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Retail Healthcare: The Future of Healthcare?

Walgreens, CVS Health, Walmart, and Amazon, what do they all have in common? They are all large retail stores that have chain stores or a vast market reach across the United States and are trying their hand at the healthcare industry. These new entries to the industry are challenging traditional healthcare providers and shifting how we view medical care. Not only are they making services more widely available, but they also provide transparent, affordable pricing that is lacking in today’s healthcare industry.

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The Importance of Religious Symbolism in Architecture

Case Study: Martin Luther College – Chapel of the Christ

Buildings that connect the human experience to faith are special places. Accomplished ‘architecture’ works on many levels of perception simultaneously to offer a richer experience to the occupant. Religious architecture offers a unique opportunity to inspire, lift spirits, and subtly teach the faithful and those seeking faith.

Chapel of the Christ on the Martin Luther College campus embodies the Christian Faith through architecture.

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PRA Expands to Austin, Texas

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) today announces the opening of a new office location in Austin, Texas. PRA will initially be co-located in Practice Design Group’s (PDG) existing office at 311 Canyon Wren Drive in Buda, Texas.

PDG and PRA have worked together since 2012 and formed a strategic partnership to provide full-service design solutions to dental specialists throughout the nation. While the firm will share an office with dental specialists PDG,

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Senior Living Design Trends: Confirmation by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some facilities to make changes quickly. The industry’s underlying concern should maintain focus on design trends with positive outcomes and avoid returning to less useful design ideas. The recent work done by a variety of these facilities has helped to validate some of these design trends as especially useful.

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Rethinking Our Educational Environments

Designing Modern Learning Spaces

In a world that is rapidly changing, educators are often said to be faced with the task of preparing students for careers in industries that do not yet exist.  Globalization and increased mobility add to the need to think differently about how and what our students learn and the spaces in which they learn in. The previous industrialization model of education is outdated, and we now see a greater need for individualization in the education landscape.

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PRA Announces Several Promotions & New Hires

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announced the promotion of three to the title of Principal: Linda Moses, Jeff Peter, and Scott Justus; and two to the title of Associate: Dan Effenheim and Mike Bahr, and the addition of staff in Wisconsin and Florida.

“This is an exciting day for PRA”, said Scott Kramer, AIA, NCARB, Managing Partner. “I’m very proud to announce this news. Each of these promoted professionals have helped to shape our services and our culture.

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PRA Presents at the 2020 Digital EdSpaces Convention

This year we are excited to have two teams sharing stories at the 2020 Digital EdSpaces Convention. Linda Moses and Steve Kieckhafer are hosting a session about harnessing community engagement to help inform interior design and showcase the cultural diversity within a community. The team of Deborah Kerr, Past Immediate Superintendent of the School District of Brown Deer, and Nicholas Kent will explore how transforming a learning community can take years but ultimately leads to positive educational outcomes.

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