HOLT Architects Simulates COVID-19 Spread Indoors – No Mask vs. Mask

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With global news outlets such as New York Times, CNN, ABC, and Bloomberg, and more locally the SyracuseCoE discussing the airborne transmission of Coronavirus indoors, we wanted to share some studies simulating the spread of COVID-19 droplets in our Ithaca, NY office. We used Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology, with ME Engineering, to create the simulations, adapting it from its … Read More

FAQ Regarding HOLT COVID-19 Simulations

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For those who have read about HOLT’s CFD model and watched our simulations, we have put together an FAQ below that provides answers to the most commonly asked questions. Why did HOLT Architects choose to do this study of their office? To reopen our physical office, we wanted to better understand how possible “infected” droplets could be transported within our … Read More

What are we thinking about today? Affordable Housing.

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What are we thinking about today? Affordable Housing. Many of us are thinking about the need for more Affordable Housing in our own communities and across the nation. With the COVID-19 outbreak, recent news on eviction freezes being lifted, unemployment levels increasing, and COVID-19 related construction slowdowns and delays on affordable housing projects, many experts predict that this need will … Read More

Brainstorming the Evolution of Space Amid C19

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HOLT’s Healthcare, Higher Ed, Housing & Commercial Design architects were put in a virtual room to share industry specific knowledge & generate collective ideas vital to solving the issue at hand. We designed our office to support collaboration with an open studio, impromptu break-out spaces, and conference rooms holding up to 30 people. Now, with COVID-19, how do we evolve … Read More

Thinking About Spaces that Bring Happiness

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HOLT Architects has been intentionally creating spaces that evoke joy and support a sense of well-being for decades. Certain design elements – such as natural daylight, nature themes, rhythm, color, and the correct lighting – are proven to help promote happiness, increase energy, calm people, and even help the sick heal faster. NATURAL DAYLIGHT is infused into so many of … Read More

C19: An Ongoing Dialogue of Architecture & Design

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The design community is full of discussion right now around Covid-19. How will physical spaces function in the future? How can a building’s design help mitigate the spread of viruses? What can we quickly implement to help protect employees and building users? What will re-opening look like with everything that we know and learn?  Our industry is thinking about solutions … Read More

HOLT’s Operations During COVID-19

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    Dear Friends and Colleagues, HOLT Architects is watching the COVID-19 situation closely, and in the best interest of our staff, clients, families, and communities around us, all HOLT employees will be working from their own homes. All employees can be reached during business hours via their regular email or mobile phones for any of your project needs. To … Read More

It’s Flu Season – is your Building WELL?

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It’s Flu Season – is your Building WELL? Check in with what Krysta Aten-Schell has to say below and find out! HOLT Architects’ Krysta Aten-Schell, a Healthcare Architect and HOLT’s first WELL-Accredited Professional (and one of only 5,200 world-wide), discusses WELL Buildings and the positive impacts of WELL design. What does WELL mean?  WELL isn’t an acronym, it’s a philosophy.  … Read More

Le Moyne College Library wins Design Award!

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Congratulations to HOLT’s latest design award recipient – Le Moyne College’s Noreen Reale Falcone Library!!  HOLT Architects and Le Moyne were presented with a “Citation of Design” award from the CNY AIA Chapter on November 15th at the 2019 Celebration of Architecture event, held in SUNY ESF’s Gateway Center. HOLT Architects’ Nate Brown, Lily Tsay and Armand Damari accepted the … Read More

HOLT & Cayuga Medical’s Latest Project!

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HOLT Architects and Cayuga Medical Associates worked together to create a new Medical Office Building utilizing the on-stage/off-stage concept. The on-stage/off-stage model offers collaborative provider work-space, enhanced privacy, and maximized comfort, safety, and efficiency for patients, doctors, nurses, and staff. The layout puts providers close to exam rooms in a collaborative environment that offers patient-only corridors and increases patient confidentiality. … Read More