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WEE HOUSE 2016: KSQ’ER BUILDS PLAYHOUSE

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Charlotte, North Carolina, is hosting WEE HOUSE 2016: Places We Play. The interactive exhibit celebrates the places where we play and offers twelve unique structures designed by local creatives; including KSQ designer Stefan Pinherio.

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IT’S A STEM SUMMER IN KSQ OFFICES

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K12 outreach is a passion at KSQ Design and recognized as a direct way for us to give back to our communities and get to know our clients and end users better. We consider it a bonus when there’s a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) angle, since supporting STEM efforts also supports our industry and protects its future. We were lucky enough to have a chance to support STEM education recently when we hosted educators in our Charlotte office and students in our Tulsa office.

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NEW PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCED

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We’re pleased to announce Monica Roberts has been promoted to Principal at KSQ Design. Roberts has 20 years of experience in marketing and joined the firm’s Tulsa office in 2012. Since that time her role has grown to lead our business development, strategic planning and marketing/communications efforts.

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Topping Out At Kingston High School: A Milestone in District’s Century Capital Plan

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KSQ Design is pleased to announce the “topping out” of the Salzmann building at Kingston High School–a milestone in the firm’s expansion and remodel of the Kingston Central School District (KCSD). The Topping Out ceremony was attended by representatives of KCSD, KSQ and our project partner BBL Construction who all signed their names on the steel beam as a symbolic gesture.

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Top 5 Interior Product Trends from Neocon

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I’ve just returned from Neocon–a three day interior design conference attended by over 50,000 design professionals–and stepped back to determine the five biggest trends I saw on display from over 500 different companies at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

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MEET OUR NEW NATIONAL DESIGN DIRECTOR, MARK MCCARTHY, AIA

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Mark McCarthy, AIA, has joined KSQ Design as principal and the firm’s national design director providing design leadership to the firm across all seven offices and in all market sectors.

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Why Design Matters at KSQ.

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Every so often you get an opportunity to re-examine your work from a new perspective. In the last couple of years, that’s exactly what we’ve done at KSQ.

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Reclaiming the Res Hall: A Student Housing Before & After Story

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Colby Hall is an all-female residence hall built in 1957 and KSQ’s latest completed project at Texas Christian University (TCU). The project was completed in time for students to return to the building this fall and they’ve quickly created a new Colby community in the hall. But getting them there required a complete gutting of the building and taking the space from 1957 to 2015 in student life design. Here’s how our team did it:

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Classroom Makeover Delivers “Big Wow” for Teacher and Students

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This week a KSQ design team’s efforts brought a teacher to tears–happy ones. Over the weekend, we completed our third annual Project Classroom makeover for a deserving and dedicated public school teacher at Grissom Elementary in Tulsa Public Schools. Her reaction at the “big reveal” Monday morning made all the hard work well worth it!

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KSQ Makes the List

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KSQ recently received top industry rankings based on staff satisfaction and revenue growth – and we couldn’t be prouder.

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Catch Up with KSQ

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KSQ is off to a busy summer. All seven regional offices are hectic right now with teams wrapping up projects, and we can’t wait to share the final photos and details on The Garret. But first, we have some firm-wide news, events, project wins, and awards to announce:

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New Hospital Addition Prescribes More Space for Patient Care

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Dosher Memorial Hospital and KSQ celebrated the third and final phase of the hospital’s renovation and expansion this past week with the opening and dedication of the Dr. Robert Zukoski Patient Care Unit. KSQ Principal Wayne Gregory, AIA, attended the ceremony and shared in the culmination of this healthcare design project.

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Throwback: KSQ Designs for the Fashion Big Top

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Fashion and interior design are two industries starting to collide and collaborate more, with fashion designers (like Zac Posen) embarking on interior design projects and interior designers (like Philippe Starck) trying their hand at fashion design. Such was the case when members of KSQ’s interior design team participated in the IIDA TX OK’s 2015 Color & Couture Fashion Show. Join us for a Throwback Thursday look at KSQ’s part in “The Big Show.”

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Education by Design: Our Lego Class Lays the Foundation

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What do you get when you mix architects, interior designers, 5th graders, Legos and the Spanish language? An incredible dual language STEM project experience! Our team recently had the opportunity to work with students at Eisenhower International School where they are immersed in Spanish in their classroom. Since several of our staff speak Spanish as their native language, we thought this would be a great combination of sharing their language as well as what we do in our profession. We were right.

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KSQ Opens South Carolina Office

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KSQ has opened an office in Charleston, South Carolina. The new presence is the result of the former Charleston practice of Clancy Wells Architects joining KSQ.

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This Multipurpose Dining Hall Knows How to Multi-task

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The KSQ designed Multipurpose Dining Hall is now open on the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus, and the 39,200 SF building takes its “multipurpose” title seriously. The space offers multiple dining platforms, an outdoor amphitheater, Greek Life offices, meeting spaces and multiple areas to study, socialize, watch TV or recharge-one’s self or one’s electronic devices. It’s just the “multipurpose” needed for today’s busy college student.

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KSQ purchases historic building in downtown Tulsa

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KSQ has purchased the Gates Hardware building in downtown Tulsa. The historic building (built in 1925) will be restored with the second story designated for KSQ’s Oklahoma staff, and the first floor for McNellie’s Group and Marshall Brewing Company’s sports concept brewpub.

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KSQ News: New Associates and Senior Associates

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KSQ is pleased to announce the recent promotion of the following senior associates and new associates.

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