for socially just and equitable organizations being developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Known as the JUST Label, the program is a voluntary disclosure tool founded on simple, yet profound goals: Improve organizational…

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11/1/2017 | Posted at 3:17 pm

Fostering an Inclusive Community

As we wrap up inclusive design month at GGLO, we’re reflecting on how we can use our experiences to help us design more inclusively. We’re continuing to push ourselves to go beyond incorporating only the minimum accessibility requirements, with the goal of creating holistic designs that build an optimal experience for everyone. Our industry has…

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10/3/2017 | Posted at 4:47 pm

Going Beyond the Code

GGLO has always been a proponent of accessible design. Yes, it’s the law, but it’s also an essential piece of our mission to design spaces that inspire community. We design distinct places where people connect and thrive – believing that the fundamental desire to interact and feel and be moved by something can be evoked…

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10/3/2017 | Posted at 3:14 pm

Design that Works for Everyone

Written by Jennifer McDougall Watt It is time to move beyond designing to meet only the minimum accessibility code requirements, and begin to consider all abilities and stages in life when we create our built environment. According to the 2010 US Census Bureau, nearly 1 in 5 people have some form of disability, and the…

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7/19/2017 | Posted at 9:33 am

A City With Room for Everyone

A vision set forth for Los Angeles in 1970 still has powerful relevance in 2017 Written by Gerhard Mayer Los Angeles is stuck between a desperate need of housing and its fear of becoming a looming metropolis with even more traffic. After Measure S (a recently defeated slow growth measure), the chasm between pro-development forces…

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3/21/2017 | Posted at 11:13 am

GGLO Senior Living Design Trends

Written By: Jim Morrison Changing The Public’s Perception of Aging The public’s perception of aging is always changing, causing forward-thinking providers and their designers to think ahead and plan how to accommodate new resident’s expectations to ensure that their communities remain competitive. Innovation in senior living means that design has never been more important for creating…

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2/24/2017 | Posted at 11:39 am

Successful Buildings For A Better City

This article was originally published on Streetsblog LA. There is a tug of war going on between fans of Measure S, which is threatening to stop L.A.’s urban evolution in March; and growth proponents who all too readily embrace tower construction wherever a spot of land exists to build them. But Angelinos, meanwhile, are uneasy…

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11/8/2016 | Posted at 1:21 pm

The Human Side of Senior Living

Jerry’s been an architect designing senior housing for 20 years, but has developed a fresh perspective during the six years he spent helping his mother move several times as her care needs increased.

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