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

Congratulations!…Now What?

By: Sara Kotarski   Happy May, and Happy Graduation for many! It seems like just yesterday I was saying goodbye to my home of four years and walking away as an alumna of Michigan State University’s Interior Design program. A lot has happened in those two years since graduation. I’ve lived in 3 states, worked 3 jobs, and rented 2… Read More

Take a Deep Breath and…Rest!

By: Lee Boyland Our society is speeding along at the pace of technology, and our schedules are packed with commitments. Some of us are great multi-taskers and we thrive on staying busy, checking off lists of to-dos, but we can only keep up at that pace for so long. Our brains need a break from work, extra curriculars, and we… Read More

The Importance of Staying Humble

By: Sara Kotarski As the winter holidays quickly approach (or at least in the world of retail they seem to be), I always find myself reflecting on my past year and what events led me to where I am now. What did I do to better myself? What did I do to better those around me? What goals should I… Read More

Spring Clean Your Workplace

By Kelsey Venekamp The sun is shining, the squirrels are playing and you’re inside—buried under folders and sticky notes, sitting at your desk, without a ray of sunshine in sight. With spring in the air and on our minds, now is the perfect time to reflect on the beauty and newness of the season and use that inspiration to de-clutter… Read More

Thankfulness and Blessings

By: Amanda Medlen In this time of Thanksgiving and the joyous holiday season, I have been abundantly reminded of the great people that I am surround by, day in and day out.   (And now you are thinking… ‘Here she goes again….getting all sentimental…’) No, really, I feel extremely blessed to work with such wonderful people.  Some for over 11 years… Read More


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With Great Fashion Comes Great Art

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID Take one Architectural Master and two fashion giants and put them together. What do you get? A fascinating Art complex known as the Prada Foundation. Rem Koolhaas of OMA developed this 200,000 square foot art venue for Miuccia Prada and husband Patrizio Bertelli of Prada, who dominate the fashion world and collect contemporary art. While they… Read More

Giving back

by: Donna Metallic Giving back IDO Incorporated has provided in-kind services to the Greater YMCA of Indianapolis for over eight years.  YMCA’s vision of balancing mind, body and spirit aligns with our own company core values, making our partnership a good fit, as well as a great way to give back to our city.  While we have worked with 11… Read More