It’s mid-May, a stream of packed SUVs has departed campus, the last evidence of end-of-year festivities and commencement ceremonies is cleaned up; signs of faculty are few and far between. Queue up contractors, architects, engineers, and vendors on a three-month missio...

October 4, 2019

Providing an effective and stimulating environment for both staff and residents results in happier and healthier employees and enhanced patient care. This goal played a major role when Amenta Emma redesigned the second floor at Southington Care Center in Southington, C...

September 13, 2019

Whether entering the workforce with a new degree, or searching for a position to reflect experience level, the job search can be daunting. The employment process seems straightforward: determine the general location you want to work, find open positions available nearb...

As we continue to write obits for major retailers – among them ToysRUs, Kmart and dozens of others – I think we can officially announce the death of retail, as we know it. Even the most conservative form of retail shopping – grocery – is being challenged by Internet bu...

August 1, 2019

We’ve all been in spaces that feel right, and we’ve all been in spaces where something feels off. For those not in the architectural/design profession, it may be difficult to articulate what it is about a space that affects us positively or negatively. In design, we be...

July 8, 2019

Bathrooms don’t have to look institutional to function well for our more senior population. Andrus on Hudson is leading the way with an update to its central bathing room that will provide residents with a luxurious environment that can accommodate the special needs of...