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Listening Begets Listening at Hamel

The measure of any performing arts venue is the audience experience of both sight and sound. But the creation of any memorable experience isn't possible unless architects, engineers, acousticians and designers can see a client's vision, hear...

Designing Silence On A Noisy Campus

Before they could design concert and recital halls with high-quality acoustics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison's new Hamel Music Center, engineers were faced with the challenge of mitigating sound interference from one of the noisiest...

Hamel Music Center Creates A Buzz

A dynamic new building rising along University Avenue in Madison is heralding in the future of the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Mead-Witter School of Music. The Hamel Music Center will be a state-of-the-art performance and educational...

CANstruction’s Can-Do Approach To Hunger

Imagination, generosity and teamwork are all on display at the West Towne Mall in Madison this week as volunteers build structures out of canned goods to help end hunger in Madison. Strang and Frank Productions are happy to be a small part of...

Recruiting Through Intelligent Interior Design Part 2

Your office speaks volumes about your company, brand and culture. In this second of a two-part blog, learn how intelligent interior design can be a strategic advantage in attracting and retaining top talent. When we step inside someone’s home,...

Amazing Interior Designs Part 1

When competing with other companies for top talent, a high quality office design can give you the edge. In this first of a two-part series, learn how interior designers can create choice and flexibility at your work environment. At one time, a...

VR and Laboratory Design

Designing lab space is a complex undertaking that must be done in close collaboration with professionals who use the space. Here's how virtual reality technology plays a vital part in the design process. Chemical production and research...

Bringing Architecture To The Stage

Community involvement is part of the culture at Strang and many times our staff gives back using their professional expertise. The latest example is the design of the stage set for the play, Arborophilia, at Madison's Bartell Theatre, created by...

Client As Collaborator

When the client uses virtual reality software to experience their future space, it allows them to become even more involved as a collaborative partner in the design process. Anyone who has opened the door into their newly designed space and...