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Biophilic Design at James L. Capps Middle School

May 28, 2024

Designing for Students of the Future When James L. Capps Middle School, one of the oldest schools in the Putnam City School District in northwest Oklahoma City, needed a new home, the district saw an opportunity to try something new with biophilic design. Instead of building an environment of closed classrooms and hallways with limited…

Oconomowoc Area School District Designs for Flexible Learning for K-12

May 2, 2024

Years before the pandemic, flexible design was already trending in education facilities. A growing body of research has found that instructional environments that allow for choice, freedom of movement, and interactive experiences result in students who are more comfortable, more engaged, and perform better academically. When the time came for the Oconomowoc Area School District…

We’re all in on solving the climate crisis. Here’s how we plan to do it.

April 19, 2024

We are at an inflection point in our global climate crisis. 30 years ago, our founder, Ray Anderson, reckoned with the impact industry was having on the earth and her people, and he formed an unwavering commitment to showing that business could and should do better. The DNA of our company evolved with Ray’s epiphany,…

2024 Color Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz

January 22, 2024

At a time when many people are finding comfort by embracing the past for comfort, Pantone brings the nurturing warmth of nostalgia to the forefront of interior design with color trend Peach Fuzz, the 2024 Color of the Year. Just as Interface celebrated its 50th anniversary by pairing vintage-inspired patterns with modern design thinking in…

The Past Revisited: Color, Pattern and Material Across the Decades 

December 13, 2023

As we celebrate our 50th year, it’s natural to look back at aspects of our journey that have helped Interface become what it is today. Color, pattern and material are all key design elements that have helped define interiors of the past five decades. Focusing on everything from fashion to homes and commercial spaces, let’s…

Interface + IIDA Converge Action Summit Promotes Eco-Design

November 30, 2023

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Metropolis magazine’s website as part of a content partnership.  Interface and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are collaborating on an endeavor to support emerging designers in their quest to elevate environmental sustainability in the built environment. The Interface + IIDA Converge Action Summit launched as an in-person…

Selecting Healthcare Flooring with Performance in Mind

November 15, 2023

When it comes to designing healthcare facilities, evidence-based design — making design decisions based on research about how aspects of the physical environment directly influence human performance and wellbeing — is the go-to approach informing the creation of today’s healing spaces, and this in turn influences healthcare flooring selection. Because flooring is the largest surface…

How Biophilic Design Contributes to Healthcare Excellence

November 4, 2023

The benefits of biophilic design represent a huge opportunity for healthcare facilities to improve the patient and caregiver experience. In our second blog exploring The Economics of Biophilia, we take a deeper look at how incorporating biophilic elements in healthcare design can positively impact both patients and staff in ways that can also offer financial…

Investing in Student Success

October 12, 2023

Nature has always been a source of inspiration, influencing centuries of art, literature, design, and music. In recent decades, science has proven what we’ve always felt – that experiencing nature has positive mental and physical benefits. Biophilic design seeks to wield the power of nature with intent, positively impacting building occupants by incorporating natural elements…

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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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