A Groundbreaking Collaboration

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 17, 2017

Universities across the country are challenged to prepare students for careers in the “new economy,” and digital literacy is vital to their success. Faculty seek to engage students in active collaboration, promote research and incorporate technology through their curriculum. Equipping students with skills to effectively communicate across a multitude of digital platforms is an essential 21st-century […]

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Designing for College Life in the 21st Century

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 17, 2017

For many decades, college residence halls have been known for their utilitarian efficiency. In sharp contrast, today’s student housing projects are strikingly similar to commercial mixed-use developments – tightly integrated with their context, including the built, social and natural environments of the campus. As campus master plans evolve to meet the changing needs and expectations […]

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A new model for urban development.

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 17, 2017

This past Spring, our firm’s Community Studio collaborated on a new model for urban developments as part of the Activate NC design competition. The project is located at the corner of South Mint and Summit Avenue in Charlotte, NC and is a study in contemporary housing in the inner city. Speculative projects like this are […]

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4 Ways BIM Collaboration Tools are Changing Design at McMillan Pazdan Smith

McMillan Pazdan Smith | May 25, 2016

Technological innovations continue to drive better outcomes for our clients, especially in relation to BIM. Recently, our architects worked with Autodesk 360 to pilot a new platform at our firm: Collaboration For Revit (C4R). Simultaneously, we’re introducing Navisworks into our standard workflow. Here are 4 quick ways our clients are already seeing the benefits of […]

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Market Segment Update: Medical Office Buildings

McMillan Pazdan Smith | May 25, 2016

Designing medical office facilities is an opportunity to create functional environments that encourage good health and wellness. Here are a few that we’re working on currently or have recently wrapped up: Palmetto Family Orthodontics Greenville, South Carolina   Anderson Skin & Cancer Clinic Anderson, South Carolina   Sheperd Integrative Dermatology Mount Pleasant, South Carolina   […]

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