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UX Rules! How Interactive 3-D Reality Systems Enhance Client Engagement — By Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, with Terry Caywood CPSM

User experience (UX) design is the next “new thing” in professional services. From marketing to projects, client-facing experiential-design thinking is changing the ways firms position, promote, sell, and deliver their services. Today, using advanced 3-D visualization technologies—drawing on more than two decades of some of Silicon Valley’s technology company best practices—the A/E/C industries are catching up fast, showing clients […]

Top Trends in Library Design

by Project Consultant Christopher Foster CTS and Senior Consultant Jim Viviano CTS

Norfolk’s Slover Library. Santa Clara Library for the 21st Century. The iconic game-changing James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. Wherever you look, emerging technologies in colleges and universities around the world are transforming the way faculty teach and students learn by creating innovative, collaborative environments […]

Rethinking Technology for Higher Education

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Improving learning outcomes is the new mantra on higher education campuses. Positioning a young, motivated, intelligent, and globally informed cohort of Millennial and Z-gen students for success in a workplace of the future is their goal. Learning spaces of all types are being designed to support peer-to-peer, collaborative, experiential, […]

May 2nd, 2017|Knowledge|

A Case for Technology

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

AIA Atlanta published Craig Park’s article, “The Architecture of Connection: A Case for Technology in the Practice of the Future” in their 2017 journal Design Equilibrium. In his article, Craig explores an ever growing, ever evolving sea change of technologies that are integral to the future of the design […]

May 1st, 2017|Knowledge|

The Sextant Group Promotes Two to Principal

The Sextant Group, an independent technology consulting firm, today announced the promotions of Mark Grassi CTS-D and Matt LeFeber CTS to Principal Consultant.

Mark J. Grassi CTS-D
Mark Grassi joined The Sextant Group in 2013 as a Senior Systems Designer. He successfully manages challenging corporate assignments for clients such as Google, Samsung, SAP and Under Armour. Mark’s extensive knowledge of designing […]

April 11th, 2017|News|

TRUE NORTH | The 24/7 Connected Patient

by Mark S. Valenti, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

Technology in Healthcare
From place-based to technology-based, the nature of healthcare delivery is changing rapidly. Across the US, our architectural, healthcare and medical education clients from Harvard Medical School to The Cleveland Clinic continue to transcend the boundaries of space and time. Telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth, e-health, wearable devices—what does the healing […]

Lessons All Around Us, Your School is a Living Laboratory

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Principals are always looking for practical ways to teach kids. They send classes on field trips, bring in guest speakers, and show videos. But you don’t necessarily have to send your students outside the building for a rich learning experience. Look around and you will see […]

March 23rd, 2017|Knowledge|

Mark Valenti Delivers Opening Keynote at International Smart Building Conference

The Sextant Group’s President & CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, will deliver the opening keynote for the 2017 Smart Building Conference on February 6, 2017 in Amsterdam. Presenting alongside 30 of the world’s smart building thought leaders, he’ll deliver The Challenge of a Smart Building is NOT in the Technology.

Organized by Integrated Systems Events, The Smart Building Conference takes […]

February 3rd, 2017|News|

Automaxpectations: What do you think will happen next?

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

My car doors lock mysteriously for no apparent reason, its gears shift right before I think they should. My operating system decides to update and shut me down when I am racing toward a deadline. Elevators show up before I press the button. For a long […]

October 20th, 2016|Knowledge|

The Internet of Things: AV/IT Benefits for the Enterprise

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the hub of a convergence of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaboration fueled by the growth of the globally connected digital organizations. Whether in business, education, or government, forward-thinking organizations, teams, and alliances are leading the charge by demanding relevant, real time data and […]

October 20th, 2016|Corporate, Knowledge|