Interior Design for Retail Starts with Identity

There is more to a well-designed retail store than meets the eye. Or rather, a strong design is one where everything the designer wants to meet the eye (and ear and nose) does. Everything you see when you walk into one of DICK’S Sporting Goods’ new Chelsea Collective boutiques in...
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3 Statements Your Office Design is Making About Your Company

It’s not every day that someone walks into your business and articulates exactly the effect the environment is having on them. Frankly it would be a little weird if they did … unless, of course, that person was an interior designer. Designers can interpret what the dimensions,...
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How Design Drives Student Success in Higher Ed

“Complex learning is enhanced by challenge and inhibited by threat.” – Caine and Caine, 2000 Who challenges us? When thinking about education, the immediate answer that comes to mind is our teachers. College professors share knowledge with us and ask us to develop our skills. But...
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Ambiance: A Key Ingredient to Any Successful Restaurant

The three basic ingredients of a successful restaurant are great food, fast, friendly service, and nice ambiance. Easy, right? End of story. No? All right, let’s dig into this a bit more. You know your product and you know how to deliver it, but what about creating an atmosphere...
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Architect-Designed Homes vs. Builder Homes

Are you considering building a house? If so, you may have a very specific idea in mind about what you want it to look and feel like. The homes of others are often a strong influence. The way you felt when you were there is the way you want to feel at home. It is good to have a...
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What Should I Expect When Working with an Architect?

Great question. We’re glad you asked! There are a lot of common misconceptions out there about what architects do, and a general lack of knowledge about what role they play in the building process. Below are 3 of those misconceptions and the refreshing realities. MISCONCEPTION...
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Informal Learning Spaces

We transformed open lobby areas of the 1st through 3rd floors of the Engineering Technology building at IUPUI into collaborative and informal learning spaces.
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Kelley School of Business – MBA Classrooms

The Kelley School of Business needed classroom space for their medical MBA program. This space couldn’t just be a typical undergraduate classroom space, these spaces needed to have a higher level of quality and a hospitality feel for the high profile students who make up...
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Daniel Libeskind: 17 words of architectural inspiration

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.
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IIDA Indiana Fashion Show 2014

Interior finish materials such as wall covering and upholstery to create one of a kind wearable outfits. The theme this year was to create an outfit inspired by an era in history.
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