Staff wellbeing is playing a significant role in new office and workplace design concepts. With more people returning to the office through hybrid working, the need for a better work-life balance has never been more important.

The role of acoustics in architecture is not just about achieving optimum sound levels. With the right solutions in place, it can enhance the way people interact with each other and the space around them. Done correctly, it can also promote health and wellness – creating a calm and peaceful ambience where occupants can enjoy living, working or socialising.

The spatial objective of L’Imaginaire of St-Bruno was to create an exhilarating and unique customer journey in the colours of the playful universe of a game store.

The public plaza at 1221 Avenue of the Americas will become a dynamic public space – an inviting meeting place where people can enjoy the open air and views of surrounding landmark towers.

Ahead of his presentation at the QUALICOAT UK & Ireland conference 2022, ‘Future-proofing Facades’, Naveen Sandhu, UK & Ireland Specification Manager for QUALICOAT-approved system supplier, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings, explores the fire performance of architectural powder coating.

In this month’s issue, FC&A puts Tim Ward, CEO at Chetwoods, under the spotlight to find out more about his profession. In this Q&A, he explains where his interest in building design began and reveals who influenced his journey into following the architectural career path.

Today, James Latham, one of the UK’s leading and most forward-thinking distributors of timber, panels and decorative surfaces, announces the launch of its powerful new online surfacing specification tool, the Digital Showroom Platform.

Hollaway Studio has designed the world’s first purpose-built, multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone, UK, as part of a major ongoing programme to regenerate the seaside town. The landmark building features three skateparks, a climbing wall (the tallest in the south east of England) and a boxing ring. It opens to the public this month.

Paul Foster is this month’s exclusive Q&A profile. The Associate Director and Healthcare Lead at Sheffield-based practice Race Cottam Associates (RCA) discusses his current portfolio and shares more about his inspiration together with advice for aspiring architects.

Quantum Flooring Solutions is delighted to announce that it is launching a brand-new set of awards for 2022. The Q-Awards are open to architects, specifiers, flooring contractors, and other project leaders.

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