An Ally to Diversity: The Importance of Fostering Inclusivity with James Lai

Voices and Perspectives is a series from CallisonRTKL to elevate the perspectives of our people. We are grateful for their commitment to facilitate and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity in our firm and beyond. Today, we’re talking to Associate Director James Lai about his commitment to being an ally of diversity and fostering inclusivity amongst […]

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Much Ado About Zoom: Curving Burnout with Porsche Ellison

Voices and Perspectives is a series from CallisonRTKL to elevate the perspectives of our people. We are grateful for their commitment to facilitate and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity in our firm and beyond. Today, we’re talking to Project Assistant Porsche Ellison about the necessity of human connection in a time rife with uncertainty.  Porsche […]

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The Only One in the Room: A Conversation with Lucy Baraquio

Voices and Perspectives is a series from CallisonRTKL to elevate the perspectives of our people. We are grateful for their commitment to facilitate and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity in our firm and beyond. Today, we’re talking to Vice President Lucy Baraquio about her experience as a queer woman of color in the AEC industry. […]

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Inspiring Humanity in Mental Healthcare: A Q&A with Dan Thomas

With over 25 years of experience in healthcare design and planning domestically and internationally, Dan Thomas knows healthcare. Today, in celebration of World Mental Health Day, we speak to him about the importance of maintaining patient humanity in the face of mental healthcare in a global pandemic. What is the personal importance of mental healthcare […]

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Mental Health by Design: A Q&A with Pablo La Roche

Pablo La Roche is an associate vice president in CallisonRTKL’s Los Angeles office and the firm’s Performance-Driven Design leader– implementing sustainable design in projects worldwide. Today, in celebration of World Mental Health Day, we speak to him about the importance of embedding mental health care in architecture itself. What is the importance of mental health […]

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Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia (SEA) Urbanization: Three Pillars For Sustained Prosperity

Vietnam recently announced that it would allow international flights to six major cities– a good indication that Southeast Asia’s economic engines are beginning to turn– a result of the exceptional measures taken to contain the COVID-19 crisis. Comparable low infection and low mortality rates have given governments confidence and assurance that the region is ready […]

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Sitting Down with Ridge Dixon

What inspired you to become an architect? RD: My father was in the business, so I was familiar with the profession from a young age. He taught me how to draw and got me my first T-square and triangles when I was probably about six years old. What has been the most striking change you’ve […]

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