Then & Now……The Future of Timeless Office Design in a Post-Pandemic Era

By Jill Mendoza: Our IDO office, shown here, was originally designed in 2006 and for the most part, was well planned with the intent to reflect our company’s values, brand, and functionally to serve our IDO team long into the future.  Then, the intent was to design spaces to be flexible, sustainable and adaptable to changes in our business without… Read More

#IWD2021

By: Jill Mendoza: Did you know there were nearly 13 million Women-owned business’s at the beginning of 2020, who employed 9.4 million people?  Additionally, these WBE businesses generated about 1.9 trillion in revenue.  It was a well-known fact before the pandemic, as our economy changed, entrepreneurial women were emerging as leaders of industry, bringing significant, fresh ideas to the marketplace…. Read More

Imagine The Pressure 2021 Is Feeling?

By Jill Mendoza: Here at IDO, we end this year with many different thoughts and feelings about this past year and our path forward.  For the design industry, although there have been challenges, we feel very fortunate IDO has not seen the same impact this year as many other smaller businesses in the service sector. As we look forward to… Read More

A-hah….It’s about the PEOPLE!

By: Jill Mendoza Today IDO participated on a panel for the Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference sponsored by IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis).  The panel topic was “Resilient Building Design for the Present and Future”.  It is important to note, that this Conference was originally scheduled to take place last April but like many events planned during the COVID… Read More

FOCUS over BUZZ – In a COVID-19 World

By: Jill Mendoza We are hearing a lot of buzz around how much COVID-19 has and will impact our physical work environments.  From office, retail, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, research facilities, places of worship, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and so on, things will be different.  Wherever you work, whatever you and your co-workers do there, how you plan your environments… Read More

IDO 2.0: The Next Chapter

By: Jill Mendoza Hello from IDO Incorporated! I hope everyone is staying well and safe during these uncertain times. Here at IDO we are still very much connected and helping our community stay united through innovative design. Speaking of connectivity, you may notice that IDO Incorporated has a refreshed look. It’s an exciting time for our organization – our knowledge… Read More

Advocacy for Interior Design

By: Sara Kotarski In the fall of 2019, I had the pleasure of attending my first IIDA Advocacy Symposium. The 5th annual conference was held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, and featured a variety of speakers, panels, and Q and A sessions, all relating to advocacy for the Interior Design profession. Having just recently passed the NCIDQ and becoming a registered… Read More

#INthistogether

How do we hold on to who we are, given where we are right now? We know we all must continue doing business in some way – it’s the only way we can support the people whose work makes our organizations possible. But the current impact on our community and our clients means anything but business as usual. While we… Read More

Seasons Greetings!

As we celebrate the close of 2019 we are so grateful for our loyal clients and business partners, and most importantly our families and dear friends. To express our appreciation to all our stakeholders, the IDO Team has once again provided a special donation to the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.  We understand that our donation will help make it possible that… Read More

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

By: Jill Mendoza The Cost of Constant Churn in Research Space Design and What to Do About It Churn, especially in scientific environments, does not need to signify the coming of a bad storm.  In a recent published Tradeline Report called “Five Space Planning Principles to Avoid the Inefficiencies of Research Program Turnover” the author notes: Churn—it’s the constant, costly… Read More