Design News That Inspires

Sharing our thoughts on the latest design news and trends.

  • Looking Ahead to 2022
    12.28.2021Amanda Medlen

    Looking Ahead to 2022

    Wow! Who would’ve imagined another year of navigating the Covid-19 pandemic especially with the emerging variants, boosters, and the like? No one completely knows for sure when, and even if, there will ever be a return to ‘normalcy’ and at …

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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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  • What is “BioCrossroads” and the “16 Tech Innovation District”?
    12.09.2021Amanda Medlen

    What is “BioCrossroads” and the “16 Tech Innovation District”?

    What is all this talk about the 16 Tech Innovation District and BioCrossroads?  What does this all mean? Well, there are a lot of buzz words floating around about both that I would like to try and summarize for you.  Let’s first start with our community, and wonderful …

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  • Pediatric Trends in Healthcare Design
    11.30.2021Amber Wozniak

    Pediatric Trends in Healthcare Design

    With today’s range of pediatric patients and the loved ones that accompany them to medical facilities, healthcare designers have shifted from the cold, drab design styles and elements to designing for all who walk through the doors. “There’s been a …

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  • Reflection & Thankfulness
    11.24.2021Amanda Medlen

    Reflection & Thankfulness

    Especially during this holiday season, I am overjoyed and filled with so much gratitude. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday season…the changing season, fall foliage, time to rest, and being surrounded by family and loved ones. And the delicious food …

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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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  • 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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  • #IWD2021
    03.08.2021Jill Mendoza

    #IWD2021

    Did you know there were nearly 13 million Women-owned business’s at the beginning of 2020, who employed 9.4 million people?  Additionally, these WBE businesses generated about 1.9 trillion in revenue.  It was a well-known fact before the pandemic, as our …

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  • Imagine The Pressure 2021 Is Feeling?
    12.31.2020Jill Mendoza

    Imagine The Pressure 2021 Is Feeling?

    Here at IDO, we end this year with many different thoughts and feelings about this past year and our path forward.  For the design industry, although there have been challenges, we feel very fortunate IDO has not seen the same …

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