COVID-19

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…

March 22, 2021

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…

February 10, 2021

Resilient Design Principles to Reshape the Built Environment

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. As the pandemic continues to place new demands on the built environment, designers are tasked with creating spaces that protect the physical, as well as mental and emotional, health and wellbeing…

January 12, 2021

Reimagining the Workplace for a Post-COVID World

These days, as we’re all learning to navigate a new normal, laying the grounds for an office where employees feel comfortable starts and ends with safety. It’s about adapting the workplace to solve issues like distancing, wayfinding, acoustics, and sustainability—all while maintaining a sense of style.

And companies such as Interface recognize that flooring is an essential design element when creating the foundation for a safe space.

January 5, 2021

Reapproaching Base Camp: Identifying Our Next Design Plan

During our Base Camp redesign project, keeping employee behaviors, expectations and needs at the core of decision-making remained a priority. At the same time, we wanted to ensure the design and culture of our global headquarters remained intact. With key redesign objectives top of mind, we tapped Perkins + Will, the architecture firm that led…

December 15, 2020

Reapproaching Base Camp: A New Look at the Space

While there may be some time before a sizable return to our Atlanta-based HQ, Base Camp, putting a design plan in place was an immediate need, especially as employee feedback showed newly established fears around the open floorplan at Base Camp related to COVID-19. Armed with data and feedback from our employees, Interface’s core project…