The WEIRD Aspects of Artificial Intelligence
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The WEIRD Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

Thought LeadershipCase StudiesCommunity ImpactIA Culture Share0 Share0 Tweet0 ​By Mary Lee Duff, LEED AP, Associate IIDA | Senior Director of StrategyStanford University, home of the annual mediaX conference.Stanford University has a multi-disciplinary program called mediaX which explores topics on how technology intersects with entertainment, learning, and wellness. The goal of the program, part of the Stanford … Continued

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Workplace Strategy Week – AI in the Workplace

Share0 Share0 Tweet0 IA’s Kristoffer Tendall holds a panel discussion with Regan Donoghue (Newmark Knight Frank), Robert Kiely (Analog Devices), Alex Serriere (Teecom), and Dr. Aymee Coget (Happiness for HumanKIND) to discuss AI and its impact on the workplace, those who work there, and our industry. Happy Holidays from IA | Interior Architects!Read More  Workplace … Continued

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Activity-based Working in APAC

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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Why It’s So Easy To Love Neon Lights

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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Project Files: A Celebration of Swiss Style and 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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Glass: Beyond the Obvious

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 Announces Winners of the 2018 IAct Awards Program

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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Hidden in Plain Sight

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 Nuanced Look at Working Across Boundaries in Asia Pacific

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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Celebrating Halloween with Virtual Reality

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 Opens Its Newest Office in Philadelphia

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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Hygge in the Workplace [Video]

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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Today’s Workplace Must Create a More Human Experience

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 an Acoustically Confidential (and Open) 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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Productivity Is in the Air

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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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.​ The … 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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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?

Thought LeadershipCase StudiesCommunity ImpactIA Culture Share0 Share0 Tweet0   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 … 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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Project Files: Evolve Vacation Rental Network

Thought LeadershipCase StudiesCommunity ImpactIA Culture Share0 Share0 Tweet0 Evolve Vacation Rentals, Denver. Photo © Frank OomsSuccessful startup Evolve Vacation Rental Network, having outgrown its space, wanted to consolidate its leases and bring staff together in a single Denver location with plenty of potential for growth. The goal was an engaging environment where they could thrive as … Continued

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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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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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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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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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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