Category: Volunteering

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

The Importance of Staying Humble

By: Sara Kotarski As the winter holidays quickly approach (or at least in the world of retail they seem to be), I always find myself reflecting on my past year and what events led me to where I am now. What did I do to better myself? What did I do to better those around me? What goals should I… Read More


This event has passed, but to read how it went and to stay up to date on future ZeroLandfill Indy events, check out their Facebook page!   Are you a teacher, artist, or generally a crafty person? Check out the blurb below from ZeroLandfill Indy! ZeroLandfillTM projects upcycle expired specification samples from the architectural and interior design industry, making these… Read More

Giving back

by: Donna Metallic Giving back IDO Incorporated has provided in-kind services to the Greater YMCA of Indianapolis for over eight years.  YMCA’s vision of balancing mind, body and spirit aligns with our own company core values, making our partnership a good fit, as well as a great way to give back to our city.  While we have worked with 11… Read More

What Inspires You? – Part II

By: Lindsay Ferro & Yvonne Rush In our previous blog , you read what inspires some of those in the Architectural & Design community. Today, we wanted to see what inspires those outside our industry. Do you think architecture and nature will be as prevalent? I’m inspired by things that make me think differently. I find them in any medium–whether… Read More