Monthly Archives: April 2012

From the desk of Jenn Rezeli

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 12.00pm
“The Five Principles of Rainscreen Design: Designing Drained and Back-Ventilated Rainscreen Facades”

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 12.00pm
“Controlling Moisture And Air Flow Through The Building Enclosure”

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 12.00pm
“Designing High-Performance Exterior Walls With Spray Polyurethane Foam”

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 12.00pm
“Sealing Critical Joints In The Building Envelope”

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 12.00pm
“Better Masonry Restoration Through Science”

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 12.00pm
“Designing High-Performance Green Roof Systems”

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 12.00pm
“High-Performance MMA Coatings: Designing Structures and Parking Garages For Long-Term Durability”

If you are interested in attending any of the seminars please contact:
Meggen Taylor at or 215.966.1168.


From the desk of Drew Lavine

Re:Vision’s project with the JLL Philadelphia Office is moving forward at breakneck pace. Demolition is complete in the existing space on the 25th floor of 1650 Arch. The building permit application has been approved and layout has already begun in the space. Design is still ongoing but with no time to spare our team is working collaboratively with JLL and their contractor to deliver information in a fast-track approach. Construction is scheduled to end by the third week in June so things will start taking shape quickly!

From the desk of Neil Young

This film follows a modern journey that means to replicate that of Doug Tompkins and Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia) in the 1960’s. During his travels, Jeff Johnson witnesses for the first time the impact of human civilization on pristine habitats. When starting his journey, Jeff didn’t expect to find himself confronted with environmental catastrophe and the lives effected by industrialization, but it isn’t much of an adventure if things go smoothly.

From the desk of Alex Vondeling

Two articles to share this week on office work conditions – one addresses the psychological while the other offers solutions to this issue through the built environment.

Following along Jenn’s suggestion of turning off one’s email notifications, this NYTimes article discusses the modern worker condition and how to change that feeling of being overwhelmed through organizational tips. Read the full story.

A related article highlights office designs that provide room for roaming and thinking separate from one’s desk and ways to humanize the open office setting where people can feel like herds of cattle. Read the full story.

From the desk of Chris Minnich

This is one of the most amazing sites I have seen! Not only is the wind map incredibly beautiful, it is absolutely informative. You can zoom in to find your region and look at data from previous days. Click on the image below to see the site in action…you won’t be disappointed.