The Utility of the Interconnecting Stair
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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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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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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.

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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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The Maker Movement: Impacting the Workplace

CRAFTED ITEMS ARE HUMAN-FOCUSED, PROFITABLE, AND IN DEMAND. The artisan economy is a long tradition that shows no sign of stopping. In fact, the demand for custom-made foods, beverages, and clothing, as well as furniture and décor, is on the rise. Part of the appeal is that artisans are not limited to any particular design … Continued

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Project Files: HPE Erskine

IA TRANSFORMS AN UNUSED MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR A GLOBAL IT LEADER. At the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) campus in Erskine, Scotland, IA converted a 25-year-old manufacturing facility into a compelling workplace for hundreds of new staff. The design represents a new way of working for HPE: open, flexible, and focused on movement, with multiple opportunities … Continued

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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 full-time return to the office.

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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.

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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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The Rise of EGD: Defining the Workplace Experience

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

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The Rise of EGD: Defining the Workplace Experience

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

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Hidden Rooms in the Workplace

hiding in plain sight, a collection of our favorite secret rooms. Linkedin 28th floor The wonder of hidden rooms – mystery that stems from the unexpected holds appeals to many. At LinkedIn in New York, on the 28th floor, knowing the right rotary phone to dial grants access to a hidden speakeasy where employees can go … Continued

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Episode 72: My Favorite Project: Jet.com

Starting a new series that puts a spotlight on projects our employees have enjoyed working on the most, IA Intermediate Designer Brie Samyn describes what she learned working on Jet.com’s headquarters in New Jersey. Link

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Tour Sonos’ New Workplace in Boston

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. Link

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The Case for Comfort

Comfort accounts for sustainable building ratings as well as employee attraction and retention.

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Episode 41: Legal Design

IA Principal, Project Director, and Head of the Vertical Markets Group on Law Firm Design Erik Hodgetts highlights the current trends and challenges of legal design. Link

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VR for Architecture

“Initially, I thought virtual reality would be a great way to look at design, but the minute we started using it with a client it became much more than a vantage point.” — Guy Messick, AIA, Director of Design Intelligence Link