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April 1st, 2020

Alan Metcalfe, Building Experiences

Alan Metcalfe and his team use play as the basis for their designs, helping people learn about the world by experiencing it. You’ll find an example of their great work at Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland, Michigan, where guests of all ages and abilities are immersed in the nation's longest canopy walk.

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March 27th, 2020

Explore museum collections from home!

For this week's #METARCH, instead of digging into our vaults, we want to encourage you to explore the collections and exhibitions of some museums. Click for more information.

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March 18th, 2020 | Alan Metcalfe, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

How We Think: Kelsey Stellar

Kelsey Stellar (née Lind) “loves the idea of thinking in that third dimension – designing in the space of people’s experiences” for both the cultural and healthcare sectors here at Metcalfe.

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March 17th, 2020 | Alan Metcalfe, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Metcalfe's Response to COVID-19

Beginning March 16, our employees will be teleworking, and all client and consultant meetings will be web-based. 

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March 2nd, 2020 | Alan Metcalfe, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

A Love Letter to Philly

From Germantown to Devil’s Pocket, Mt. Airy to Manayunk, the Metcalfe staff has a clear appreciation of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and eccentricities – and a deep love for the place they work and (most of us) live.

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February 10th, 2020 | Alan Metcalfe, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

We hear you

What it means to really listen when designing schools

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January 27th, 2020 | Alan Metcalfe, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

How we think about learning environments

What makes a great learning environment? Hear from Metcalfe on what we have discovered about how children learn via projects like Community Partnerships School, Mastery School, and Settlement Music School.

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