Centerline Summer 2015

Centerline Summer 2015

Thermostat Wars: Office Comfort and Controversy

A string of articles and broadcasts in the mainstream media focused on comfort in the workplace, in many cases engaging with faculty and researchers at CBE to provide expert insights. While the idea of building industry sexism may provide a hook for readers, some of this coverage exaggerates the influence of gender on workplace comfort.   Read more

Centerline Winter 2015

Centerline Winter 2015

Doing Well and Doing Good: Pro Bono Design and Community Support

Themes of social inequality are prevalent in today’s media, from the growing gap between the wealthy and the middle class, to the fatal shootings by police of unarmed men and children that set off angry protests across the U.S. While such challenges are daunting, architects and engineers are problem solvers by nature, and many are applying their professional expertise to assist disadvantaged groups in their communities.  Read more