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.
Production company Bunim/Murray, the reality TV pioneer that created Keeping up With the Kardashians and other genre favorites, wanted to bring its production and operations teams together in three buildings at an abandoned campus. Link
First impressions depend on energy, engagement, and experience. An inspiring workplace is the personification of a good story, a compilation of brand, culture, and mission brought to life within a space where first impression counts. The front door is the ideal place to promote company culture and create brand connections for both guests and employees. … Continued
Experiential Graphic Design is an increasingly dynamic facet of IA’s practice, and one that reached a tipping point last year. “Clients are really starting to appreciate and understand what EGD brings to the table and requesting the service upfront, especially as the experiential side of design also becomes more valued,” says firm co-CEO Tom Powers. … Continued
The design firm’s international, peer-driven awards program honors contributions from architects, designers, and technicians.
Why branding and design are paramount to the growth of urgent care clinics. Link
Here are three key differences from planning for an indoor space. Link
At IA, the equation adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Link
A growing technology company enlists IA to forge a bold, new headquarters. Link
Embracing Disruption as a Useful Workplace Strategy. Link
Comfort accounts for sustainable building ratings as well as employee attraction and retention. Link
The power of Greenery affects the workplace on multiple levels. Link
IA’s design for Sonos is a carefully calibrated experience that supports brand, innovation, and mission through a flexible and scalable solution for global delivery.
IA created the winning design for the “Design a Light” competition, hosted by children’s charity Sparks and lighting manufacturer FUTURE Designs.
As business changes generate shifts in the workplace, distinct requirements of the FinTech industry uniquely interpret these ubiquitous influencers.
An amenity-rich and mobile work environment connects software engineers and technologists to San Francisco culture by way of the office.
Technology companies around the world are providing unique ways for staff to unplug from work.
The ever-evolving reception area is an opportunity to create a memorable experience.
A legacy railroad company updates its headquarters to support its staff and community in Atlanta.
A community bank blurs the lines between retail, service, and work space to optimize the customer experience.
Tell us how you interact with the built environment where you work, shop, and receive care.
Intuition and comfort helps users navigate technology and the built environment. Link
IA Design Director Scott Delano highlights the importance of design-focused thinking and how its formula can be applied to any project. Link
The award honors Mourning’s career, contributions to IIDA, and service to the design industry. Link
The experience of space can benefit from a strategy as time-tested as the narrative arc. Link
IA Designer and chapter President Elsa Long shares why this is a year to thrive. Link
Caregivers recognize the power of design to reduce stress and aid healing. Link
IA Senior Designer Ginger Gilden was recently tapped to lead the organization’s New York chapter. Link
A high functioning office will address the balance between collaborative work areas and a variety of spaces that support individual focus. Link
Managing Director of IA’s Miami office, Marlene Liriano, IIDA, was recently brought in as Acting President of the organization’s international Board of Directors. Link
Silence the most common complaint in today’s workplace through the art and science of acoustic design. Link
Some amenities clearly indicate the use of space, but lately we’re designing amenity areas determined by the culture of its occupants. Link
Julio Braga, FIIDA, was recently named the IIDA New York Chapter’s annual Leaders Breakfast Honoree. Link
Space typologies in the open office frequently include zones for solo, heads-down work. Link
Why this crucial phase could make or break the success of your workplace renovation. Link
A deep-dive into the architectural details of a project reveals the original design intent of the architect. Link
IA’s Boston office applies lessons learned from tech to clients seeking a collaborative workplace. Link
IA wins gold and silver at the ASID Georgia Chapter Awards. Link
We’re designing the workplace to suit workers and enable more creative and efficient processes. Link
Break out of the break room doldrums with these eating-and-meeting areas. Link
Take a look at our creative process of designing lounges that support group work. Link
The desk-side meeting claims additional real estate in these IA-designed open offices. Link
A semester of study in a certified Interior Design program emphasizes teamwork, communication, and globalization. Link
IA designs a global law firm’s first Mexico City relocation in 39 years.
Students from design programs in 12 western states will compete for a place in the association’s international competition in June. Link
These tips will help ensure a smooth transition during and after your office upgrade. Link
Five practice groups unite their expertise. Link
The first brick-and-mortar location for an established etailer gets an adjoining workplace that supports growth and corporate culture.
Take a look inside our process of designing your office. Spoiler alert: There’s a lot more to it than design.
Unique design challenges facilitated by local IIDA chapters highlight cross-disciplinary teamwork throughout IA.
The pendulum of shopper preference swings from solely web-based shopping toward immersive sensory experiences.
Digital care support and cloud-based data storage reinforces a user-centric approach to healthcare design.
Mandated lighting controls provide design opportunities to create ambiance and support preference with economy and convenience.
As the lines continue to blur between when and where work happens, the office will serve as a hub for colleagues, peers, and friends.
IA designers and architects from New York, California, Oregon, and Washington, DC shares views and processes behind some of their favorite hand-drawn sketches.
As we enter into the holiday season, the weather outside may not be frightful, but the temperature is certainly dropping.
You may be surprised by this list of non-traditional film production and distribution companies.
The home for an online medical billing company embodies connectivity and authenticity through craftsmanship and integrated branding strategies.
IIDA’s Northwest Pacific Chapter names Miller the 2015 INawards Professional Honoree for his commitment to mentorship and the profession of interiors.
Patterns allow us to convey varying sets of information in a focused and harmonious way.
Disruptors of trading come full circle in an industry that has long valued face-to-face communication and agility in the workplace.
To best communicate our clients’ mission and goals, IA design teams repurpose industry- and client-specific items in new offices.
Take our brief survey, and share your thoughts on the past, present, and future of interiors.
A renewable energy leader’s new workplace artfully communicates the company’s goals for a healthy planet.
