This Design Director Is Bringing Awareness to the Architecture of Deafness

Today, Mansfield heads MASS’s Deaf Space design portfolio as well as its Restorative Justice Design Lab. The subjects in his current work queue range from deafness and memorialization in Deaf schools, a publication on hospital architecture and colonialism, and projects that, as Mansfield puts it, “illuminate and spatialize the trauma, injustice, and racism of mass incarceration.”

Simultaneously, he has spent the past three years documenting the architecture and landscape design of 50 of the world’s Deaf schools, with sidebar visits to Deaf clubs and other community spaces. Supported by the Graham Foundation and the Library of Congress, Mansfield is turning this research into the Deaf Space Archive, which explores both architecture’s impact on the Deaf experience and the impact of deafness on space design.

A rendering showing MASS Design Group’s submission for a design competition to rethink the campus of Gallaudet University.

MASS Design Group

The archive stands to benefit

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25 Great Buys On Furniture, Home Decor, Kitchen Essentials, and More

Wayfair is known as the place to go when you want to score nice furniture and home goods at an affordable price. And, like plenty of other online retailers, the company is kicking off holiday sales early with the Wayfair Black Friday Early Access Sale.

The onli is continually adding a slew of new discounted products and will release even more on Thursday, November 26 (aka Thanksgiving). That sale will run through Monday, November 30. You’ll also score free shipping on all orders of $35 or more. Basically, there are a lot of ways to save big on furniture, outdoor gear, kitchen essentials, and home decor.

Tip: Bookmark this page and check back daily for Wayfair Black Friday updates. For more, see our guide to the best Black Friday sales and deals.

Wayfair’s Best Black Friday Deals on Furniture

Wayfair’s Best Black Friday Deals on Kitchen Appliances and

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Implementing a Staged Approach to Evolutionary Architecture

Key Takeaways

  • Plan using Risk and Cost Based Architecture for evolution
  • Prepare a continuous integration approach to facilitate evolutionary architecture
  • Define architecture fitness functions and map them across the system
  • Track execution using monitors and feedback mechanisms to enable team actions
  • Several software tools and dashboards exist that can help plan, monitor, and validate your architecture as it evolves


Traditionally, software architecture and design phases have been considered as initial phases. In this approach, the architecture decisions were considered valid for the entire life of the system. With the wisdom of ages and in reaction to industry transformations, we have started to see architecture as evolving. This evolution necessitates a different set of approaches in the direction of continuous planning, facilitating via continuous integration, dashboards, and tools, thus providing guide rails for systems to evolve. This article focuses on these approaches and tools to

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How to make a living selling on Facebook Marketplace

  • Facebook Marketplace launched in 2016 aimed at turning the social media platorm’s massive user base into a peer-to-peer selling platform that rivals Craigslist.
  • While most people use Marketplace to sell odds and ends, some amateur vendors, like Beautiful Fight Woodworking and Clara’s Green House, have used the forum as their virtual storefront.
  • This year, Brittany and Heather Dyer of Beautiful Fight Woodworking have made nearly $170,000 on the platform, while Clara Leung of Clara’s Green House has made $15,000 in six months of selling.
  • The Dyers and Leung spoke with Business Insider to share how they’ve made a living selling on Facebook Marketplace, and what aspiring entrepreneurs can do to replicate their success.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Craigslist might have brought classified ads to the internet, but Facebook Marketplace has perfected the art of peer-to-peer selling. 

Thanks to the social media platform’s existing user base of about

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5 Tips for Improving Client Relationships

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This article was written by Alex Fluegel, a member of the Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble content team. Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble is a freelance-matching platform leading the future of work. If you’re struggling to find, vet, and hire the right freelancers for your business, Entrepreneur NEXT will help you hire the freelancers you need, exactly when you need them. From business to marketing, sales, design, finance, and technology, we have the top 3 percent of freelance experts ready to work for you.

Client relationships are like any other relationship. They require effort, time, and attention to improve and maintain their quality. When you consistently invest in relationship building, you should see a clear return, not only in the form of business growth but in how fulfilling the work is.

