Ed Shim

Jersey City on the Rise

Everyone talks about the recent tall building boom in Manhattan, the rise in development in Brooklyn, and the re-zoning efforts that have led to the sudden growth of Long Island City.  But one can hardly ignore the emerging skyline to the west just across the Hudson River. 

Jersey City has fast become a special place as more people are choosing the urban setting and lifestyle over that of Suburbia.  The convenience of Jersey City and its access to multiple modes of transportation; the support by the city for more local businesses over "formula businesses" and improving architecture has turned Jersey City into the next area of interest for younger generations.  Over the last several years the focus has been in downtown Jersey City along the waterfront but more and more development has spread to the areas on the outskirts as well. 

Jersey City on the Rise

Featured Project: Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

The first allopathic medical school to open in New York State in more than 40 years graduated its inaugural class this spring. To truly comprehend this new model of medical education, understand that the basic science of medicine is being taught at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in the context of real clinical problems. From the moment students first arrive on campus, the curriculum emphasizes clinical training. Hofstra University is creating lifelong learners who will be the medical leaders of the future. The completion of Phase II on the university’s Hempstead, NY, campus provides a glimpse into what a medical school for the 21st century looks like. 

Featured Project: Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Becoming the Tech Companies’ Architect

WSJ Article Identifies Yodle Architecture as “a Physical and a Psychological Connector”

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, staying connected is at the top of the list of priorities for tech companies when choosing an architect. In this case, the connectivity being valued isn’t mobile computing. Rather, we’re talking about building physical and psychological connectors within a workplace. Yodle’s architecture is front and center in the WSJ commercial real estate reporter’s story about why stairways are key to promoting collaboration and encouraging openness.

Becoming the Tech Companies’ Architect