News Category: Design

  • Design Cost Savings – Reconfiguration of Existing Furniture
    05.18.2022Melanie Wilhelm

    Design Cost Savings – Reconfiguration of Existing Furniture

    Annually, IDO saves our clients a significant amount of money by repurposing or reusing existing furniture they have on hand. We are often tasked with reconfiguring existing furniture or building new furniture layouts for groups. However, instead of buying everything …

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  • Form, Function, and Workflow in Lab Spaces
    05.11.2022Bob Guindon

    Form, Function, and Workflow in Lab Spaces

    If ‘Form Follows Function’, then is Designing Good Workflow in Laboratory Spaces important too?  – Yes! In all that we do as space planners and designers, there is some element of organization to how we do it. In the life …

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  • New Designer Perspective: College vs. Real World Experiences
    05.05.2022Breck Jackson

    New Designer Perspective: College vs. Real World Experiences

    I recently graduated from college and began a career as an Interior Designer all within a month! While this has been an exciting time in my life and a moment that I have been looking forward to, I needed to …

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  • Height-Adjustable v. Traditional Desks: The Cost of Being Stationary
    04.26.2022Julie Burroughs

    Height-Adjustable v. Traditional Desks: The Cost of Being Stationary

    When considering the purchase of a height-adjustable desk versus a traditional stationary desk the first question is typically regarding the difference in cost. The simple answer is that height-adjustable desks are more expensive than stationary desks. Two to three times …

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  • Color Theory in Behavioral Health Settings
    04.19.2022Sara Kotarski

    Color Theory in Behavioral Health Settings

    It is estimated that around 26%, or 1 in 4 American adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental illness each year. This number has increased by more than double over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. As new mental health treatment …

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  • Flexible vs. Standard Lab Designs
    04.06.2022Amanda Medlen

    Flexible vs. Standard Lab Designs

    Laboratory spaces of yesteryear are fading away in place of newer, more efficient flexible spaces. But what does this entail? At IDO, we’ve had the honor and privilege of working with these types of mission-critical environments for the past 30 …

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  • Celebrating 30 Years of Transforming Design
    02.16.2022Jill Mendoza

    Celebrating 30 Years of Transforming Design

    Today marks the beginning of another exciting decade for IDO Incorporated. The past 30 years have been an incredible journey. Along the way we have had the opportunity of working with the brightest and most talented individuals who have all …

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  • Then & Now – The Future of Timeless Interior Environments in a Post Pandemic Era. Continued…..
    12.22.2021Jill Mendoza

    Then & Now – The Future of Timeless Interior Environments in a Post Pandemic Era. Continued…..

    In my most recent post, I used our IDO office design of 15 years ago as a reference point for discussing our design intent regarding flexibility and adaptability. Acknowledging that, in the context of our pandemic-altered world, “that was then …

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  • Interior Design in Higher Ed: A Changed Sense of Space in 2021
    12.21.2021Anne Holden

    Interior Design in Higher Ed: A Changed Sense of Space in 2021

    One major effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is a changed sense of space (or proximity) whether it’s staying 6-feet from other people or hunkered down in our homes to keep socially distant. The pandemic was the first time that many …

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  • Saying “Thank You” Through Design
    11.02.2021IDO Team

    Saying “Thank You” Through Design

    Since early 2019, the nation’s healthcare providers have shown unimaginable bravery, selflessness, and tenacity as they’ve stood on the front lines to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. This pandemic has been the most consuming health crisis in more than …

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