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Educational Opportunities for Students of the Future and The Evolution of Student Success

By Principal Nancy Sturm

To understand the Student of the Future, we must first grasp what the world will look like in 10 or 20 years and what their needs will be. It is important to not only consider them regarding their education but in the context of their overall lives. We must rethink how campuses are preparing students for […]

The Eve of Disruption: The Future of Network-Based AV Systemsby Principal Mark Grassi CTS-D

The audiovisual systems business is undergoing one of the largest transitions it has ever faced — some would even call it a complete disruption to the business as we know it. The good news for those who plan and design facilities where audiovisual communication systems are critical to communication and collaboration is that today systems are easier to control, […]

Renewing the Library into the 21st Century and Beyond: A Guide to Technology Planningby Project Consultant Mary Cook CTS

Say the word “library,” and concepts like collaborative huddle space, interactive public art display, or virtual/augmented reality lab probably don’t immediately spring to mind. But if you haven’t been in a library since your school days, you’re missing out on an opportunity to play in your community’s technology sandbox.

Libraries today are filled with much more than materials, books and […]

Mark Valenti Presents “Higher Education 2025” at Manhattan Education Symposium

Speaking alongside other industry experts, Mark Valenti CTS will present Higher Education 2025 at the CannonDesign and Steelcase Education Symposium. During this day-long event on April 11th, 2018, speakers explore the theme of lifelong learning, technology trends, curriculum design and continuous learning environments.

Mark will discuss changing demographics, economic cycles, pedagogical advancements and an ever-increasing rate of change in technology […]

Overcoming the Seven Smart Building Hurdles: The Human Factor in Intelligent Building Technology — by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C

“Look! Up in the cable tray! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Intelligent Building Technology Project Manager!”

You don’t need to call Superman to overcome the hurdles to create an intelligent building, but the work does begin and end with people. Yes, throughout projects there is a tremendous amount of technology involved — from design through integration […]

Technology and The Evolving Sports Experience — by Mark Gillis CTS-D, Principal Consultant

With insightful commentary, dozens of camera angles for replay of every critical event and affordable hyper-real 4k televisions, TV gives the sports fan an “up close and personal” viewing experience. Why would anyone leave the comfort of his or her own living room to attend a live sporting event?

This question is driving sport franchises (and the architects and engineers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crowdsourcing A Vision: T-Summit ’16

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

Well, this was certainly not what I expected was going to happen. Instead of heeding my favorite philosopher’s advice – Leonardo da Vinci, the Empiricist – I had already drawn my own conclusions for the experiment.

Leo had said, “Experience never errs, it is only your […]

TRUE NORTH | Wizards, Warriors & Widgets

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

I was reading Joseph Campbell recently and was reminded of the power of archetype, the pure forms which embody fundamental characteristics we choose to emulate. In the technology sector — where The Sextant Group excels — there was a time, not that long ago, that technology expertise was viewed […]