Clark Patterson Lee | Blog http://clarkpattersonlee.com/ Clark Patterson Lee Blog en Copyright 2020 2020-10-22T10:11:47-04:00 <![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Suwanee]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-suwanee-2 http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-suwanee-2 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Suwanee, GA - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Kenneth Timpson, P.E. its civil engineering team in Suwanee, GA.

As a member of the civil engineering team, Timpson will be responsible for a variety of transportation projects from initial concept to final design. With more than 30 years of roadway design experience, he is an expert in roadway drainage design and MS-4 design as it relates to highway projects.

Timpson has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a licensed engineer in the State of Georgia as well as a member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across 5 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2020-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Rochester is Poised For a Renaissance]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-rochester-is-poised-for-a-renaissance http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-rochester-is-poised-for-a-renaissance There’s still a quiet buzz in the area downtown. You may not notice immediately, but its there. It’s not coming from the work-week lunch crowd at Midtown or the last second crowd frantically finishing up at Genesee Brewery before heading over the bridge to Frontier Field. No, the typical summer sounds of our region have been muted. If you listen closely though, you can hear it. The buzz.

While the rest of the country seems to be on pause, our region continues to buzz along quietly, unaware of the opportunity that we have. Work from home has noticeably affected downtown’s vibe. Many who call downtown home five days a week may be surprised to see all that has happened when they return.

CPL's Jason Streb, AIA is discussing how Rochester is poised for a Renaissance.

>> Click here to read the full article, featured in the Rochester Business Journal (RBJ).

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2020-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Residential Design Trends Reflect Generational Preferences]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-residential-design-trends-reflect-generational-preferences http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-residential-design-trends-reflect-generational-preferences Since March, most Americans have been spending more time at home. The results of this situation have created a massive demand on home improvement projects and caused even more disruption in an already strained materials supply chain (lumber, for instance, is at huge premium).

Beyond tackling the “honey-do list” or upgrade project, people are rethinking their living spaces and, in many instances, asking them to do more. The living room, kitchen and bedroom now need to accommodate an office, classroom or exercise space. Virtual life is a commonality, yet virtual living seems to be the next frontier undiscovered. If so, how can designers create spaces that accommodate our multi-purpose lifestyle? More importantly, how can construction be as flexible as our devices?

CPL's Jason Streb, AIA tackles these questions and more as he discusses how residential design trends reflect generational preferences.

>> Click here to read the full article, featured in the Rochester Business Journal (RBJ).

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2020-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: COVID Forces Us to Reevaluate How We Inhabit Buildings]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-covid-forces-us-to-reevaluate-how-we-inhabit-buildings http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-covid-forces-us-to-reevaluate-how-we-inhabit-buildings For better or worse, people are paying attention to their physical space now more than ever. As the region and state continue re-opening, our view of the commonplace is now seen through the lens of the pandemic.

CPL architectural team member, Jason Streb, AIA, is sharing his thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to re-evaluate how we inhabit buildings.

>> Click here to read the full article, featured in the Rochester Business Journal (RBJ).

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2020-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Virtual Training for New Healthcare Facilities]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-virtual-training-for-new-healthcare-facilities http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-virtual-training-for-new-healthcare-facilities Training staff for the opening a new facility can be extremely difficult, especially during a pandemic. The traditional method of onsite workflow planning is immensely limited at this time. CPL and its Creative Labs Team were recently commissioned by the Rochester Regional Health System to develop a fully interactive, virtual training model for front line workers to become familiar with their new spaces in the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care tower in Rochester, NY.

>> Click here to learn more about this great, virtual training model, featured as the Cover Story in the October issue of the Rochester Engineer

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2020-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Chamblee]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-chamblee http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-chamblee Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Chamblee, GA - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Gregory Castater to its civil engineering team in Chamblee, GA.

