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What is the Green Plot Ratio?

The green plot ratio, known as GPR, is a powerful metric in urban design and development. GPR is an architectural metric utilized for assessing and planning the inclusion of greenery in cities and buildings. This metric was devised by Singaporean landscape architect Dr. On Boon. GPR was developed with the intent of optimizing the amount of green space, or plant coverage,...

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What We Know About The New Amazon Headquarters in Long Island City

After 238 proposals and 14 months of intense speculation, Amazon recently announced the new location for their second North American headquarters in Long Island City, New York. Why Long Island City? Long Island City is close in proximity to New York City - offering cultural institutions, international airports, public transit options and many other benefits of a densely populated urban area. Long...

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Scott Henson Architect Nominated as Finalist in Architizer A+Awards for Architecture +Preservation Category

The Knickerbocker Telephone Company Building has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+Awards for the Architecture +Preservation category. As a Finalist, our work is amongst a handful in the world for that category, and is competing for the two most sought-after awards: The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. Here is the best part! YOU,...

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A Full Service Architectural Firm Can Help You Preserve A Historic Building In Your Community

What is worth preserving will typically vary from person to person. When something is called historic, it usually means that it is worth the time and effort that is needed to preserve it. The same goes for historic buildings. Building preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse can potentially revitalize a community and bring new opportunities. Many older buildings have inherent value, as...