New offices for the “rum of the bat” and its brands. In 1864, when two brothers from Catalonia, Spain, bought a tin-roof distillery in Cuba to commercially pursue a pioneering rum-making technique, fruit-bats were nesting in the rafters. A symbol of good health, good fortune, and family unity according to Cuban and Catalonian lore, […]
How Adaptive Reuse is Attracting Talent and Encouraging Economic Investment in Communities Adaptive reuse has a special place in the collective heart of IA. Call us sentimental, but when you’ve been in business since 1984, you learn to appreciate the pillars (both literal and figurative) of the community. As it stands, we’re lucky to be […]
As a design feature the logo is a compelling candidate. A logo symbolizes an enterprise’s identity; it stands for the brand and all that it promises. As designers and interior architects, incorporating a clients’ logo into a workplace design can be done in many ways, some subtle, others highly creative or quite pronounced. Here are […]
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.
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.
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.
Saving the Earth With Fungi The possibilities are tantalizing. Building materials made from mushrooms, more specifically fungi, may well portend a huge step forward for environmental sustainability and the elimination of toxic waste. The possibilities are enticing and exciting as companies on both coasts sign-on to develop multiple aspects of this new technology. Building materials […]
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 […]