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Empathy is finally getting considered in elementary education.

Yale researcher Mark Brackett says helping students to develop empathy can make teachers more effective and students more successful. “One teacher used to go home with welts on her body because these kids were so emotionally challenged that they were kicking [...]

Host a Weather Station at your School

Host a Weather Station at your School

Host a Weather Station to provide local weather conditions for local residents available online or through Weather Bug or similar applications for tablet, smartphone, and computers. The Weather Station can also be used for scientific investigations and logging of weather [...]

Virginia’s Water Supply – Sustainable Water Use, Lesson 2 for Independent Schools

Virginia’s Water Supply – Sustainable Water Use, Lesson 2 for Independent Schools

Virginia’s estimated 52,232 miles of streams and rivers are part of nine major watersheds. Annual state-wide rainfall averages almost 43 inches. The total combined flow of all freshwater streams in the state is estimated at about 25 billion gallons per [...]

Flushing Our Water Down the Toilet – Sustainable Water Use, Lesson 1 for Independent Schools

Flushing Our Water Down the Toilet – Sustainable Water Use, Lesson 1 for Independent Schools

The majority of the water that has been extracted, cleaned, treated and delivered to our houses and businesses is being used to flush toilets. Seems counterintuitive on every level, doesn’t it? Some ways to involve students and staff directly with [...]

Sustainability

Sustainability

We believe in a triple bottom line approach to Sustainable Design, in which economic, environmental, and social factors are all considered. As architects we are already professionals practicing stewardship of or client’s budget as it realtes to design decisions. Considering [...]

2 City Studio Skill Set

2 City Studio Skill Set

2 City Studio enjoys big firm experience and delivers it with small firm personality. We are not about creating an icon but about creating superior learning, teaching and working spaces. We also understand the importance of managing costs in today’s [...]

Virginia Tech Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Virginia Tech Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) is looking to build new student housing on their 100 year old campus. They contracted with 2 City Studio to study their existing housing, that had recently been damaged by fire. Since [...]

Welcome to 2 City Studio!

Welcome to 2 City Studio!

2 City Studio is a new firm established by three individuals with many years of combined experience in cultural, educational, and residential projects. We see the innovations of the future and are thrilled to be part of a changing, global [...]

Empathic Method

Empathic Method

Listening to our clients is our first order of business. But what we do with that information makes our clients the most happy and their projects more successful and sustainable. Being able to translate an experience into the perspective of [...]