Architect/Designer

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 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…

July 23, 2021

Reapproaching Base Camp: Putting Our People First

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.

July 16, 2021

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…

June 29, 2021

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…