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.
Janet served IDO and the design community with consummate professionalism and creativity for many years. Janet’s career has not been down one path, but two. She could have taken the road well-traveled, following three generations of family into engineering. Instead Janet’s artistic nature led her first to a degree in landscape architecture followed by a degree in interior design.
Since joining IDO, Janet established a reputation for bringing innovative solutions into her projects. With a focus on workplace synergy, she engaged social, intellectual, and knowledge capital formation in the workplace to create high performing workspaces emphasizing user centered design. Grounded in the principles of Interior Design, blended with the natural materials, patterns, and textures of Landscape Architecture, her designs introduced unique sensory variations for creating better experiences.
Away from the office Janet was, a mother to her beloved daughter Heather Thomas and an accomplished textile artist. Her pieces reflected her love of nature, art, and music for inspiration. Please keep Janet and her family in your hearts and prayers. Regarding the services planned for Janet the arrangements are as follows:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Remembrance Hall, Crown Hill (Main Building), Indianapolis, Indiana
Reception: 11:AM – 1:00 PM
Grave side service: 1:00 PM
Gathering in Main Hall after the service