IA’s enthusiastic commitment to the future of interior architecture and design is evident in multiple settings—from the studio, to the classroom, to the university.
When is a stair more than a stair? Playing on the intrinsic function of stairs as a way of connecting people and places, casual seating is often part of a stair design. Sometimes just the steps themselves create the seating. Laterally extending the last few steps and adding cushions makes a great space for a […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.