As a member of the civil engineering team, Castater will cover design at all stages for a variety of transportation engineering projects. With experience working for multiple Department of Transportation (DOT) projects throughout the Northeast, he most recently served as a Transportation Engineer for Point Engineering.

Castater has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut and holds an OSHA 10 certification. He is also an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across 5 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.comto learn more.

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2020-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Somers]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-somers-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-somers-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Somers, NY - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Joseph Plouffe, RA, NCARB to its architectural team in Somers, NY.

Plouffe joins the architectural as a Project Manager, responsible for leading and managing the coordination of design teams and consultants from pre-design through close out. This includes managing the development of design drawings, construction documents, and providing construction administration services.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Plouffe has an innovative design sense and expertise in communicating creative ideas through new technologies. He is most passionate about providing attentive service and producing quality technical documents that ensure a client’s needs are always met.

Prior to joining CPL, Plouffe served as the Director of Architectural Services at Tinkelman Architecture in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has a master’s degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Additionally, Plouffe is a Registered Architecture in New York State and NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Board) Certified.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across 5 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.comto learn more.

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2020-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hires in Buffalo]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hires-in-buffalo http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hires-in-buffalo Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Buffalo, NY - Thursday, October 1, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Louis Henley and Mustafa Shakoor, EIT to its civil engineering team in Buffalo, NY.

As a member of the civil engineering team, Henley will assist with drafting, design, and cost estimates for a variety of transportation engineering projects. He joins the CPL team after serving six years at Powell’s Paving and Maintenance. Henley has an associate degree in business administration from SUNY Genesee Community College and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo. Outside the office, he is the President of the Newstead Fire Company.

Also joining the civil engineering team, Shakoor will design and draft a variety of transportation engineering projects, including new roadways, curb ramps and conducting inspections. Prior to joining CPL, he served as a Highway Design Engineering Intern at the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 5, where he became very familiar with NYSDOT standards and specifications. Shakoor has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo and a New York State EIT (Engineer In Training) Certification.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across 5 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.comto learn more.

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2020-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Rochester, NY - Friday, June 12, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Nicole Cullen to its civil engineering team in Rochester, NY.

As a member of the civil engineering team, Cullen will assist with drafting, design, construction management and surveying for a variety of project types. Prior to joining CPL as a full-time team member, she served as an intern while earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across 5 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.comto learn more.

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2020-06-12T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Somers]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-somers http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-somers Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Somers, NY - Wednesday, June 6, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Victoria Dolan to its administrative team in Somers, NY.

In her new role, Dolan will provide administrative support in the form of office management, critical clerical work and scheduling meetings or events. As an experienced support and client services professional, she has superior communication and time management skills. Both organized and highly efficient, Dolan is an expert in streamlining tasks and helping others do their jobs more productively.

Dolan has an associates of applied science degree in business administration from Westchester Community College. She is also a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across 5 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.comto learn more.

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2020-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Design Charettes at CPL]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-design-charettes-at-cpl http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-design-charettes-at-cpl The concept of “design” and the role it plays here at CPL is a broad topic that encompasses our culture, our people and our work.

Design is an essential part of Who We Are. It crosses all disciplines and practice teams and is embedded in our everyday decision-making process. It impacts our clients, our partnerships, our communities and our people. It also affects the way we work, collaborate, mentor and evolve as design professionals.

To put it frankly, we care deeply about design.

One of the ways we stay dedicated to facilitating a culture that is centered around design is by having frequent “Design Charettes” in each of our offices. These charettes are collaborative brainstorming sessions that can range anywhere from a quick, impromptu conversation to a planned, intensive discussion involving multiple team members and stakeholders. At CPL, charette sessions are important internal tools that allow us to inspire one another, push creative boundaries, and explore unique design solutions for our clients.


In CPL’s Buffalo, NY office, our team has monthly design charettes that are typically focused on specific projects or proposal submissions. These scheduled workshops occur during a lunch hour and are always advertised as open invitations for anyone in the office to attend. All team members are encouraged to sit in, share their thoughts, absorb ideas, and most importantly, be inspired.

