Month: September 2013

3D Printing, the Wave of the Future

By:  Janet H Thomas, RID Having heard a lot of Buzz about 3D printing I decided to look more closely at this rapidly growing technology and its impact on design. Depending on the medium, 3D printing can generate just about anything you can imagine. For Interior Design and Architecture 3D SketchUp models can be exported to a 3D printer to… Read More

Largest Solar Panel Farm

By: Julie Knight On March 15, 2013, ground broke on one of the largest airport solar panel farms in North America. Can you guess where?………………. The Indianapolis Airport! The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) in partnership with Johnson Melloh Solutions of Indianapolis, IN and Telamon  Corporation of Carmel, IN are developing a field at the end of one of the airport… Read More

Indoor Environmental Quality

By: Daniel Overbey AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C The term indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is very broad in scope. The design and construction profession commonly lumps four key topics under this umbrella terms: Indoor air quality: To ensure that occupiable indoor air volumes are relatively free of contaminants and do not threaten human health or building damage functions. Thermal comfort: To ensure that indoor… Read More

A Movement of Leaders

By: Jill Mendoza “In nature, nothing exists alone.” – Rachel Carson.  This is the open foreword from Rick Fedrizzi ‘s U.S. Green Building Council’s release of the, “LEED in Motion Report”.  This exclusive report provides a statistical snapshot of the LEED and green building movement that IDO Incorporated is proud to be a part. Here is a sampling of data offered; –         … Read More

Do You Have to Do Only One Thing

By:  Cherie Anderson It has been said that diversity is the spice of life. However, what has been said has not always been lived out. We  spend much of our formative years exploring the world of possibilities offered to us; only to get into our early twenties and hurriedly urged to pick something and settle down by our anxious families… Read More

Upcycling 387 Acres: As Easy as a Walk in the Park

By:  Tony White I recently came across this article on Dwell’s website highlighting Matthew Mazzotta’s work in York, Alabama.  Mazzotta’s work called Open House took a derelict house and created a public outdoor theatre.  Watch the video to gain a better appreciation of what this space means to the 3,000 residents of York. So Mazzotta’s creativity got me thinking, “what are some… Read More