When you strengthen relationships with

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35 bathroom ideas that will make you want to upgrade your space

There’s no feeling like a hot bath while your phone balances anxiously at the other side playing your favourite Netflix show. And when done right, your bathroom actually can become one of your favourite rooms to hang out.

We spend more time in our bathrooms than we think. Whether it’s washing ourselves, getting glammed up for a night out (remember those?), or nursing a hangover – we’re in there multiple times a day. So why shouldn’t we give it the same love as the rest of our home? It’s amazing how something as simple as investing in a nice mirror or adding a plant can brighten up the space you have, and treating your bathroom with the same care as the rest of your interiors will really pay off. Even when you’re renting, little tweaks can make a space feel more like home.

Despite changing seasons and trends, there’s always

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Weekend air travel hits pandemic-era record, despite health officials’ pleas to stay home

a group of people standing in a train station: Travelers wearing protective face masks walking through Miami International Airport on Sunday.

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Travelers wearing protective face masks walking through Miami International Airport on Sunday.

Warnings from public health officials not to travel for Thanksgiving didn’t stop passengers from packing US airports and planes this weekend.

From Friday to Sunday, more than 3 million people passed through airport security checkpoints in the United States — a record weekend for air travel since the pandemic hit in March. Sunday was the biggest day for air travel since March 16, with 1.05 million people screened.

US health officials have pleaded with the American public not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this week as new Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths soar. Friday saw a one-day record of 196,000 new US cases, according to Johns Hopkins.

The airlines say that the cleaning procedures used between flights, the exchange of fresh air in the cabin throughout flights and the

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Plastic furniture maker Poly-Wood plans $43M Indiana plant

Plastic furniture maker Poly-Wood LLC is investing $42.8 million in a new manufacturing and recycling facility at its Indiana headquarters, a continuation of recent growth for the company.

The Syracuse, Ind.-based firm plans to open the facility in fall 2021, with an additional 30 extrusion lines and one recycling line, at its headquarters campus, according to a Nov. 19 news release from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Poly-Wood uses recycled high density polyethylene to make its signature line of Adirondack chairs and other outdoor furniture and has been growing steadily in recent years.

In 2018, it announced a $35 million investment in a new manufacturing and recycling plant in North Carolina, after recapitalizing with two Indiana-based investment firms in 2015.

The company employs 600 in Indiana and 775 nationwide. The furniture maker added 157 jobs this year and expects to create another 95 by 2023 with the new 369,000 square

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Alison Brooks Architects and Gad Line+ Studio named architecture studios of the year at Dezeen Awards

Alison Brooks Architects has been named studio of the year while Gad Line+ Studio has won the title of emerging architecture studios of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020.

Based in the UK, Alison Brooks Architects was selected from a shortlist of six studios, which was determined by our jury of 25 leading figures from the world of architecture.

Chinese architecture studio Gad Line+ Studio beat four other emerging studios to win the award.

Athena by Alison Brooks Architects in Eddington, Cambridge
Alison Brooks Architects’ projects include Athena, Eddington in Cambridge. Image is by Paul Riddle

The winning studios were revealed at the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture show, which was streamed on Dezeen on 23 November.

The interiors and design studio category winners will be revealed on 24 November and 25 November.

Alison Brooks Architects named studio of the year

The architecture jury, which consisted of London-based Sally Mackareth, Mariam Kamara of Studio Masomi, Alexandra Hagen of White

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Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture project category winners revealed

The 12 winning architecture projects for Dezeen Awards 2020 have been revealed. Winners include a Vietnamese house with a vegetable garden on the roof, a primary school in Iran and a boutique hotel in Bali.

a store inside of a building

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Other winners, unveiled in the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture show hosted by LionHeart, include an apartment block in China, a black pavilion filled with glass yams and a public square in Copenhagen with parking for 2,000 bikes.

The Red Roof by TAA Design was named overall architecture project of the year.

The winners were decided by a master jury consisting of London-based Sally Mackereth, Mariam Kamara of Studio Masomi, Alexandra Hagen of White Arkitekter, Penda China’s Sun Dayong and Issa Diabaté of Ivory Coast-based Koffi Diabate Architects.

There were 1,455 entries for the architecture categories at this year’s Dezeen Awards, which is sponsored by Allermuir, V1, LSA, Hem and Grohe .

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