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The Faison Center: Happy Buildings with a Mission

When Brittany Faison was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with autism. Her parents searched high and low for the guidance and resources needed to provide therapy, but a lack of local programming all but forced them to open a classroom for Brittany and three peers in...

Now & Then: 125 Years of Design

2022 marks Baskervill’s quasquicentennial; our 125th birthday. From local Richmond firm to design dynamo with a glowing global footprint, the firm has evolved and changed a lot over the last century or so. What hasn’t changed? A commitment to asking, listening, and...

Now + Then: Baskervill Turns 120

Architecture’s enduring nature is powerful; it heralds prosperity, honors patronage, celebrates advances and echoes trends. But, most significantly, buildings are where we grow families, educate generations, build companies and gather. Our relationship with buildings...

Why Designing for Autism Matters

As people settle into their new digs at The Faison Residence, a cross-cultural housing community for young adults with autism and members of the compassionate care community, interior designer Arielle Cummins, CID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, shares her eye-opening...