On the ground with CRTKL: EMEA leaders plan for a new normal and a future beyond that

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a three-part series capturing perspectives from across CallisonRTKL’s global offices and exploring how we are responding to COVID-19 locally, tactically and personally. In this final chapter, leaders from our EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) teams share their path to recovery and resiliency. Photo: Saadiyat Grove – The inclusive […]

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New York City and Retail – New Beginnings, New Opportunities

Featured image: Nike Foot Locker House of Hoops (Harlem, NYC, NY). CRTKL was Architect of Record (not design) for this project. Every time NYC faces a crisis, we reflect, we learn, we innovate and evolve, and we emerge stronger than before. That’s what we do.  New Yorkers are the definition of resiliency. Nineteen years after […]

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On the Ground with CRTKL: US Leaders Tackle an Evolving World

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a three-part series capturing perspectives from across CallisonRTKL’s global offices and exploring how we are responding to COVID-19 locally, tactically and personally. In this edition, US leaders share the surprising solutions they have found in the face of an ever-evolving world. Read part 1 here.  Matt Billerbeck: Human-Centric Design […]

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Placemaking: Overused Buzzword, Undervalued Pursuit

The discussion around Placemaking is evolving with new commentary and research stemming from across the human sciences. Today, numerous disciplines from sociology and anthropology to philosophy and environmental psychology all take part in the debate around this concept. Despite these multiple contributors, placemaking is commonly overlooked as nothing more than a buzzword. Danish architect Jan […]

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On the Ground with CRTKL: APAC Leaders Respond to Crisis

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a series across CallisonRTKL’s offices to explore how our people around the world are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we speak to leaders in our Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Photo: CallisonRTKL-designed Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters in Beijing, China. Read part 2 here.  May Wei: Vice President, Shanghai […]

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There is No Planet B: How CRTKL is Ensuring a Resilient Future

April 22nd represents the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a celebration founded by Harvard graduate student Denis Hayes as a national teach-in about environmentalism. CallisonRTKL’s Matthew Tribe, executive director in the firm’s Dubai office, and Pablo La Roche, associate vice president in the Los Angeles office, reflect on what Earth Day 2020 means to architecture […]

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Connectivity During Crisis: Notes on Resiliency from IT & GTS

Though CallisonRTKL is best known for its work as a global architecture, design and planning practice, the company relies heavily on its firmwide team to maintain its internal infrastructure and allow everyone to do their best work. These are the web developers, the facilities teams, the technology specialists that keep the day-to-day operations of the […]

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