Fort Worth, Texas, recently was named the second fastest-growing city in the United States by the U.S. Census Bureau, and this growth is quickly spreading into surrounding suburbs. The 27,000-student Northwest Independent School District offers one example. A December 2021 report noted more than 4,300 new home starts within the district’s borders in just the previous year, with 2,200 new students enrolling during the same period.
Cincinnati, St. Louis and Milwaukee often are referred to collectively as “the Great German Triangle,” because of the waves of German immigrants who settled in those three cities during the late 1800s.
Funeral traditions have shifted dramatically in the United States over the past few decades, with a majority of Americans now choosing cremation for themselves or loved ones. For one Arizona company this has meant upgrading existing equipment and adding accommodations for cremation viewing, which can add to or replace traditional wakes and visitation. Designers took an artful, outdoors approach to this viewing space, using metal panels to create a sanctuary where families and friends can witness a loved one’s cremation.
Sited within a New Urbanist neighborhood of traditional-style homes – and across the street from Memphis’ Mississippi River shoreline – the new, very progressive Civitas house makes a strong statement in its looks, alone. It’s also a high-performance residence, achieving multiple energy and environmental certifications.
The 17-unit, townhome-style Alan Apartments project in Mesa, Ariz., quickly leased out, once construction was completed in late 2018 – but it took some doing to get its unique exterior past city planners.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab – formerly, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago – is known internationally for its leading patient-centered approach to rehabilitation care. With an anchor inpatient location in downtown Chicago, the organization recently has added a new outpatient facility in the western suburb of Burr Ridge. Developed and owned by MedProperties Group, the 25,000-sq.-ft. facility is topped by a unique, standing-seam metal roof with angled panels that create a vision of wings in flight – and generate room for clerestory windows that help fill the interior with natural daylight.