Project Spotlight: The science of collaboration

The Request: Redesign neuroscience labs and office spaces to encourage collaboration, provide greater flexibility and maximize productivity. The Challenge: Before this renovation, lab members were assigned to “box labs” that accommodated two to three occupants with one office and two open workstations. This dated structure encouraged a silo work philosophy with little space for inter-lab collaboration or teamwork. The client… Read More

Making the Effort to Have a Good Balance Between Work and Life is Important

By Gary K. Pino, FMP, SFP Having just come back from a week long vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida, with my wife and daughter, and witnessing the Tesla Space launch, I don’t have to tell you how important it is to take advantage of scheduling time away to relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation time.  After suffering from a long… Read More

The Power of US

By: Amanda Medlen With the Olympics in full swing, in tandem with some recent research and reading that I found myself in, I am strengthening and building upon my already strong beliefs in the power of teamwork. In this short 55 second video, entitled “How teamwork is the greatest asset at the Olympics,” it talks about the power of individuality… Read More

Likes, Shares, & Tweets-Oh My!

By Lindsay Ferro   Social media in the workplace is sometimes frowned upon, but studies show that it can actually be beneficial in many ways. Here at IDO, we have a business Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIN account that many of the staff uses to share project highlights, employee recognition, professional connections, informative blogs, industry events, and some of our day-to-day… Read More

A New, Simpler Year

By: Lee A. Boyland I’ve begun my spring cleaning ahead of Spring this year! During some much-relished time at home the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I spent some time organizing and purging. With the motivation of the book “A Simplified Life” by Emily Ley, and a neighborhood challenge, I went through closets, the toy room, craft supplies, bathroom… Read More

2018 Color Forecast

By Janet H. Thomas Every year Interior Design Trends are analyzed and influences for the upcoming year are predicted. Color is one of the biggest topics and is covered by Manufacturer’s from many venues. The results are varied and provide options for all whether you are a fan of boldness or still loving the classic black/white/grey them or wanting soothing… Read More

Linking Health, Well-being and Productivity in the Workplace

By: Donna Metallic In a previous blog, I outlined the principles of the WELL Building, in this blog I would like to link together health, well-being, productivity and the work place. Today the conversation is expanding to include a more holistic, person-centered point of view to promote well-being, an enduring state that encompasses wellness of mind and body, and can… Read More

A New Year, A New Voice!

The 2017 year was a transformative one for the IDO Team. We celebrated our 25th year in business, expanded our team and completed a record number of projects for a record number of clients. Little did we know, 25 years ago, a dream to create a firm dedicated to Commercial Interior Design, was a big dream. We are grateful to many who have believed in… Read More

Happy Holidays!

By Sara Kotarski, Associate IIDA, LEED GA What a year it has been! This year, IDO celebrated 25 years in business. That’s 25 years of providing exceptional design service to our clients around the Indianapolis area and beyond. 2017 was a year of pushing our limits, setting and achieving goals, and expanding our IDO family. We are so fortunate to… Read More

A Better Solution?

By: Victoria Numbers, NCIDQ, RID As designers and creators of the built environment, we are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the public who live, work, and play in our spaces. This charge is taken seriously by the profession and we work diligently to ensure that building codes are met, products and materials are specified correctly and projects… Read More