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

Why We Listen!

We know the news is essential – and newsworthy things are happening at a breakneck speed. Here at IDO, our Core Value is Connectedness. We value being Connected to our Team, our Clients and Beyond. WFYI is committed to providing trustworthy news and compelling storytelling, which allows us to stay connected to the “beyond”; our community, our country and our… Read More

Building Our Future – Continued

In the Spring Newsletter we asked the question, how do you assemble the perfect team? Well it continues to be an exciting time here at IDO for we always have our vision set on the future of our organization.  As we get better and better at finding opportunities to grow our team, we are excited to introduce you to three… Read More

NeoCon in your 20’s vs. your 40’s

NeoCon, the largest Interior Design Trade Show in the country, occurs every year during the second week of June. It is considered the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation and the most important event of the year! Exciting new products are introduced and hundreds of thousands of designers and vendors come from around the world to walk the showrooms… Read More

Janet Thomas – A legacy of an artful expression

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our IDO Associate Janet Thomas, today, July 26, 2019.  Janet was an IDO Associate for the past 19 years but more than that she was an integral part of IDO’s growth and success, and she had the incredible ability in bringing design thinking to many aspects of her life…. Read More

“We Are Not Saving Lives with Interior Design” But What if We Were?

By: Meryl Rosemarin As someone who graduated with a degree in architecture, I initially found myself not considering how to tailor the aesthetic to the object a project was designed for. As long as it looked “pretty”, it must be serving its purpose. While I continue to dive deeper into my career as in interior designer, I am learning just… Read More

Why I Build – Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2019

By: Sara Kotarski This May, Amanda Medlen, Brittany Parksey, Lee Boyland, and I collaborated with Turner Construction to create a team for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2019. Women Build is a program where women from all walks of life come together to raise funds and physically build a home – start to finish – for a local family in… Read More