WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MONTH BLOG

At Arkos Design, our projects create spaces where people can have a personal connection to the elements around them. These connections to functional spaces enrich the lives of those who interact within and around those spaces. April, World Landscape Architecture Month, allows us to look back on one of our recent projects, the pathway improvements […]

Flexible Meeting Spaces for Libraries of All Sizes

Flexible Meeting Spaces – Libraries are communal places of information, where people have access to traditional books, e-books, and audiobooks, as well as computers and a wealth of information they often can’t find anywhere else. The 123,000-plus libraries in the United States are the center of community for millions, connecting people to information as well […]

Small Space, Big Impact: Our Advice for Maximizing Your Small Commercial Space

Stepping into a room for the first time is like meeting someone for the first time – first impressions matter. Tall, wide, and spacious rooms can give an aura of grandiosity or boldness. But what about small spaces? What about…really small spaces? For some designers, thinking about designing for a compact commercial space might keep them […]

Universal Design – Equal Spaces and Places

Universal Design – the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Design that goes a step beyond “barrier-free” design or “accessible design” from the past.   The Best Universal Design is Made in Forethought   If you’re still in the […]

ARKOS DESIGN PART OF NEW MISHAWAKA IMPROVEMENTS

Our firm has been an integral part of projects such as the Ball Band Biergarten, Central Park Bandshell, Mary Gibbard Pavilion, and Ironworks Plaza Event Center. Read about other upcoming projects in Mishawaka here. Our architectural projects and renderings were featured in Mishawaka Mayor’s 2021 State of the City Address in March 2021. We are proud to be […]

UNITED WAY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

The UWSJC’s Southeast Neighborhood Center will aim to reach low-income and under-served residents, including space for health services and youth and senior programs. Read more about it here in the South Bend Tribune and follow our progress on social media. The City of South Bend also plans to rebuild Dubail Street with new curbs, sidewalks, bike […]

HOME AGAIN

Home Again – A nice story produced by the University of Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications about the newly-completed Corby Hall can be viewed here.

INFORMATIVE 2018 HORTICULTURAL THERAPY CONFERENCE – ARKOS DESIGN TO PRESENT

Horticultural Therapy Conference – Darla Aldred will be presenting at this year’s 39th Annual Conference. The conference will be held on March 9, 2018, at Michigan State University. The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association’s mission is: to promote and encourage state and regional interest in the development of horticulture and related activities as a therapeutic and rehabilitative […]

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT CORBY HALL, NOTRE DAME

Arkos Design is currently working with the University of Notre Dame to reconstruct the historic Corby Hall on campus. This article by the University recognizes the generous donors who make prestigious projects such as this possible. Read the article here.