For years, brands like IKEA and Lego have been ubiquitous on the retail scene in the United States. Recently, global brands like Mango (Spain), Uniqlo (Japan), and Zara (also Spain) have launched large expansion plans with American shoppers in mind.
Retail real estate has been enjoying its biggest revival in years as a direct reaction to pandemic-related behaviors.
Artist Michael Heizer created “City” three hours north of Las Vegas over the course of five decades. The installation is one of the largest artworks in the world and cost over $40 million in construction and maintenance.
While some buildings are slated for complete transformation through adaptive reuse, others are protected exactly as they are for their historic significance. Every year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation creates a list of “endangered historic places” in the United States. The list has been developed since 1988 to draw attention to places in danger of being torn down or damaged.
When it comes to adaptive reuse, the process of transforming an existing building for a purpose other than what it was built or designed for, motivations can range. Whether the goals are environmentally driven, resource preservation, or maintaining historic value, adaptive reuse has become a solution to some of our modern problems of the built environment.
COR3 Design is proud to welcome the newest addition to our team, Jon Coutinho. Jon joined the leadership team to head up the Cold Storage and Industrial Services division, where he partners closely with our client, RL Cold, to design and oversee cold storage facilities in particular.
Recently, Terri and Brian Doiron returned from Italy, where they immersed themselves in the art and history of the country. Specifically, Terri relished the opportunity to see the Renaissance paintings of Luca Signorelli, a distant ancestor, in person.
The Doirons, like many architect/designer families, are obsessed with the arts. Their children all play an instrument or dance, even pursuing career opportunities focused on their unique gifting.