Our Holiday Gift to You...........   Here at Red Studio, health and wellness are concepts we live by. These are the guiding principals that inform all of our decisions, and how our team works everyday. So to close out 2016, we have decided to give you our personal list of inexpensive ways that employers can help to increase the health and wellness of their teams. (Please note, they are in no particular order,

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Denise Santini Achieves WELL AP Certification   RED Studio Inc. Principal Architect Denise Santini has a new certification to add to her credentials, she is now officially a WELL AP (Accredited Professional)! The WELL Building Standard is “an evidence based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.” www.wellcertified.com The WELL Building Standard Version 1.0 was designed for commercial and institutional buildings, specifically Core and Shell, New and Existing

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Best Holiday Gift Ideas for your little Architect  ...Or the kid you hope will be a "Starchitect" one day Here at Red Studio, we are big fans of the holidays. It helps that there is usually a lot of Red at Christmas: red lights, red Starbucks cups, Santa in a red suit…you get the idea. Aside from all things Red at this time of year, we feel it is a great opportunity to find all

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Memories from the 2016 Venice Biennale    The Venice Biennale, the famed Italian exhibition of art and architecture comes to an end this weekend. Red Studio Principal Architects Antonio and Denise Santini were at the event this year (no the rest of the team isn’t jealous at all), and we thought we would share some of their favorite images from their trip. The exhibition, which began in 1895, rotates primarily between art and architecture each year.

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  We had such a thrilling meeting with a new client this week that we just had to share the experience. Although we have to stay hush about certain aspects, we are pleased to announce (well maybe whisper) that Red Studio will be doing an office redesign of an environmentally conscious organization with a staff of 130. The company is under new leadership, and they have requested a revamp of their public spaces and some

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Do you ever find yourself wondering how to stay motivated or how to keep others motivated? A great space can help. Whether it is your home, your work, or a healing environment, we believe an enlightened space can lead to inspiration. What motivates us you ask? Quite simply, our motivation is you – your health, your wellbeing and your planet. We chose architecture as our profession because of you. We have a passion for making

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Can Architecture Feed the World? It has been a few weeks since we returned from EXPO 2015 in Milan and we have spent this time reflecting on all that we saw and learned. The theme of this year’s EXPO was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” and it has provided us with the opportunity to consider the role of architecture in human health. What feeds us as a population, beyond the basic nutrients required for

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WELLNESS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO US At Red Studio, we firmly root our designs in human health and well being. Here's why: Back in 1996, RED Studio's founding partners, Antonio and I had the great pleasure of working with Tang Lee, Canada's foremost expert on Indoor Air Quality, at The University of Calgary where we co-authored a document entitled "Health and the Built Environment". This document was part of the Vital Signs initiative sponsored by

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Our project for the Eastern Canadian office of Peter Kiewit Infrastructure has been awarded with an Illuminating Engineering Society Section Award of Merit for lighting design. Here is a bit about the project and what makes it so innovative: When Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. planned its Eastern Canada office with a cutting-edge HVAC system—utilizing 17 mammoth rotary air circulators spread throughout its 32,000 square foot industrial space—a unique lighting design problem emerged: the large fans

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