“Prior to each charette, a Project Manager will often share key project goals and information, including project specs, floor plans and images to help us all prepare for the upcoming session,” said Carly Owczarczak, CID, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, CPL design team member in Buffalo. “I genuinely look forward to these meetings each month and appreciate the opportunity to participate in a design-focused conversation with my colleagues.”


Recently, team members in our Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY and Woodstock, GA offices worked on and completed renovations for the Northridge Church’s campus in Webster, NY. Throughout the course of the project, the team conducted several design charettes to facilitate intentional conversations around material assessments, color sections as well as the project’s overall design direction. As a result, the newly renovated space emotes a warm, industrial, “local coffee shop” feeling as soon as you walk in - a design outcome that was directly requested by the client.


Our design charettes have quickly become very powerful tools used for engaging team members, stimulating ideas and enhancing our quality of work. They allow us to garner a better understanding of each other’s perspectives and further maintain a design-oriented culture.

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2020-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: The Jonas Hill Hospital & Clinic – Designed to Heal Hearts and Minds]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-the-jonas-hill-hospital-clinic-designed-to-heal-hearts-and-minds http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-the-jonas-hill-hospital-clinic-designed-to-heal-hearts-and-minds Mental health is one of the most critical and underserved “hidden crises’” facing our communities today. This crisis has only escalated in the past six months where societal fears, anxieties and social isolation have been daily themes surrounding the global pandemic. During these turbulent times, having access to high-quality mental healthcare services has never been more important.

Fortunately, the Jonas Hill Hospital & Outpatient Clinic recently opened its doors to offer hope, healing and treatment to families and individuals struggling with mental health issues.


Located on a rolling site adjacent to UNC Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC, Jonas Hill had its grand opening in July 2020. Using holistic, team-based care, this community-minded facility is truly unique in that it combines both inpatient and outpatient services in a setting that supports healing, and promotes community awareness and involvement.

Complete with 27 beds for adult inpatient behavioral health hospitalization, Jonas Hill is equipped to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse. The facility’s integrated outpatient clinic (expected to open in 2021) will provide additional education and resources to patients and their families including behavioral health evaluations, medication management, and therapy/counseling.


CPL Architect and Project Manager, Robin Washco, AIA, NCARB, said that providing safety and security for patients and staff within a healing environment were the key drivers during the design process.

“The facility was designed to incorporate open concept architecture with high ceilings and ample natural light,” said Washco. “The goal was to eliminate dark, confined spaces and encourage optimal interactions between patients and staff, as well as nature wherever possible. Lighting was also a huge focus throughout the design as we know it has substantial impacts on a patient’s overall health, wellbeing and natural circadian rhythm.”


Additionally, all furniture, finishes and equipment used throughout the facility were thoughtfully and intentionally selected to foster a safe, soothing and non-institutional environment for patients. Ensuring no harm could potentially be brought onto one’s self or others was a top priority.

CPL Interior Designer, Molly Livingstone, NCIDQ, said the design selections were centered around natural elements with relaxed palettes to create a serene space for healing.

“The client emphasized a desire to bring in a mix of familiar and abstract imagery to help patients feel calm, while still keeping their safety in mind,” Livingstone explained. “That led our team to incorporate the well-known Blue Ridge Mountain scenery, painted by a local artist, into the group rooms. We also emphasized muted tones, natural woods, and regional materials to keep with the comfortable theming intentions.”

“Every single detail was considered to ultimately achieve a comfortable and secure environment that respects the wellbeing of everyone who enters it,” added Washco.


Jonas Hill also boasts a large outdoor courtyard with a walking track and spaces for music therapy, yoga, meditation and exercise. Designed for healing, the facility in its entirety provides transformative, clinically integrated, high-quality mental health care for members of the community.


