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Sound Baths Move from Metaphysical to Mainstream

Sound Baths Move from Metaphysical to Mainstream

The New York Times covers a different kind of acoustic relaxation. How can we deploy this in therapeutic environments?

Re-purposing Factories – ‘Dynamic Continuities’

Re-purposing Factories – ‘Dynamic Continuities’

Lawrence, MA – the location of Sorensen Partners’ first office – is one of the most important “Gateway Cities” to watch in the next decade. The city’s compact urban form straddling the Merrimack River, historic common bounded by civic buildings, adjacent retail “high street,” and […]

Natural Ventilation in Building Design

Natural Ventilation in Building Design

Why is it important to use natural ventilation in building design? The added oxygen content keeps occupants more awake. Natural ventilation can carry pleasant smells from outside. And the experience of air movement from the exterior is a reminder of the larger world around us. […]

Narrative Architecture – Telling Design Stories

Narrative Architecture – Telling Design Stories

One of the most satisfying aspects of travel is to learn about another culture by looking at the material characteristics of a city’s buildings and by inadvertently stumbling upon gatherings of people going about the daily living of their company, school or civic culture.  It […]

Frameworks for a Hands-on Economy

Frameworks for a Hands-on Economy

In 2009, in conjunction with UC Berkeley Professor of Architecture Jill Stoner, Sorensen Partners proposed this winning entry to the Columbia University Lab\Rad and Studio X  sponsored competition: Imagining Recovery: Towards a Design Economy. “The competition calls on designers … [to] produc[e] and image of the […]

Conserving Modern-period Buildings

Conserving Modern-period Buildings

Marie S.A. Sorensen AIA contributed to the research and commentary for a recent feature article on Landmark College, a mid-century modern campus designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone in Putney, VT. “Tiny Landmark College Boasts a Campus Designed by Midcentury Master Edward Durell Stone” […]

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Residential & Therapeutic Environments

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Residential & Therapeutic Environments

Sorensen Partners is committed to advancing design and real estate strategies that promote the re-use of industrial buildings and sites. Addressing brownfield (contaminated) and obsolete industrial buildings and sites by finding compatible and economically viable new tenants and programs keeps urban areas compact and walkable […]

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Civic, Cultural & Retail Environments

Industrial Building & Site Re-use for Civic, Cultural & Retail Environments

Sorensen Partners is committed to advancing design and real estate strategies that promote the re-use of industrial buildings and sites. Addressing brownfield (contaminated) and obsolete industrial buildings and sites by finding compatible and economically viable new tenants and programs keeps urban areas compact and walkable […]

Industrial Land Re-use for Production & Learning Environments

Industrial Land Re-use for Production & Learning Environments

Sorensen Partners is committed to advancing design and real estate strategies that promote the re-use of industrial buildings and sites. Addressing brownfield (contaminated) and obsolete industrial buildings and sites by finding compatible and economically viable new tenants and programs keeps urban areas compact and walkable […]