Last month RNL hosted a Project Pipeline workshop for a group of 12 middle school students from a number of Denver Public Schools, along with their Denver Kids mentors, to explore the idea that they can each be a voice for change in their own communities by starting to think about the spaces and places in their neighborhoods, and how they are influenced by design.
Understanding what’s happening in our communities, and the impact we can have on them, is pivotal to our success as an industry. As a B Corp, we’re committed to using our business as a force for good, taking the same passion that drives us to be a leader in sustainability and transportation to movements like the B Corp Inclusion Challenge.
Over the past several months, we’ve been working with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on the conceptual stop design for a streetcar system that will transform the community and small-business landscape of Santa Ana and Garden Grove in Southern California. In a way, it’s like a revival of the old streetcar that ran from LA to downtown Santa Ana—but in a new era of transportation!
For many people, fall signals the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. At RNL this year, it meant Design2Thrive season. This year’s event included fitness and design challenges and two solid weeks of educational presentations that ended on the day the entire RNL family came together in Denver for a once-in-a-decade anniversary celebration.