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2020-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Introducing Spatial Data Services]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/broadcast-introducing-spatial-data-services http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/broadcast-introducing-spatial-data-services CPL is proud to introduce our Spatial Data Service offering - an evolutionary advancement in the AEC industry designed to give you access to real-world building data in the palm of your hand. Leveraging leading Reality Capture platforms, our team of spatial and building-systems experts can provide you and your team with high-quality data and insights that empower you to make better, more informed decisions about your facilities.


Click here to learn more about CPL's Spatial Data Services and/or contact SpatialDataServices@CPLteam.com today.

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2020-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: CPL Deploys 3D Technology to Design 21st Century Learning Spaces ]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-cpl-deploys-3d-technology-to-design-21st-century-learning-spaces http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-cpl-deploys-3d-technology-to-design-21st-century-learning-spaces Last year, CPL in collaboration with Mid Hudson Construction Management, completed renovations at Duchess Day School (DDS) in Millbrook, NY. The renovated portion of the academic building, affectionately known as the “Tower House,” features classrooms, offices, bathrooms and rooms for storage.

The Tower House dates to the 1950’s when the school first occupied an old farmhouse. At the time, it was designed to accommodate small, closed-off learning spaces. In hopes of bringing this area of the building into the 21st century, DDS’ Head of School, Matthew Heard, envisioned a transformation that would result in an open, more engaging learning environment that aligns with the school’s forward-thinking teaching methods.


Converting old, segmented spaces into large, open-concept classrooms is no easy task. Additionally, the aged building was originally constructed with methods that differ greatly from the modern-day standards and technologies often used today.

In order to overcome these challenges and ensure Heard’s vision was achieved, CPL had to think outside of the box to design a new structural system that would effectively open up interior spaces, while still meeting today's building codes.


The CPL team capitalized on the use of 3D camera technology, which enabled us to scan every square inch of the building to verify the location of critical structural components – a task that would ordinarily be impossible to verify without significant demolition prior to design.

Working alongside Connolly Engineering, our team easily located all structural components, and avoided the typical, costly and intrusive practice of “selective demolition.” In addition to the successful design of a new structural system, this collaborative effort resulted in a fast-tracked project schedule without any increased costs. The newly renovated “Tower House” is now equipped to accommodate 21st century learning that students can learn, grow and thrive in.


To learn more about CPL's K-12 projects, click here.

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2020-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Designing the National Comedy Center]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/broadcast-designing-the-national-comedy-center http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/broadcast-designing-the-national-comedy-center CPL has designed numerous museums around the country, but none quite as funny as this one. Coined the nation’s cultural institution dedicated to the art of comedy, the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY is the only venue of its kind that houses the history, appreciation, and preservation of comedy.


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2020-07-17T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: The Future Starts Now - Adaptability, Technology and Safety Drive Decisions for Modern Workspace]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-the-future-starts-now-adaptability-technology-and-safety-drive-decisions-for-modern-workspace http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-the-future-starts-now-adaptability-technology-and-safety-drive-decisions-for-modern-workspace As companies across the Triad are preparing to re-open their offices, many are compelled to re-imagine their workspace for the health, safety and confidence of their employees.

From minor adjustments to complete retrofits, the office of the future is rapidly becoming the office of the present as businesses grapple with creating physical separation via spacing or barriers, easily sanitized surfaces, air purification and touchless controls.

In addition existing office space, some companies and organizations that started with new construction or upfitting prior to the pandemic have adjusted design plans on the fly to meet CDC and OSHA guidelines for Covid-19 workplace safety. Among those companies is CPL, an architecture, engineering and planning firm that will move into 6,400 square feet on the fourth floor of the 400 Bellemeade building, which is nearing completion next to First National Bank Field in downtown Greensboro.

>> Click here to read the full story (by Andy Warfield) featured in the Triad Business Journal

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2020-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: HR Executive of the Year Finalists Named ]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-hr-executive-of-the-year-finalists-named http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-hr-executive-of-the-year-finalists-named Ten local human resource executives have been named finalists in the 2020 HR Executive of the Year and Rising Star Awards, hosted by the Rochester affiliate of the National Human Resources Association.

