Posts

Adaptive Reuse in Interior Office Spaces

While new buildings are continually cropping up for our clients to move into, we at VCA are also a team of designers who love to embrace an adaptive reuse project. The term “adaptive reuse” is the procedure of taking a building that was previously built for one purpose and redesigning and renovating it for a […]

Why Everyone is Talking About Embodied Carbon

As Earth Day 2021 approaches, the building industry’s focus on sustainability has found new resolve as a parallel path to pandemic-related design solutions in the health and wellness in the office of the future. While the green building movement has been maturing over the last half-century, the recent emphasis on carbon neutrality has the design […]

Antimicrobial Products vs. Sustainability

For decades, sustainability has been a key element of architectural design; since COVID-19 appeared, discussions around antimicrobial materials have surpassed sustainable products in popularity. But are they really the solution?  Understanding the lifespan of coronavirus on surfaces may not improve the way we design healthy work environments. However, it could guide us towards protocols that […]

Keurig Green Mountain: Coffee, Culture, and Corporate Commitment

We have been working with Keurig Green Mountain for over eight years, designing numerous facilities for the coffee, brewers and beverages manufacturer. One of our recent projects with the company has been designing their main headquarters. Our objective for the multi-phase project has been to translate the culture, values and Keurig Green Mountain brand into a […]