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

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

NeoCon 2017

By: Catie Sterling I was very fortunate this year to have the opportunity to go to NeoCon for the first time with IDO. As a new interior design professional, I tried to take in as much of the convention as possible. Dozens of manufacturer’s reps informed us on their innovative new products, new directions of their companies, and allowed us… 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

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

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

A Real Story

A real story from Aileron, an organization dedicated to helping private businesses grow – In 2014, Jill Mendoza spent 2 days out of the office to work “on” our business by attending Aileron’s Course for Presidents. As Founder and President of IDO Incorporated, she now shares what has changed for her personally, and for her organization, since she took this program.

What is your 10 Core Commitment?

By: Rhonda Wessel If you follow me on my personal Facebook page, you know that I have turned some of my hobbies into side ventures for me and my family.  My newest one I took on in December 2015.  One of the things that caught my attention with this newest venture was that I could work it as much or… Read More

Professional Development: A definite WIN-WIN for both the Associate and the Firm

By: Gary K. Pino, FMP, SFP It’s time to brag about our Company and what we have to offer, from a benefit standpoint, as we totally understand the importance of our Associates’ pursuit of their professional development.  After all, a company’s most valuable asset and resource is its people … in my humble and unbiased opinion.  “People development is an organization’s… Read More