Designing for Waldorf Schools

August 24, 2015By Joseph GreifDesign No Comments

The ideal of every Waldorf School is to create a sacred place, grounding the child within human experiences of living life alive in an interconnected world environment, which extends above and below the physical plane of everyday existence.  One could say that a Waldorf School is designed from the grass roots up, and a hierarchy … Read More

Fitting Feng Shui into Western Architecture

July 24, 2015By Joseph GreifDesign No Comments

There is more to design than meets the eye. And there are more and more clients asking that alternative design approaches be implemented into their projects to create better architectural experiences for them and their clients. In this search for alternative approaches to a better architecture, Feng Shui is a leading, non-traditional influence, asked about in securing a quality … Read More

Transformative Architecture
Thoughts from an architectural conference in Dornach, Switzerland

July 24, 2015By Joseph GreifDesign No Comments

Architects constantly ask themselves, of our profession, questions of who we are in the history of where we have been and where we are going with our thoughts, that will move architecture forward into the future … and  in continuing this questioning we ask; how will the architecture of today represent our highest consciousness, of mankind’s … Read More

Healthy buildings’ role in organic modernism

July 24, 2015By Joseph GreifDesign No Comments

On an organic level, architecture affects one’s nervous system, then personality, and ultimately one’s image of self.   From teachers to artists to architects, creativity is transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life. Savvy people — who hire design professionals with advanced knowledge and a holistic understanding of healthy people, places and planet — stand … Read More

Sustainability: What does it mean?

July 24, 2015By Joseph GreifDesign No Comments

Sustainability: the concept of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable design: design that seeks to avoid depletion of energy, water, and raw material resources; prevent environmental degradation caused by facility and infrastructure development over their life cycle; and create environments that are livable, comfortable, and … Read More