Michael Tyre Presents at SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference

Michael Tyre, AIA, and Allison Page, Campus Planner at Smith College, will be presenting their session, “How to Design Neuro-inclusive Learning Environments” on Monday, March 25 at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic Regional Conference in Boston. An estimated fifteen-to-twenty percent of the world’s population exhibits some form of neurodivergence. Awareness of the sensory and environmental issues […]

Multisensory Design: Emerging Awareness

Co-Written with Karth Sonker Sight. Sound. Touch. Smell. Taste. We rely daily on these five senses, giving them little thought. But they are always working, helping us navigate our daily lives, eliciting pleasant responses, warning of danger. A recent Continuing Education course opened our eyes to the importance of our senses in the creative process, […]

Michael Tyre to Moderate BSA/SCUP Panel Discussion

Amenta Emma principal Michael Tyre will be moderating a Boston Society for Architecture and Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) roundtable discussion on April 9. Bringing together voices from commercial real estate, workplace design, and campus planning, this discussion will offer insight into how organizations are reacting to post-covid changes and what lessons colleges […]

UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PUBLISHES ARTICLE BY AMENTA EMMA PRINCIPAL MICHAEL TYRE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INFECTION CONTROL

Amenta Emma principal Michael Tyre and BVH Integrated Services VP Richard Loveland co-authored an article for University Business on campuses striking a balance between commitments to sustainability and infection control measures implemented in response to COVID-19. A prime example is HVAC systems. While fresh, circulated air is crucial to coping with airborne diseases, the energy […]

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLISHES ARTICLE BY MICHAEL TYRE

The New England Journal of Higher Education, the publication of the New England Board of Higher Education, published a detailed article by Amenta Emma Principal Michael Tyre about how colleges and universities can express and build their brand through campus design. Michael offers a framework for thinking about long-term campus planning, as well as questions […]

TOPPING OFF CEREMONY MARKS PROGRESS ON CONSTRUCTION OF CCSU ENGINEERING BUILDING

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction of the new engineering building at Central Connecticut State University has continued on schedule toward a spring 2021 completion. KBE Building Corporation recently completed the steel framework for the project, which was designed by Amenta Emma Architects, and celebrated with a topping off ceremony. Photos by Fly on the Wall […]

Second Chances

Suburban office parks – once the buzzing hive of commercial workplaces in post-war America – sit vacant as tenants progressively flock to newer, urban offerings with amenities and alternate leasing models. As consumer buying habits shift, abandoned retail spaces in shopping malls and strip centers dot our communities. Warehouses that formerly housed vivacious manufacturing facilities, […]