Place & Space

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The Importance of Considering Sound in Architectural Design

According to sound artist and designer, Yuri Suzuki, people have become even more sensitive to noise disruption during the coronavirus pandemic. As more of us are spending time at home day-to-day, we’re becoming acutely aware of all of the potentially disruptive sounds that surround us–everything from the neighborhood dog barking, to the sound of the Read More

Designing for Sustainability Using LEED & Green Globes Certification Systems

In order to maintain environmental health for the long-term, the building industry has adopted a series of green building performance and certification systems. These systems rank and reward design projects that meet green standards and reduce the negative ecological impacts of development on our environment. The overall goals of the system provides a measurable guideline Read More

The Value of Design Partnership: TONO’s Ongoing Relationship with Virtua Health

Virtua Health is an award-winning comprehensive community health care system and Southern New Jersey’s largest healthcare provider. TONO Group first began working with Virtua in 2014, when our design team took on a project at their new medical office building in Medford, NJ. The Start of a Fruitful Collaboration In our early collaborative efforts, we Read More

Home Renovation Strategies That Maximize Value

The coronavirus pandemic has had tremendous impact on home remodeling demand. Online residential remodeling platform Houzz reported a 58% annual increase in project leads for home professionals this past June. Similarly, a survey by Porch.com found that more than three-quarters of U.S. homeowners said they had done some type of home improvement project during the Read More

Lessons Learned in Commercial Development: The Lititz Shirt Factory

This post was originally published in April of 2019. Look for an updated case study later this year. Working for over 20 years as an investigative reporter for Eyewitness News in New York City, Jim Hoffer’s undercover reporting career has exposed corruption and led to concrete public policy changes. Having been on the scene during 9/11, Hurricane Read More