Published Articles

modularModular Construction: Rising to the Challenge

Mobilizing to provide critical infrastructure to meet  immediate needs

Engineering News-Record, June 2020

Maximizing Value with Interior Glass Door Solutions
Sliding Door

Interior glass walls and doors gain traction in workplaces and multi-unit studios and lofts

Architectural Record, January 2020

CertainteedNatural Materials in Biophilic Design

In creating a direct connection to nature, wood ceilings and wall systems can boost occupant health, well-being, and productivity

Architectural Record, May 2020

Targeting 2030  2030

With close to a decade to go, how close is the building sector to reaching its carbon neutral goal in the race against climate change?  

Architectural Products, January 2019

Steinhardt Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

Tel Aviv’s Wooden Treasure Chest: Wrapped in a wooden façade resembling Noah’s Ark, the new Steinhardt Museum of Natural History creates a new city landmark.

Architectural Products. January 2019

10 Hudson Yards
10 Hudson

The first of 16 new developments on Manhattan’s west side, a striking high-rise features an expertly crafted curtain wall system held together by high-tensile cables 

Metals in Construction, Spring 2017

Healthcare acousticsA Sound Plan: How To Achieve Optimal Healthcare Acoustics

Healthcare Design, December 2016

CoreNet Global: The Essential Guide to Corporate Real Estate 2015   Corenet

Chapter 14: Sustainability
Chapter 15:
Workplace Strategy & Mobility
Chapter 17: Partnering

BIM for Greener Interiors

BIM interiorsInterior designers stand to benefit from BIM and BIM-compatible software just as much as architects and contractors. From highly accurate clash detection to reduced change orders to a much more streamlined design and construction process, BIM is poised to continue its upward trend from novelty to best practice, eventually becoming an industry standard.

Environmental Design+Construction CEU, Fall 2015

Public privateA New Dimension
As highly collaborative endeavors, today's research parks are driving innovation, technological advancement and economic growth

Architectural Products, September 2015

Rediscovering Wood

AP Wood With a plethora of sustainable benefits, wood also offers an under-appreciated value as a structural material.

Architectural Products, November 2014

On-site corporateOnsite Corporate Clinics Provide Business Class Care
In an effort to contain rising employee healthcare costs and attract and retain talent, more and more corporations are opening up healthcare clinics right inside their office buildings

Healthcare Design, October 2014

Geothermal, Ready for Prime Timegeothermal
Despite being a highly sustainable, renewable energy strategy, ironically, geothermal systems have captured less than 2 percent of the HVAC market, to date. That's about to change.

Green Builder, September 2014

                    net zeroNet Zero in the Desert Heat
An innovative passive ventilation system and large daylighting installation trim down AC and lighting loads to make net zero a reality for DPR in Arizona.

Net Zero Buildings, June 2014 (pg. 13)

Allsteel RiseAn A+ for Collaboration
Task chairs on casters, modular furniture, multimedia platforms and comfortable loungue furnishings are supporting today's collaborative, flexible higher education environments.

Architectural Products, September 2013

K-12 School Design that Pays Off for StudentsBDC K-12
As school districts struggle to find capital to build and maintain energy-efficient, healthy environments, K-12 projects teams are developing strategies to support high-performance educational facilities while staying on budget.

Building Design+Construction, September 2013

LPAImmersive Branding for Commercial Interior Design
A far cry from a simple sign on the entry, today’s progressive branding schemes have evolved into immersive environments which truly tell a story about their organization. LPA Inc. blog, June 2013 (ghostwrite)
The Business of Branding Commercial Interiors
LPA blog, April 2013
Corporate Branding Strategy Secrets to Success
LPA blog, September 2013 (ghostwrite)                                           

Healthcare Design for the AgesAssisted Living
While assisted living and continuing care retirement community (CCRC) developers were going like gangbusters a few short years ago, the picture is quite different today.

Healthcare Design, March 2013

                    HopkinsNew Patient Tower Serves as a Beacon in Baltimore
What do you get when you combine a Monet painting with a world-class medical institution? The answer is a striking, multicolored curtainwall façade for Johns Hopkins Medical Center's new 1.6-million-square-foot patient care building.

Healthcare Design/Healthcare Building Ideas, August 2012

Applying BIM, Retro-StyleBIM Ohio State
While increasing percentages of hospitals and healthcare facilities are harnessing the power of building information modeling (BIM) for planning and new construction, very few have applied its potential to ongoing facilities management and operations like Ohio State University Medical Center.

Healthcare Building Ideas, June 2012

                    EDCThe BIM Revolution
Whether it’s clash detection, an expedited project delivery process, fewer change orders, increased collaboration or optimized MEP systems design, building information modeling continues to prove its worth.

Environmental Design+Construction, April 2012

Modern and Minimalist, Yet Sophisticatedirit axelrod
Clean, simple, restrained, modern, serene and sophisticated -- these words embody the signature style of the Israeli-born and bred architect, Irit Axelrod.

Architectural Products, March 2012

community leadersHospitals as Community Leaders
From weight loss competitions to free health screenings to educational programs to teddy bear clinics, hospitals are actively promoting health and wellness within their communities

Healthcare Design, February 2012

Healthcare Reform: One Year Later
Healthcare Reform
Does the industry have any more clarity about how the largest anticipated restructuring of the U.S. healthcare system in recent history will ultimately shake out than we did a year ago?

Healthcare Buildling Ideas, August 2011

Natural VentilationFresh Air
Operable windows, which stepped aside with the advent of mid-century AC, is making a big comeback as natural ventilation gains popularity as an energy efficient, comfort-promoting design strategy.

Architectural Products, October 2011

Engineering Brick + Masonry for Commercial BuildingsBrick
Brick and stone masonry have served as reliable and valuable elements of commercial building projects for centuries, gracing urban and rural landscapes since time immemorial.

Building Design+Construction, November 2011


Book Review
To Kindle A Soul – Jewish Parenting
Judging from the ever-growing selection of child raising books in the bookstores, parents and grandparents are likely finding it a challenge to fish out the best guides to effective parenting. Fortunately, it seems that with the recent release of To Kindle a Soul: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Parents and Teachers, veteran educator and father of five, Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen, may have come up with a strong contender.

Chicago Jewish News

Scene from a Jewish Wedding
Dressed in a polka-dotted clown suit and a bright red wig, a gentleman surrounded by a group of men tosses flaming torches in the air. In the center of the commotion sits a young man, delighted.
Across the room, a woman in an ornate white dress watches as her female friends, dressed as cowboys and Indians, chase each other in a high energy Wild West skit. Sound like a three ring circus? Guess again. It's an Orthodox wedding.

Detroit Jewish News

Women in Engineering (1st of a 3-Part Series)
Just a few decades ago, it was practically unheard of for women to enter the field of M/E engineering. While a few brave female pioneers began testing the waters in the late '70s and early '80s, it wasn't until the '90s that greater numbers began to follow.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, June 2006