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Adapting Healthcare Design for a Post-Pandemic Future

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.

Reducing Anxiety and Fostering Creativity Through K-12 Classroom Design

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

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

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…

Reapproaching Base Camp: Bringing Our Redesign to Life

After landing on the final design plan for our Base Camp redesign project, we shifted focus to adapting and updating the space with three interdependent pillars in mind: Design, Technology and Employee Behavior. When we first designed Base Camp, we placed these three pillars of the space plus our mission of sustainability at the core…

Interface Design Studio Elevates Modular Systems Thinking

Part of the fun of modular, systems-based design is using creativity to reinvent the innovative. For the talented designers of Interface Design Studio (IDS), it means taking a classic product and reimagining it in a completely new way. In 2012, Interface launched the first transition tile in the Urban Retreat™ Collection designed by David Oakey…

Building Momentum for Change

In 2020, Interface was one of 13 organizations honored with the United Nations Global Climate Action Award. Spearheaded by the Momentum for Change initiative at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, the awards program showcases climate change leadership. We spoke with Momentum for Change Team Lead Sarah Marchildon to get her thoughts on the role of business in addressing climate change, the impact of COVID-19 on climate action, and what the UN hopes to accomplish through the Global Climate Action Awards program.

Purpose-Built Spaces Designed for Experiential Learning

As a leading polytechnic and one of Canada’s largest apprenticeship trainers, the Northern Alberta Institute of  Technology (NAIT) offers world-class higher education  that propels industry, innovation, and sustainability. NAIT’s campuses in Edmonton and Spruce Grove serve more than 50,000 students from across Canada and around the world. With a concerted focus on applied sciences and…

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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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