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Coming Full Circle

Cripe has partnered with The Oaks Academy since 2008 for the “Math Matters” event, which allows 8th grade students to visit the office and learn about what the company does and how the professionals here do their jobs and work as a team.  These visits are an interesting topic for me personally as I have […]

CANstruction at The Cupboard

Earlier this year the Cripe Architecture department had the opportunity to work on their first “CANstruction” project- designing a large scale, hand built art installation out of non-perishable food. Canstruction design competitions have become increasingly popular in cities around the country as a means of donating food to food pantries and having fun in the process. They […]

We Care

Cripe was honored to be a part of the national Herman Miller We Care event sponsored by Office Works on December 4th, 2014. We Care brings together interior designers and architecture firms across the country to collaborate with children who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to create Christmas gifts and […]

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Google Glass – The New Look of Healthcare

Imagine a doctor being called into emergency surgery. As they rush to the operating room, with a few voice commands, they are able to see the patient’s prep status, access the patient’s vitals, view the injury and view the pre-surgery check list all while in route to the OR. With Google Glass, this is possible. […]

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Energy + Facilities Procurement

With the Fourth of July holiday behind us, most of us have fully embraced the summer time staples of barbeques, suntan lotion and swimming pools. Winter is the furthest thing from our minds. The natural gas industry, however, is still reeling from last winter’s touch. The last cold season has taken an unusually large bite […]

Community Building Beyond Buildings

Literacy in America has always been a major topic of discussion and a crucial point of concern for our communities as well as the nation as a whole. With the recent turbulent changes in global economy, the importance of higher education is paramount now more than ever. In order for young adults of today and […]

Traveling as Education- Experiencing South Africa

I was originally bitten by “the travel bug” in 2002 when my dad followed through on a long-standing dream to do as his dad had done for him- take his son(s) to Italy, the land of our not-so-distant-anscestors. During my Master”s of Architecture program in 2009, three months living in Barcelona and four months abroad total, […]

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Evolving With Equipment Needs

Spring is coming!  Warmer temperatures promise to bring more and more bicycle riders out of hibernation.  Bicycling has become the second most popular outdoor activity in the United States (especially in urban areas).  Not only are people more conscious about each dollar spent and getting their daily exercise, they are also more conscious of the […]

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Floors to Fashion

If someone were to ask a group of people what architecture and a tuxedo have in common, the answers would more than likely vary between functionality and aesthetics.  Fashion has long been synonymous with clothing and the textile industry. It’s no wonder the term – fashion show- refers to an exhibition for clothing and related […]

The Equipment Planning Team Traveled to Arizona

Equipment Planning and Beyond The Equipment Planning team traveled to Phoenix, AZ to attend the 8th Annual Attainia Community Summit (ACS).  The community consists of hospitals, medical equipment planners, suppliers, GPOs, and services providers that use Attainia in their respective roles.  While taking in the 95+ degree weather and the beautiful landscape, we were able […]

The Oaks Academy Visits Cripe

Earlier this month Cripe welcomed the 8th grade math classes from The Oaks Academy for their annual field trip in which they look to answer the age old question “Why do we need to study math?” Since the Spring of 2008 our talented engineers, architects and surveyors have shown these students how the same math […]

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A small gallery

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Sustainability- The Solar Decathlon (2010)

The concept of “sustainability” is an issue of growing importance both here at Cripe and in the world at large.  Driven by a desire to conserve resources, it is primarily achieved through an increase in energy efficiency, whether that means the energy used to create the building materials, and building itself, or an ongoing energy […]

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Cripe Film Festival

The third week of May, the Architecture department began what will hopefully be a monthly or bi-weekly opportunity at some lunchtime “out-of-the-classroom” learning- Architect Darin Lanich’s idea to host an Architecture Film Festival here in our very own “Cripe University”. The inaugural film was a full-length feature (shown in two parts) called My Architect: A Son’s […]