The Open Office Environment in 2017

By: Rhonda Wessel The open office as we know it is ever evolving and changing to meet the needs of today’s employees.  More collaboration is taking place in the office.  What makes the design of the open office different in 2017 than 5 years ago or even 10 years ago? Technology has evolved to make our work spaces more flexible. … Read More

World Water Day for the Win

By: Kelsey Venekamp World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd to help bring attention to a crisis faced by millions around the globe—limited access to fresh, clean water. This year’s theme ‘why wastewater’ emphasizes the significance of improving water quality by reducing the amount of untreated wastewater and increasing recycling and safe reuse globally. While water makes up… Read More

Workplace Planning and Psychology

By: Catie Sterling While beginning to work on some major office area renovations, my team has to discuss several different factors based on our client, such as the existing space they’re working in, their wants vs. needs, technology, collaboration styles, etc.  Floor Plans & Freud: The Psychology of Workplace Planning, an article from Interiors & Sources’ Continuing Education Series, dives… Read More

Who Couldn’t Use a Productivity Boost?!

By: Amanda Medlen RID I recently read an article entitled, “9 Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive” by Dr. Travis Bradberry (one of my favorite Linked “INfluencers”).  The list of bad habits read as followed: Impulsively surfing the Internet Perfectionism Meetings Responding to e-mails as they arrive Hitting the snooze button Multitasking Putting off tough tasks Using… Read More

100 Years of De Stijl: The Pre-cursor of Modern Art and Architecture

By: Janet Thomas, RID 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the De Stijl art movement in Amsterdam, Holland. Piet Mondrian (http://www.pietmondrian.com/ ) and Theo van Doesburg (http://www.designishistory.com/1920/theo-van-doesberg/) founded the movement to provide a new voice for modern art after the chaos of World War I. Mondrian referred to this highly structured art form Neo-Plasticism or “New Art”…. Read More

“Begin With The End In Mind”

By Gary K. Pino, FMP, SFP I am sure that many of you are well aware of this Blog’s title: “Begin With The End In Mind”.  Although Stephen R. Covey introduced this phrase & Habit in his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, more than twenty-eight (28) years ago, it still has tremendous relevance to this very… Read More

Customer Service 101

By: Lindsay Ferro I think most business professionals offering a service can agree that one of the most important day to day tasks is to make sure the customer is happy. But it got me thinking….does customer service mean the same thing to everyone? Is a quick response preferred over a more thorough response? Is experience more important than a… Read More

WELL Building Standard Workshop: A Review

By: Yasha Ogg This past Friday, February 10th 2017, I attended a WELL Building Standard workshop at the Lighting Agency in Denver, Colorado. With health and wellness being key words that are creeping into the building industry, it was interesting to learn about how this new rating system works. Pioneered by Delos, the WELL Building Standard is the culmination of… Read More

25 Years & Racing Forward

By: Jill Mendoza  We have a history of living the beliefs and values that have shaped us.  For the last 25 years, we’ve been united in our commitment to our clients by providing the discipline of Commercial Interior Design to serve the needs of their mission critical environments.  We are so very fortunate to now be looking to the future and… Read More

How to Promote Happy, Healthy Work Environments

By: Donna Metallic As Interior designers, we can influence the well-being of occupants and drive productivity of the occupants in the workplace by introducing the WELL Building  philosophy in which the built environments minimize the impact to the human occupant. The office workplace is morphing to adapt to new styles of leadership, to reflect the culture and brand of a… Read More