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Warm Neutrals Bring a Sense of Calm to Changing Environments

October 4, 2021

Color trends come and go, but neutral hues are always perennial favorites in both residential and commercial settings. Still, preferences in neutral colors — like taupe, gray, beige, and tan — also experience nuanced shifts in popularity. And lately, designers and manufacturers have observed a clear movement toward warmer neutrals, particularly in the workplace. Unlike…

Biophilic Design and Better Brain Health at Emory MCIEP

August 26, 2021

Numerous publications on biophilic design show the benefits to those who live, work and heal in those spaces. The Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Empowerment Program (MCIEP) aims to support individuals experiencing early declines in memory, a condition that impacts nearly one out of every five Americans over the age of 65. Generous support from the…

Georgia Tech’s Student Housing Supports Dynamic Living Experience

August 9, 2021

In January 2020, Georgia Institute of Technology began the process of renovating its Harris and Smith residence halls to foster a more dynamic student living experience. An active campus with more than 32,000 students, Georgia Tech’s Facilities Design and Construction team was accustomed to working under tight deadlines. However, this project was made more complex…

Adapting Healthcare Design for a Post-Pandemic Future

July 29, 2021

Regardless of their industry, many end-users are rethinking the post-pandemic built environment with respect to design flexibility and maintenance protocols. By Designing for Resiliency, hospitals and clinics can be prepared to adapt their spaces for future health crises while integrating methods and materials that will benefit patients and staff year round.

Reapproaching Base Camp: Putting Our People First

July 23, 2021

In March 2020, the U.S. population’s behavior and day-to-day life changed overnight. As we put on masks, worked from home and acquainted ourselves with Microsoft Teams and Zoom, we faced questions about what our return to the office might look like, how it will occur, and how our workspaces might change.

Reducing Anxiety and Fostering Creativity Through K-12 Classroom Design

July 16, 2021

To say our K-12 classroom environments are experiencing unprecedented shifts is a dramatic understatement. Even before the global pandemic, we saw the diagnoses of anxiety disorders among youths increase. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a survey by Harvard Medical School found that almost one-third of adolescents experienced an anxiety disorder. Instances of…

ATXK’s New Office Invites Nature Inside

June 29, 2021

When ATXK, the leading interior construction company in Mexico and Colombia, was preparing to move its Mexico City operation into a new office space, the company’s leadership and design teams saw an opportunity to showcase the best of biophilic design in corporate interiors, learned from years of industry experience. “These offices are the culmination of…

Cisco Stands on Commitment to Sustainability

April 5, 2021

When Interface was selected as the flooring solution for the renovation of three buildings on Cisco’s Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus in Raleigh, NC, it was not the first time the two companies had worked together. In fact, Cisco has been partnering with Interface on flooring projects globally since 2004. Cisco was preparing to renovate…

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Mindy O'Gara

Mindy O'Gara

With a passion for design and learning, Mindy O’Gara blends both of these talents into her daily role as Director of Product and Learning Experience at Interface.

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