The Workplace Experience Lifecycle
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The Workplace Experience Lifecycle

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Designing a Visually Confidential (and Open) Workspace

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Anomie: Belonging by Design

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Reasons to Embrace an Office Museum Wall

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Capturing the Alteryx Spirit

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship Fund

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Designing for the Upskilled Workforce

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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7 Times Concrete Was the Perfect Fit

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Optiv’s New Denver Headquarters

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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A Conversation With ASID

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Art in Architecture

What if space was downloadable from the cloud? No designers, no consultants, no add services – just you, the client, and a very smart machine to calibrate informed design solutions for your future workplace. We might not be there yet, but suddenly, it feels a lot closer than we ever might have imagined.

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Urban Design: Street Art

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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The Utility of the Interconnecting Stair

There aren’t many situations in which we here at IA Interior Architects get to claim that we’re old-fashioned. We generally pride ourselves on being on the leading edge of interior design and architecture, yet often find that in our very progressive approach to a given project, we regularly have a very antique inspiration.

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Workplace Design: Integrating the Logo

Thought LeadershipCase StudiesCommunity ImpactIA Culture Share0 Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 A logo symbolizes an enterprise’s identity; it stands for the brand and all that it promises. As designers and interior architects, incorporating a client’s logo into a workplace design can be done in many ways, some subtle, others highly creative or quite pronounced. Here are … Continued

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Not All Clinics Are Created Equal

Access to on-site medical care is a benefit being considered by more and more employers every year. Hear from IA’s healthcare team as they identify four of the most surprising differences between a typical medical office and the corporate on-site clinic. Link

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Walls: Beyond the Obvious

Walls offer an additional medium for organizations to tell their stories and celebrate culture and brand. We take a look at a few of the inspired walls IA has created for a variety of clients. Link

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Project Files: ASICS – A Japanese Tradition

Strategically located in downtown Boston, the new 18,000-square-foot second-floor headquarters, dubbed the Creation Studio, spans five contiguous buildings combined into a single floorplate and houses multiple departments. The space features 8 product workrooms (each customized for the team it serves) that simultaneously function as showrooms and magnets for attracting top creative talent. Link

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Inclusivity and Hybridization

As a global firm that works across all continents and market sectors and that boasts in-house expertise in varied specialties, IA has strategic insight into the forces propelling culture forward. A key facet of a designer’s job is being a futurist, identifying common threads that manifest somewhat differently in each industry and region. Link

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One Strategy: Two Locations

After 40 years at Cambridge and 25 years at Rockville, it was time for a dynamic workplace strategy and design that would implement new work modes to further the company’s business objectives, build culture, and optimize future real estate needs. Link

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IA’s Global Practice: What It Takes

Kim Parsley, Seattle Managing Principal, sits down with dIAmeter to discuss the ins and outs of conducting IA’s robust global practice. “On all sides, the team must be willing to work outside the normal eight-to-five work day.” Link

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Leisure at Work?

  With the July 4th holiday almost here, along with the traditional celebrations, we consider the importance of leisure time and how best to enjoy it and unwind. With leisure recognized as a requirement for wellness, many of our clients are bringing it into the workplace with a dedicated space. From arcade games to bowling … Continued

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At IA, Wellness by Design

The pursuit of wellness in its many aspects is a huge agenda at IA, with inspired staff-directed programs in every office as well as company-wide activities. An impressive array of options provide choice and the opportunity to pursue well-being in line with personal preferences and goals. Link

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IA Analytics: Now and Looking Ahead

Architect and Digital Design Application Specialist Holly Kramer discusses IA Analytics, an innovative group of new data-driven tools that include shareable dashboards that take internal and client-centered communication about projects to a new level. Link

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The Shoemaker’s Children: Never Better

Defined as unsolicited marking on private or public property, graffiti dates back to antiquity. Today, through strength of image, social relevance, and vibrant expertise the work of many street artists has achieved the high echelon of art form, publicly admired and sought after for private and community projects. Whether salvaged from demolitions or commissioned for specific projects, street art contributes a dynamic visual element to any venue and enjoys a wide audience for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the use of graffiti in IA design solutions.

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Choice Architecture: Success by Default

Principal and Director of Workplace Strategy Mary Lee Duff discusses choice architecture, its derivation, and impact on the work environment, noting the three key elements that affect curated choices, along with examples of each. People have the right to choose, but designers and architects can stack the deck towards successful choice. Link

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Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

Some of the most moving war memorials honoring our military who died in service are located in Washington, DC, and nearby Virginia. At IA, we thank these heroes for their bravery and sacrifice and we remember. Link

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Project Files: HPE Erskine

At the Hewlett Packard Enterprise campus in Erskine Scotland, IA converted a 25-year-old manufacturing facility into a compelling workplace that represents a new way of working for a staff of hundreds. The design riffs on features of the building’s industrial past to create a fresh, modern commercial workplace. Link

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Telecommuting: the Genie is Out of the Bottle

Telecommuting is on the rise, driven by a decentralized workforce that can easily stay in touch through cloud-based programs like Skype, Slack, and WebEx. Particularly popular with millennial’s, remote working can increase employee productivity as well as enthusiasm and commitment to the job. But some major corporations have other ideas and are calling for a … Continued

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Project Files: Jamba Juice

With the move to Frisco, Texas, the new Jamba Juice headquarters speaks to the firm’s energized, fun-loving, and youthful culture, connecting the headquarters’ experience to Jamba Juice’s 900 stores and the customer experience. Link

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How to build a better branch: One expert’s blueprint

Much press coverage has been devoted to the dominance of digital banking channels and how it almost renders the physical bank branch network obsolete. Yet 90 percent of millennials—the generation most associated with tech savvy and preference—choose a bank with location convenience in mind, and a majority of customers still visit a branch at least every six … Continued

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Tech-Honed Features Emerge in the Financial Sector

Popularly attributed to new technologies and the rise of high-tech firms, current workplace trends and new attitudes about work represent a cultural shift that draws from a combination of factors. Technology has set the ball in motion and continually updates the playing field, but behaviors and dynamics from other sectors have also made contributions.

