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Welcome Matthew! Our newest Arkos team member

We are happy to announce the addition of Matthew McGourty to our architectural team.
He comes to us from Worcester, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Roger Williams University.  Learn more about him by visiting Our Team page.  His bio is coming soon!

 

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Exciting Changes for St. Joseph County's Main Library

Arkos Design is honored to be involved in St. Joseph County‚Äôs Main Library as they seek to re-evaluate their building layout creating major changes including collection layout, circulation, and entrance location.  If approved, the renovation will better suit the ever-changing needs of our community.  

Click here for the related South Bend Tribune article

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How Do Architecture and Real Estate Marketing Benefit Each Other?

In the world of real estate development, the architect and developer/agent play complementary roles--even if they don't always see eye-to-eye.  In fact, it is their different perspectives that provide for a mutually-beneficial relationship.  This benefit is no more evident than in marketing, where the developer/agent seeks to capture the attention of a potential client, often accomplished with architectural renderings.  These life-life images allow the client to see into the future.  But as stated in the article linked below, "More important than the beautiful images at the end of the marketing brochure, though, is the up-front collaboration between the architect and the agent."

This collaborative approach is the foundation of Arkos Design's philosophy, where we believe that the most successful projects are the result of working together with empathy for one another's perspective.  An example from a current project is the rendering above, which was created for the new Courtyard homes at the Townes at Kamm Island Park in Mishawaka, Indiana.  This image is the result of a collaborative design process and is now being used in the real estate marketing for the townhomes.

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How is the digital age affecting our libraries?

Arkos Design recently collaborated with St. Joseph County Library to renovate a 1,850-sf space into a hands-on digital design studio. This new lab allows patrons to create a variety of digital media including 3D models. Click on the link to learn more about what is happening to our libraries...

Link: The Future of Libraries

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Good article outlining where there are gaps in the general public's views of connection to nature.  

Link:  We Must Better Communicate the Health Benefits of Nature

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