Building our Future

In previous announcements we have asked the question, how many of us wish we could assemble the perfect team? How often have you heard someone say: “If only we could find the right talent? Talent that brings promise and value to our existing team. Talent that fits our needs as an organization and the needs of our clients.” Well it… Read More

The ABC’s of Healthcare Design

By Victoria Numbers The practice of Healthcare Design has grown and evolved at a remarkable pace since Dr. Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID, founded the Healthcare Symposium in the mid 1980’s. Over the past three decades, a number of research and knowledge sharing organizations, credentialing methods and guidelines have been developed. Here are a few of the Healthcare Design… Read More

IDO’s newest NCIDQ Certified Designer

By Victoria Numbers IDO proudly congratulates designer Sara Kotarski, RID, for successfully completing the NCIDQ exam earlier this year! We took a moment to speak with her about why becoming a certifed professional and subsequently registering with the State of Indiana is important to her. Please join us in celebrating Sara’s accomplishment! 1. What drove your decision to pursue NCIDQ… Read More

Celebrating 2018

As we celebrate the close of 2018 we are so grateful for our loyal clients and business partners and most importantly our families and dear friends. To express our appreciation to all our stakeholders the IDO Team has provided a special donation to the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis this year.   We understand that our donation will help make it possible that no… Read More

2018 Indiana WBE(Women Business Owner) Volunteer of the Year

By: Jill Mendoza This past October at the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBENC) Symposium featuring the Awards of Distinction, I was extremely honored to receive the Award of Distinction for Indiana WBE (Women Business Enterprise) Volunteer of the Year. I am very grateful for the recognition I have received for my work, because I am very sure that there… Read More

Professional Management

By: Amanda Medlen There are so many books, materials and resources out there for business, but which ones are the best ones?  I think that it would be fair to say that it really depends on your company, the culture that you are trying to promote and the status of the business itself.  I truly believe that no matter the… Read More

Achieving Transparency Through Open Book Management

By: Lee Boyland In the built environment industry, the current climate seems to be booming. Design professionals are hammering away right now! So how does that translate to businesses’ financial success? It doesn’t necessarily mean their books are in good shape. One tool we’ve added to our belt in the past few years is embracing and teaching open book management… Read More

Design Savvy, Where Does it Come From?

By Janet H. Thomas With the fast pace of change in the world how does the local design community keep abreast of the trends, the successes and the failures? How do interior designers know what is sustainable, what is the right product to promote health and wellness? Finally how does the design community stay in touch with their local community… Read More

Are Open Offices really Open?

By: Jill Mendoza We hear a lot about how todays work environments, especially the open office environment, should be designed to encourage people to collaborate and communicate more effectively. Unfortunately, as design professionals, we find that many people who work in these environments choose to isolate themselves instead, by wearing headphones and communicating through email and instant messaging services rather… Read More

Building Strong Teams

By: Brittany Werth Working as part of a team has become common in most professional environments. But what happens when it starts to go wrong? As the days go by meetings are set, objectives are defined and rules are put into place but the important aspects, which lead to a strong teams, are pushed to the side. Many employees are… Read More