Finalists for HR Executive of the Year (small employer) include CPL's Chief Culture Officer, Katherine Metcalfe.

>> Click here to read more

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2020-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Re-Opening Schools with Healthy Water ]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-blog-re-opening-schools-with-healthy-water http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/blog-blog-re-opening-schools-with-healthy-water For several years now, filtered water bottle filling stations have become popular additions in many facilities including office buildings, community centers and schools. Besides the obvious intent to help reduce our dependency on plastic water bottles, which often end up as landfill waste, these filtered water stations offer a slew of health benefits to those who use them – especially our children.

While the importance of hydration to maintain good health isn’t breaking news, the link between hydration and learning is overtly impactful. When students are properly hydrated, they are much more likely to experience enhanced energy levels and brain function as water helps decrease the frequency of headaches, anxiety and fatigue. This fact alone makes it imperative that we provide our children with clean, free drinking water during their days at school.

A key benefit of filtered water bottle filling stations for schools is their ability to provide safe drinking water. Unfortunately, all tap water is not created equally. Luckily, filtered water bottle filling stations are equipped with high-performance filters and cooling systems, making them capable of removing common tap water contaminants such as chlorine and lead.

Another key benefit that these stations offer is the ability to provide clean water to everyone without the substantial risk of spreading germs and viruses. The machine’s touchless feature helps eliminate the risk of spreading or contracting a disease through surface contact. Also, most fill stations are designed to prevent the build-up of grime and standing water, which eliminates mold growth and other bacteria from settling in.

Where applicable, it is also recommended to install a water bottle filling attachment (ie. a Brita faucet attachment) as part of classroom sinks. With most elementary students confined to one classroom, it is important to have purified water that is easily accessible for the students and teachers.

As schools continue to re-open, CPL encourages both our clients and Practice leaders to continually refer back to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduction Operation. It is recommended that all water fixtures get thoroughly flushed, and faucet aerators are removed and cleaned before the school year begins.

CPL’s K-12 Practice team understands just how essential it is to provide students with safe, clean drinking water. Whether at home or in a school environment, making quality water easily accessible gives children a greater incentive to hydrate more often, which inevitably contributes to greater energy and productivity. Click here for more information on the many benefits of providing access to drinking water.

Furthermore, over the last two weeks, our K-12 Practice team has committed to only drinking water in an effort to save money on coffee, lattes, sodas, juices, etc. All money saved has been donated to The Water Project.

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2020-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Design for 21st Century Learning]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/broadcast-design-for-21st-century-learning http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/broadcast-design-for-21st-century-learning CPL's K-12 Practice Team has adapted to 21st Century Learning by designing breakthrough learning spaces that incorporate advancements in technology and fuel student success.


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2020-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: A Window Into Comedy’s Past and Future]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-a-window-into-comedys-past-and-future http://clarkpattersonlee.org:80/blog/buzz-a-window-into-comedys-past-and-future The National Comedy Center, which opened in Jamestown, New York in 2018, is home to the country’s foremost archive of the history and art form of comedy. The groundbreaking museum is housed, in part, in a remarkable historic building – the Jamestown Gateway Station.

The station, built between 1930 and 1932, featured Hope’s custom steel windows as part of its chic Art Deco design. As a result, Hope’s Windows, Inc., another Jamestown institution, was a natural choice to provide steel replacement windows for the historic building as well as steel windows and doors for the new construction when the National Comedy Center redeveloped the site. Since then, Hope’s Windows has continued to support the National Comedy Center and its contributions to the wider Jamestown community.

>> Learn more about Hope's Window and the National Comedy Center in the latest issue of Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine.

Also, be sure to check out this behind-the-scenes look at our design team's process and the museum’s impact on the larger Jamestown community.


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2020-09-01T00:00:00-04:00