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Six Living Walls in the Tech Workplace

Sapphire Systems in London For Sapphire Systems new workplace in the Renzo Piano-designed Shard tower, IA’s design team in London created a winter garden that extends off of a client reception area, and connects to views of the cityscape and work areas. The central location reinforces transparency and wellness.

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Designing Corporate Real Estate Resilience

As strategists and designers of interior environments, there are  many factors  to juggle on each project at any given time. Yet space is a resource just like people, and money and Real Estate and Facilities (RE&F) teams can develop skills currently leveraged by technology, political science, and economics to keep up with future Corporate Real Estate … Continued

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Retail in 2016: A Luxury Reboot

The message across all trend reports, white papers, and general musings on the state of retail is consistent: We, as consumers, are strapped for time, and technology is the champion of our purchase process. Technology informs us to such a level that we’re more selective than we’ve ever been, and are less inclined to demand … Continued

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Project Files: Combatant Gentlemen

For a fashion brand that marries time-tested craftsmanship with a robust technology platform, the opportunity to develop a unique workplace and conjoining pilot retail location was a challenge that IA met with enthusiasm. Combatant Gentlemen (CG), a menswear company lauded for its sheep-to-closet approach, recently moved from 1,000 square feet of start-up space to a 10,000-sqare-foot location … Continued

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Choosing Choices for Your Workplace

A standard list of employment benefits for most companies often includes the usual suspects: Competitive salaries, retirement plans, dependable insurance plans, travel stipends, and bonuses tend to appear on the list. But today’s workplace offers more than the employment package your parents  valued. Choice in the workplace is extolled as one of the greatest benefits … Continued

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Three Things to Consider for a Building Repositioning

Traditionally, office buildings are self-contained units with amenities for the exclusive use  of  building tenants. Over time, we’ve seen dry cleaners and banks sprinkled into the programming mix, but those are not the types of hospitality and retail experiences attractive to today’s tenants.  Now, we are designing retail banks that co-locate with cafés, and restaurants … Continued

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Law Firm in Dallas Living Like it’s Shark Week

Progressive law clients have been requesting less formal and more multi-purpose spaces for several years, but whenDallas-based law client Cassady Caldwell & Curry (CCC) requested that, plus “baller status,” IA’s design team recognized this was not a predictable law firm. “They were a younger client that had just established their firm,” says Zach Weihrich, IA’s Dallas … Continued

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Project Files: Baker & McKenzie

The legal profession is earmarked by a long history with strong traditions that celebrate the prestige associated with the nature of its work. In terms of workplace layout, the allotment of space has classically signaled status at law firms—large offices for senior partners, smaller offices for more junior lawyers, workstations and desks for others. As a … Continued

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Project Files: Invenergy

The largest independent wind power generation company approached IA with a number of challenges for its new workplace. According to IA Senior Designer Neil Schneider, the project had to be reflective of the Invenergy brand, create an energetic and welcoming environment that promoted departmental collaboration, and improve immediate functionality while accommodating flexibility over time.

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Did You Know There Are 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design?

Biophilia is a vast topic as old as the Ancient Greek civilization. In modern civilization, interest in topic has been piqued byEdward O. Wilson’s seminal volume on the topic, and formalized with the introduction of the WELL Building Standard. While studying for my WELL AP exam, I came across a document outlining 14 unique patterns of … Continued

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The Multi-Generation Workplace: One Size Must Fit All

The conversation around generations and the clichéd stereotypes with which they’ve been appropriated is a tired conversation, and not relevant to informing workplace dynamics. But the characteristic relationship and comfort level of each generation with the technology that drives the workplace remains a significant indicator of generational preferences and ways of working. Technology  is a key … Continued

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Call Centers Give Way to Dialed-In Contact Centers

As the scope of customer service communication broadens, the physical environment evolves to support growing teams of service agents. Traditional call centers – the ones that have a reputation as soul-sucking, high turn-over environments – are disappearing. A lackluster mission and the subsequent organizational design can be to blame: Too often, call centers are relegated … Continued

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Tour Bumble Bee’s Headquarters in San Diego’s Petco Park

IA designs a sustainable workplace that incorporates legacy items from the fishing industry, and environmental graphics that reinforce the bumble bee brand. Bumble Bee Seafoods recently moved in to its newly IA-designed headquarters in San Diego, California. The office is the former historic Showley Brother’s Candy Factory, originally constructed in 1924. When the San Diego Padres … Continued

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Trading Up: New Paradigms in Commerce Environments

Disruptors of trading come full circle in an industry that has long valued face-to-face communication and agility in the workplace. There are few work environments as deeply disrupted by the Information Revolution as trading floors. These high-stress workplaces are often portrayed as hallmarks of chaos; the “open outcry” culture in which brokers shout and gesticulate … Continued