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Inside the World’s First Regenerative Highway

May 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Interior Design Magazine’s Innovation Channel as part of a content partnership. It has been edited for clarity. Since ancient times, humans have been altering the environment to create throughways for the transport of food and goods, not to mention travel and military defense. But over the course of…

Can Biophilic Design Improve Emotional Wellbeing?

May 13, 2020

In a post-COVID-19 world, emotional wellbeing will become more important than ever. Regardless of what our built spaces look like in the future, it makes sense that we need to give more thought to how they make us feel. Considering we spend the majority of our lives indoors, can we use biophilic design to support emotional wellbeing?

Designing for Distance

April 30, 2020

Undoubtedly, you’ve been part of the ongoing speculation driving the design world: What does the office look like after COVID-19? What will change? What won’t? While it’s hard to know what the full impact of the coronavirus looks like at this moment, design will play a huge role in how safe we feel in our physical spaces.

Grand Valley School — Hitting All the Right Notes

March 18, 2020

For the Grand Valley Local School District, consolidating five different schools into one 244,000 square foot K-12 facility required a floor that could do it all. They decided on nora® premium rubber flooring, which covers classrooms, corridors, locker and weight rooms, stairwells and the cafeteria—15 years on, learn how well it’s held up.

Calculating Carbon Emissions is Key to Improving Health

March 4, 2020

Scientists studying climate change say rising temperatures and sea levels will set in motion immense human health risks around the globe. The good news? Designers and manufacturers are uniquely positioned to mitigate this impending crisis by taking steps to neutralize, and potentially reverse, a driving force of the problem: carbon emissions.

Modernizing Learning Environments at the University of Indianapolis

February 10, 2020

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) was ready to bring some aging buildings into the 21st century. While each of their improvement projects had differing goals, there were some consistent themes throughout, including the need to create collaborative spaces for students to gather before and after classes. Choosing the right flooring was a key driver in the decision process.

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Gretchen Wagner

Gretchen Wagner

Gretchen is a Designer on Interface's Atlanta-based Creative team. She works closely with Interface’s marketing team doing product styling and trend forecasting.

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