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February 22, 2017

The University of Virginia: Industry Expert Discussion

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We believe it’s important to inspire the next generation of architects. Julie Nelson recently joined her alma mater as a guest on their Career Center’s Industry Expert webcast, along with fellow alumnus, Jeffrey Murphy of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick. The series is aimed at providing students with real world advice from practicing professionals in their field of expertise. Below is a sneak peek into the conversation, the full webcast can be viewed here.

UVA: Why did you choose a career in this industry?
Julie: I chose this career as a chance to do something creative and tangible (and a love of cities and the built environment).

UVA: What can students do to prepare for their first year of experience?
Julie: It’s important to gather a broad range of experience early on: construction, technology, design and collaboration. Try as many things as you can, especially when you’re young…ask questions and try it all.  Tap into the collaborative ethos of architecture.

For more information about having BKSK involved with your school or organization, please email bkskinfo@bksk.com.
(pictured above, Convent of the Sacred Heart Athletics & Wellness Center, a building that serves as a living “teaching tool”).

 

February 10, 2017

free lunch & tammany hall

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BKSK recently launched our new in-house lunch and learn series, “free lunch &…” with a presentation about Tammany Hall.  Over forty BKSK attendees got an in-depth look at the process of designing an 11,500 square foot glass dome addition to a landmark building.

The Tammany Hall team – Todd Poisson, David Ettinger and James Wilson – talked about the challenges they faced in turning their 2012 competition entry into reality.  They shared their research of thermal, environmental and acoustical issues as well as analyses of different glass solutions like frit/tint variations, tectonic shading and dynamic glass.

Let our presenters and attendees tell you how it went!

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February 1, 2017

There IS such thing as “free lunch”

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At BKSK, our greatest asset is our people. We are lucky to be surrounded by a diverse group of thinkers, creators, movers, and shakers. That’s why we are pleased to announce “free lunch &…” – a new in-house lunch and learn series to exchange ideas, foster creativity and culture, and innovate! From rendering techniques to zoning changes, from sustainable design practices to your latest vacation, we are asking our team to share their experiences and knowledge…and in exchange, we’ll feed them. We will be hosting one per month to give everyone time to digest. Following each presentation, our staff will share their thoughts and feedback on (Po)st, so we encourage you to check back periodically for updates!