PTSD in Fire Departments and how Architectural Design can Help Prevent and Mitigate the Effects

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Social Buzz | No Comments

Firefighters have a unique set of job requirements, it is impossible to spend a lifetime in the profession without experiencing some level of trauma. Current estimates suggest that 7%-37% of firefighters meet criteria for a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Matthew Tull, 2018). The risk of firefighters developing PTSD is higher than the general population ...

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The Benefits of Bringing the Outdoors In

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Social Buzz | No Comments

Admiring leafy plants and blooming flowers is a simple pleasure that can be universally enjoyed by everyone. Color, shape, pattern, and texture can all be reflected in the natural state of the foliage around us. Designers have the advantage of utilizing these primitive qualities in their interior spaces to give end users a sense of ...

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Art and Industry as Civic Engagement

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Social Buzz | No Comments

Join us for the 6th Biennial Symposium of the Grant Wood Art Colony on September 29th at the University of Iowa, Art Building West, in Iowa City where Michael LeClere, of MGA, will be presenting and participating in a panel discussion on this subject. This year’s symposium theme is: Art in Public. This post is ...

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Virtual Reality in Architecture

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Social Buzz | No Comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, and people tend to love pretty pictures.  This sentiment certainly applies to today’s architecture, construction, and engineering industries.  There is no single correct method or medium to produce compelling images of all varieties for use in these fields, but the emergence of accessible, user-friendly digital media affords architects ...

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Derek Powers – A True All Star

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Social Buzz | No Comments

Check out this video of MGA’s All Star, Derek Powers. Derek has been instrumental in helping ACE, a local board of volunteers from the construction trades which helps to educate and inform High Schoolers about the importance of the trades. He also lead efforts to launch a new website for ACE which shows how to ...

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Build Your Future With ACE

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Social Buzz | No Comments

Check out this video that features many members of our firm. Derek Powers of MGA has worked diligently with ACE to help develop this website. ACE provides career counseling to High School students around the state of Iowa. Derek is a mentor and very passionate about the program and being involved. We are all so ...

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