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A virtual company gets physical.
A first-of-its-kind conference, and the formation of a world-changing community of practice.
Structural engineer Justin Den Herder was the first volunteer in our Co-Build Kathmandu initiative.
How Pilot Projects' Sarah Jane Wilson connected with the award-winning author over trees, culture, and Vancouver's hippie era.
A perfect NYC Friday afternoon for aspiring engineers: A picnic, a little math, and some hands-on experimental construction.
"We're tending now to confuse design with research. Designers need to more fully embrace their role as advocates and cultural leaders..."
How we worked with one of the largest churches in Manhattan to make their new offices green, flexible, and beneficial to their culture
"In terms of design problems, few spaces are more complex than the workplace."
Some startups are innovating by bringing us back to basics.
Neighbors like these show NYC is as vital as ever
Our initiative to assess, restore, and rebuild in the Kathmandu Valley following two massive earthquakes
A spontaneous trip becomes the surprise of a lifetime
Could building a wall bring our team closer together?
Pilot Projects' founder and director gets involved with University's NYC program debut
There's a long way to go, but we're taking on a big challenge that's making us better designers. And the world is taking notice.
Great minds seem to think alike when it comes to conservation.
Is there is a paradoxical relationship between the "products" of innovation and the cultivation of an innovative mind?
We're going back to Guatemala--this time to chart a forest's life like never before.
Scott responds to the "Google got it wrong" open office controversy.
We're happy to report a new source of funding for our Green Hub project!
Pilot Projects' founder and director on how anyone can get involved in their neighborhood's developments, and why they should.
This year, we meditated on being at home at work, how we can make city streets safer, and life outside the metropolis.
Sustainable hardwood is piloted in NYC zoos as the Brooklyn Bridge Forest project gains traction.
A new video about our signature design tool, the Sandbox.
A cagey Detroit seems intrigued by the prospect of participatory design.