Architect/Designer

December 19, 2022

How Sensory Design Can Create Efficient Workplaces

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Work Design Magazine’s website on April 29, 2022. At the start of the pandemic, remote work was an adjustment for many employees. However, after forming new habits and routines, people began to embrace the flexibility that working from home can offer. Workplace habits continue to shift, with work-from-home being an…

December 13, 2022

Color Spotlight: Nourishing Greens

Color trends can be tricky to navigate – what’s in, what’s out and, most importantly, what works for a particular space? Natalie Makowski, Product Design Manager for Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, shines a spotlight on emerging global color trends, exploring how to apply these tones to commercial spaces. Take nourishing green, which has become…

August 5, 2022

Seven Design Themes on Display at NeoCon 2022

It’s clear that hybrid work is here to stay and will continue to influence our workplaces of the future. As a result, commercial furniture and product manufacturers showed their willingness to embrace this new frontier with fresh introductions at NeoCon 2022. Amid the new products on display, several themes—some recurring, others new—stood out. The design…

July 27, 2022

The Creation of a Show-Stopping Showroom

Last month marked the 53rd anniversary of NeoCon, and amid heightened anticipation of broad attendance following the pandemic, the designers at Interface took on a novel approach to the company’s showroom design that made it one of the must-see presentations during this year’s trade show. Nature as a Muse Relying on its longstanding emphasis on…

February 17, 2022

The University of Surrey Designs for Student Well-being

Home to over 17,000 students, the University of Surrey is continually transforming its campus to create inspiring environments. For one of its most recent renovations, the university wanted to create a space to promote student well-being. Wanting to offer its 17,000+ students a space different from any other on campus, the University of Surrey set about creating an area accessible to all students where…

February 9, 2022

Tips for Integrating the 2022 Colors of the Year

The reveal of an influential brand’s Color of the Year is always hotly anticipated in designers’ calendars. However, an unpredictable and turbulent 2021 meant the interior design community was extra excited to hear what color trends will be gracing mood boards over the coming year. Looking at forecasts from Pantone, PPG and Sherwin-Williams reveals that…

January 28, 2022

Grandmilliennial Style: Tradition with a Twist

Whether inspired by new directions in fashion or disenchanted with the impersonal look of the minimalist interiors that dominate the feeds of so many design influencers, a countervailing nostalgia-fueled aesthetic known as “grandmillennial” style has been on the rise in recent years, making an impact not only on residential interiors but also on various commercial…

October 4, 2021

Warm Neutrals Bring a Sense of Calm to Changing Environments

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…

August 26, 2021

Biophilic Design and Better Brain Health at Emory MCIEP

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…

August 9, 2021

Georgia Tech’s Student Housing Supports Dynamic Living Experience

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…