IA invites SAP’s engineers into the workplace discovery process to identify space use and work flow obstacles.
IA’s design for a Westminster, Colorado office design is recognized by IIDA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter in its annual awards program.
A research and development campus for software engineers adapts as quickly as the ideas flow.
Kitchens in today’s workplace feature open access to the office with comfortable seating areas that triple as dining, meeting, and lounge space.
Common factors driving the current state of retail and workplace design include the desire for unique experiences and augmenting those experiences through technology.
IA-designed EGD applications can inspire knowledge workers around daily achievements and how they impact the company on a bigger scale.
The IA-designed workplace, from New York to Denver to San Francisco, feels less like a corporate office and more like home.
The firm’s LA office is featured in a new gothic fairy tale series with leading soap and drama actors.
Anthony Simon joins IA’s design leadership as the Global Project Director for Retail.
See the world through the lens of IA’s Design Directors.
An interactive ceiling prototype design brings movement and occupant engagement to interior environments.
IA’s design leadership spark imagination at home and on the road.
Here’s a glimpse into how IA’s Design Directors recharge their creative batteries.
Braga was recently inducted into the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) College of Fellows.
A flexible and inspiring update to a traditionally conservative venue sets a new standard in Southern California.
IA designs a sustainable workplace that incorporates legacy items from the fishing industry, and environmental graphics that reinforce the Bumble Bee brand.
From natural to artificial light sources and everything in between, architecture and lighting work as one to realize effective design.
IA design teams, and our clients, promote daily activity in the workplace by attracting end users to well executed stairs over elevators and escalators.
IA designs a workplace with meandering pathways and a variety of meeting areas that support relationship building for LinkedIn employees.
Design teams at IA Interior Architects embrace adaptive and forward-thinking products and technologies.
The newly designed space in Chicago will display furniture from Allsteel and Gunlocke, and textiles from HBF.
In an industry dominated by deadlines, it’s important to take a step back and look at the big picture through a few different lenses.
IA designs a statement location in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for a textile and wallcovering company.
Storytelling that reinforces client business objects is integral to IA’s workplace design approach.
IA’s architectural design for the creative agency earns ASID Georgia’s Gold Design Excellence Award for Corporate Office Under 25,000 square feet.
David B. Mourning, AIA, FIIDA, David Bourke, and Tom Powers, AIA, NCARB, discuss the culture and people who make up IA.
IA’s Orange County design team refreshes a campus in Anaheim, California that embraces outdoor workplace amenities to bring traditionally indoor activities outside.
IA’s global presence provides clients comprehensive workplace practices with regional nuances.
Six months ago Tiffany Madsen was an intern in our Chicago office; catch up on her progress and lessons-learned as a new designer with the firm.
IA designs a flexible, sleek workplace that draws from the history of one of the world’s top communications and advertising agencies.
IA Managing Principal Jeff Miller joins the jury of West Coast IIDA chapters in a charrette competition that will advance emerging professionals to the association’s international edition.
The broadcasting infrastructure and distribution company rebrands with a new workplace in a refined tech aesthetic.
IA’s Boston-based design team wins IIDA New England’s People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Interior Design Awards.
Architects and designers of IA reflect on more than 50 years of the famed architect’s contributions to design.
IA designed a high-impact workplace and an interactive learning environment for a non-profit organization’s relocation.
IA offices around the country flex their fashion design muscles in support of their local IIDA chapters and the corporate design community at large.
Form in the workplace plays an important role in the way we perceive space, and has a direct effect on creativity.
A conference center for one of the leading Spanish language television broadcast networks features state-of-the-art technology and refined brand integration.
The firm’s leader is recognized for helping define best business practices in commercial design.
The Color of the Year phenomenon is more indicative of the last seven years of design trends; effective chromaticity is what’s important.
Large format printers that utilize metals, ceramics, and biomaterials will produce affordable, closed-loop furniture that can be updated with zero lead time.
Environmental graphic design will encourage employees to make their mark in company history.
IA Design Director Scott Delano identifies the increasing relevance of genuine design expressions in workplace interiors .
A newly established legal services firm defines brand through its IA-designed workplace.
IA’s Julio Braga authors an article on regional design development and economic impact on behalf of IIDA in Interiors & Sources.
Emerging artist Eddy Streets exhibits in IA’s LA office during the local design community’s art walk event that donates to local children’s charity.
IIDA’s Northern Pacific Chapter honors IA Interior Architects for a 25,000-square-foot renovation in downtown Seattle.
Authentic materiality and softer colors dominate the show floor in Cologne, Germany.
Sometimes we know it all and sometimes we know nothing, but neither scenario produces a successful project.
IA’s Larry King delivers a conceptual model for successful, forward-thinking office buildings and work environments.
SAP’s Palo Alto office is the largest installation of the Apphaus concept,which focuses on user preferences, process considerations, and space modularity.
On the anniversary of September 11, IA’s Ginger Gilden remembers the architecture and interior design community’s strength and support following the attacks.
Storage solutions and space allocation present unique challenges for space planning.
IA’s design for an IT security provider supports the company’s unique culture and values.
Two of IA’s summer interns share their expectations and experience working at the firm’s Chicago office.
IA Interior Architect’s Director of Legal Services discusses recent changes in law firm design.
For a software engineering department, observing the end users’ needs helped define a stylish, on-brand workspace.
A nonprofit arts workshop hosts a rotating sculpture exhibition in Twitter’s public atrium in the UK.
Clients often identify similar features when it’s time to align corporate culture with a new workplace design.
An integrated design strategy is a crucial time- and money-saving solution to a successful project.
IA’s design for the German camera company’s global flagship store earns IIDA’s 2014 Calibre Award.
IA Interior Architect’s Atlanta office earns its first b.o.b. award this spring.