Inside, we’re all the same

How the “Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma” impacted one accessibility team member Sometimes, getting an up close and personal look at the work you try so passionately and diligently to perfect can make all the difference. Bhree Barrett can attest to that. Earlier this year, the accessibility surveyor at The McIntosh Group was invited to judge the “Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma” contest in … READ MORE

Accessibility and The Silver Tsunami: How aging boomers are changing how we think and build

Several years ago, in a speech outlining six disruptive demographic trends that would require change, James Johnson’s prognostications laid the groundwork for the myriad transformations today’s brands are having to deal with across all segments.   What Johnson, director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said was that our communities and businesses were … READ MORE

Your building is your brand: New Jackson Technical building design reflects business culture

Downtown Tulsa, Okla., is home to some of the most brilliant examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation, yet, at the same time, it includes abandoned box buildings and unkempt parking lots. This quickly is changing, as small, local businesses are popping up like fresh wildflowers and transforming the “vibe” of Downtown Tulsa into a creative, business-friendly and arts-focused hub. … READ MORE