Category: Architecture

Making a Difference, One Solution at a Time

By Thomas Pulse, PE Design professionals come in many forms. They design, engineer, landscape, survey, map, inspect, and build the infrastructure that surrounds and serves us. But they share one common characteristic: The work they do improves lives. For nearly 60 years, the professionals at Ayres Associates have been working to make your world –… Read More »

1-2-3 Ecology: Design That Ignores Science Doomed to Fail

By Jacob Blue, PLA How we approach design can be just as important as what we design. How nature functions at your project site can have positive or negative consequences on the long-term outcomes of that project. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin provides a good example of what can happen when form supersedes function. There is… Read More »

Done by the Bell: Campus Projects Demand Punctuality

The renovation of the Falcon Center for Health, Education, and Wellness was the largest project in the history of UW-River Falls and had an extremely complex schedule to be completed on time. For architects and engineers, “back to school” doesn’t just mean shopping for pencils and checking class schedules. It means having the school and… Read More »