Thinking Big

Thinking Big

For Gensler interior design associate Megan Dobstaff, BINT ’10, a big idea can come out of the smallest moment. This was the case in 2011, when a schematic design for Philips Lighting’s North American headquarters—and all its block-like shapes—suddenly took on a very familiar appearance. “I made a joke one day and said, ‘The plan looks like...

Space Man

Space Man

A revolution of sorts is taking place in office spaces all over the world, and Chris Coleman, AET ’81, has been one of its pioneering forces. “The walls are coming down. It’s kind of like Berlin, if you will,” says Coleman, Wentworth’s 2013 Spring Commencement speaker, who recently stepped down from his role as director of global design at Google to...

You Are What You Teach

You Are What You Teach

Lynne Panagotopulos, BINT ’05, recently entered an eleventh grade classroom in Hartford, Conn., and changed a life. As part of her work with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), she spoke to a classroom about the importance of building structures with limited environmental impact. After the presentation, a student who was previously unsure of...

Making a Green House

Making a Green House

Ryan Bushey, BARC ’99, one of the green builders at South Mountain Company on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., and Rachel Pike, professor and interior design department chair and LEED-certified green design pro, offer five tips for keeping your home projects environmentally friendly and your house energy efficient while keeping your wallet fat and the Earth...