Promoting Productive Generosity in the Workplace
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Promoting Productive Generosity in the Workplace

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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Signage: More Than Meets the Eye

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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Anticipating IA’s Second EGD Week

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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Three-dimensional Artifacts as Design Elements

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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Test Your International Architecture Vocabulary

Share0 Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Thought LeadershipCase StudiesCommunity ImpactIA Culture ​IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists .We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.​ Promoting … Continued

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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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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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Episode 82: A Day in the Life of a Design Director

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 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 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

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What Makes a Good Presentation?

The events program manager of IFMA shares tips on ways to make your presentation stand out. Don’t overlook the title: People do judge books by the cover! Make sure you identify what someone should take away from your presentation. Don’t be a broken record: Make sure you’re concise and clear. Accept help from others! You’re trying … Continued

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The State of Architectural Education

radioIA Episode 11 features Thomas Leslie, AIA, Pickard Chilton professor of architecture at Iowa State University, and his views on architectural education, professional practice, technology, and what the future holds. Link

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NASCAR and “Mobile” Green Communities

Mike Lynch, Vice President of Green Technologies for NASCAR, talks about the organization’s unique and innovative environmental initiatives. For the past 68 years, NASCAR has embodied the pop-up concepts that have recently gained favor in the design of the built environment. As an ecosystem, each race is like a small Midwestern town: Each event draws 100,000+ fans to … Continued

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The Cutting Edge of Retail Design

IA’s Global Director of Retail Design Anthony Simon discusses trends in retail design and what is on the cutting edge; today and for the future.   Show notes Digital integration affords incubator status for brick-and-mortar locations How consumer data can inform better retail design and stronger business models Digital research is coupled with real-life experience for … Continued

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Repositioning an Historic Building

As a follow-up to our discussion about building repositioning on June 23, we talk with Jano Nixon Kelly of Cameron Management in Houston about taking the historic Esperson building into the 21st Century. Link

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The Pros and Cons of Building Repositioning

Brian Koshley and Lisa Kelly from IA’s Orange County office talk about the great opportunities around reimagining existing buildings in new and innovative ways. What are some advantages of building repositioning versus new construction? Building repositioning is an economical, time-saving, and earth-friendly way to open an office building. What are some of the challenges these … Continued

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Seven Steps to Surviving Your Office Renovation

Thought LeadershipCase StudiesCommunity ImpactIA Culture Share0 Share0 Tweet0 By Erik Hodgetts, AIA, LEED AP | Principal | April 12, 2016Erik is a Principal in IA’s New York office, and is a senior account leader and licensed architect with over 25 years of experience in the industry. The planning, design and realization of law firm office space … Continued

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The Successful Integration of Experiential Design: Building a Brand-forward Workplace

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 Successful Integration of Experiential Design: Building a Brand-forward Workplace

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.