Category: Design

The Cost of Constant Churn in Research Space Design and What to Do About It

By: Jill Mendoza Churn in the built environment typically denotes unwanted disruption brought on by constant change. It goes by a lot of names but Churn, is like a brewing storm on the horizon, which can be a very costly and disruptive event. Churn, especially in scientific environments, does not need to signify the coming of a bad storm.  In… Read More

NeoCon in your 20’s vs. your 40’s

NeoCon, the largest Interior Design Trade Show in the country, occurs every year during the second week of June. It is considered the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation and the most important event of the year! Exciting new products are introduced and hundreds of thousands of designers and vendors come from around the world to walk the showrooms… Read More

“We Are Not Saving Lives with Interior Design” But What if We Were?

By: Meryl Rosemarin As someone who graduated with a degree in architecture, I initially found myself not considering how to tailor the aesthetic to the object a project was designed for. As long as it looked “pretty”, it must be serving its purpose. While I continue to dive deeper into my career as in interior designer, I am learning just… Read More

Why I Build – Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2019

By: Sara Kotarski This May, Amanda Medlen, Brittany Parksey, Lee Boyland, and I collaborated with Turner Construction to create a team for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2019. Women Build is a program where women from all walks of life come together to raise funds and physically build a home – start to finish – for a local family in… 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

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

The Botanical Trend

By: Sara Kotarski Commercial plant products from companies such as Artisan Moss, Verde Profilo, and LiveWall are becoming increasingly popular in the market right now. This is partially due to the “botanical trend” that seems to have blossomed into the interior design industry over the past year. Companies of all shapes and sizes are introducing living plants as a design… Read More

Mayo Clinic’s Discovery Square

By: Kris Kleinknight Discovery Square in Rochester, Minnesota is a 16 block sub-district built in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in a highly connected urban life science hub. Mayo Clinic is adding three research centers in a four-story facility on the Destination Medical Center campus in Rochester, MN due for completion in 2019. The bioresearch campus will be the centerpiece of Discovery… Read More

Lighting Trends for 2018

By Rhonda Wessel Lighting design has always fascinated me, and it definitely is something that takes some thought and consideration. As an interior designer, many situations take some more detailed planning. I have been researching and cataloging light fixtures recently, and noticed some popular trends. Most of the lighting trends I have found appear in the residential spaces, however some… Read More

Interior Design Apps

By: Laken Taylor Every interior designer has some tricks up their sleeves and with twenty first century technology it sure got a lot easier. Here’s a list of applications you can get right on your phone! Sherwin Williams Color Snap: Build Color Palettes Color Match Photos Scan Color Numbers Paint Calculator This little app is fun and super handy to… Read More