Place & Space

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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

Your 10-Step Guide to Optimizing Project Delivery: A TONO Group Case Study

Repeat client MH Eby, Inc. contracted with TONO Group to provide complete design and construction services for the renovation and expansion of its manufacturing facility in Ephrata, PA. This project serves as a model for the effective utilization of an integrated project delivery team, as TONO Architects and PROTO Construction collaboratively managed the multi-phased project from start to finish.

Post-Pandemic Design: Are Proposed Solutions Even Feasible?

The world is considering the current and future impacts COVID-19, theorizing about how it will change our homes, gathering places, and cities for the long-term. The question is: which visions of the future are feasible, and what can we as architects, builders, and developers do to make sure we’re choosing the best courses of action?