News Category: Workplace Planning

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Then & Now……The Future of Timeless Office Design in a Post-Pandemic Era
    06.30.2021Jill Mendoza

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

    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 …

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  • FOCUS over BUZZ – In a COVID-19 World
    07.06.2020Jill Mendoza

    FOCUS over BUZZ – In a COVID-19 World

    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 …

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