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
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
New opportunities push the boundaries for wellness.
New opportunities push the boundaries for wellness. Link
A first headquarters for a wellness-focused innovator.
As patients begin acting more like consumers, providers are rethinking the delivery of healthcare.
With wellness resolutions abound, we take a look at a few of our favorites fitness centers in the workplace.
Communicating workplace changes by engaging all five senses.
Tell us how the design of your workplace impacts you and your organization.
Stress has been labeled the “health epidemic of the 21st century. How can the workplace help reduce all this anxiety we feel?
The design firm’s international, peer-driven awards program honors contributions from architects, designers, and technicians.
Taking a break from the workday provides much needed benefits.
Lessons learned from a design summit focused on the happy, healthy workplace.
Why branding and design are paramount to the growth of urgent care clinics. Link
In today’s workplace, you are more likely to find water bowls and leashes lying around than ever before. The tech industry is well known for allowing associates to bring their furry family members into the office, and in the glow of a growing number of […] Link
Comfort accounts for sustainable building ratings as well as employee attraction and retention. Link
Glare, brightness, and wellness are top concerns. Link
A variety of options, both outside the box and mainstream, offer choices for workplace wellness.
The healthcare industry takes cues from the technology sector to extend its reach and access.
Providing a quiet place in the work environment for workers to mentally recharge can reduce stress levels and boost productivity.
IA created the winning design for the “Design a Light” competition, hosted by children’s charity Sparks and lighting manufacturer FUTURE Designs.
The design firm’s international, peer-driven awards program honors architects, designers, and technicians.
Tell us how you interact with the built environment where you work, shop, and receive care.
How can designers protect Boston’s architecture from rising sea levels and flood conditions? Link
Living walls in the workplace of technology providers reinforces a biophilic respite from screen-centric work. Link
Diversity and equity isn’t just another label opportunity for the built environment. Link
IA hosts a Metropolis magazine Think Tank exploring how design can address human needs for security and comfort. Link
A holistic approach to the built environment emphasizes additive principles of design. Link
The qualities cultivated through mindfulness meditation are the ideal characteristics of leadership.
At IA’s new office on 25 Adelaide Street East, principles of feng shui and biophilia inform architecture and design.
What happens when a team of nature-loving designers design their own office? They bring the outdoors in.
We must design offices and work environments that support innate distinctions of human evolution.
IA’s Diane Rogers, AIA, WELL AP, shares the principles of design that acknowledge, and ultimately deepen, our connections with nature.
An overview of “Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out,” by David Gelles.
Take our brief survey, and share your thoughts on the past, present, and future of interiors.
In New York, IA hosts a think tank with Metropolis magazine, the International Living Building Institute, and LinkedIn.
Daily activities, group outings, and an active work/life culture support fitness and comradery in the City by the Bay.
IA Interior Architects hosts Vivacity and Delos Living for a panel discussion on ways in which wellness principles affect human experience of the built environment.
Short of a full renovation, here are a few suggestions to promote wellness at work.
IA design teams, and our clients, promote daily activity in the workplace by attracting end users to well executed stairs over elevators and escalators.
Group activities with colleagues, from the gym to the yoga studio, support a healthy lifestyle.
A design professional in IA’s New York office is making moves to promote wellness in the workplace.
Office-wide meditation sessions contribute to increased focus and higher levels of productivity for participants of all levels.
Wellness enthusiast and advocate for mindfulness meditation in corporate settings, Diane Rogers, AIA, is one of the first design professionals to be accredited under the newly established WELL AP designation.
A greater focus on keeping building inhabitants healthy is supported through new policies and technologies.
Identifying environmental stressors and designing solutions to mitigate those factors are key to long-term success.
The first of three phases at Whirlpool’s Benton Harbor, Michigan renovation earns LEED Silver, with highest marks in Innovation and Indoor Environmental Quality.
Unlike timeless design, fashion trends come and go and we’re happy to say “au revoir” to some of these.
As part of an ongoing series, IA’s associates share their diverse interests and experiences outside the world of interior architecture.
Contemplative spaces in workplace design meet both wellness and real estate objectives, argues IA architect Diane Rogers.
Recent studies indicate that meditation and quiet contemplation improves brain function and performance.
Engaging in multiple tasks, combined with distractions of the modern education and workplace environments, reduces our ability to complete projects well.