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

Everything is Awesome………

By: Kris Kleinknight, RID, NCIDQ Recently I’ve noticed the LEGO house popping up on some of my go-to sites and in so many trade magazines, that I just had to dive deeper.  Bjarke Ingels of BIG; a Copenhagen, New York, and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, etc., have created a new Lego experience in Billund, Denmark, at the… Read More

Christmas Design Trends 2017

By: Rhonda Wessel It’s that busy time of year again as all of us here at IDO are hustling to get projects completed by the 2017 End Of Year deadline.  As my family and I are prepping for Thanksgiving, I was wondering what the latest and greatest Holiday Design trends would be for this year.  We almost always put up… Read More

Balanced Living

By: Amanda Medlen, RID, NCIDQ, LEED ID + C So many events, encounters, observations, conversations and experiences related to this topic, in just this week alone, that it led me to want to write about it and share a little.  Apologies in advance, for what might come across as random ramblings…but a topic that I am extremely passionate about nonetheless! I… Read More

Meeting too Much?

By: Lee Boyland, RID I have been feeling recently like my calendar is bursting with meetings, including a standing 8:30 meeting Tuesday THRU Friday each week. Sometimes I feel like, “what gives!?” When I look at my calendar and compare it to my list of deliverables, I see few windows in my calendar to produce those deliverables! I read a… Read More

How to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

By: Sara Kotarski These days, it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the constant demands of your job. According to a Harvard Business School survey, nearly 94% of working professionals said that they work over 50 hours per week. But did you know that working less can actually improve your productivity and prevent burn out? Maintaining a better balance… Read More

Let’s Go! – The Importance of Getting Away

By: Kris Kleinknight Continuing with the year of finding your Zen; we work hard and we need to find time for enjoying our passions.  Taking time to be with family, friends, or just quiet solitude helps to reenergize your spirit. Robert Kriegel, author of “How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard,” says workers get many of their… Read More

Teamwork CERTAINLY Does Make the Dream Work!

By: Amanda Medlen, RID, NCIDQ, LEED ID + C While scrolling through my recent LinkedIn news feed, I ran across an article title that really grabbed my attention.  The article was entitled, “Steve Jobs did not invent the iPhone.”  I was almost about to shout blasphemy! I was interested to see exactly where this article was going to go, talking… Read More

Summer Fun + Safety

By: Lee Boyland As we approach summer, we are drawn to the outdoors for many fun activities! Swimming, cook outs, boating and fireworks to name a few are all synonymous with summer, right? Memories are made when we’re enjoying time with family and friends out in the blue skies and sunshine, and I wanted to share a few safety tips… Read More

The Ace Mentor Program – Living the Future Today

By: Jill Mendoza For several years, IDO Associates have volunteered as mentors who help inspire high school students to pursue careers in design and construction. The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization, formed under Section 501(c)3 of the District of Columbia in 2002.  A history of the organization can be viewed here.  Thanks to the dedication of ACE’s mentors… Read More