Saturday, September 17, 2016

Destination: Office

Are corporate offices going extinct?

Workplace design strategy to make the office a desirable destination:

ZeroLandfill Atlanta 2016

Many thanks to everyone that came out to the IIDA 2016 Zero Landfill dual weekend event in August. Our tally was 44,886 lbs. for OUR FIRST WEEKEND. This compares to a total for ALL of last year of 34,800 lbs.  In addition to letting us overtake their warehouse (while they are getting ready to renovate), Dal-Tile generously added to their donation of last year increasing their tile donation to almost 16,000 lbs. this year!  Many thanks to Wilsonart for our breakfast and dinner at the event. 

Be sure to follow the event on facebook!

Friday, August 19, 2016

J+J Flooring Group - What is Kinetex?


Many thanks to J+J Flooring Group for hosting our IIDA Board Retreat this month! It was great to be able to tour their factory and learn about their products.

One of their most recent innovations is Kinetex Flooring. If you haven't seen this product, you have to check it out!

"Kinetex is an advanced textile composite flooring that combines key attributes of soft-surface floor covering with the long-wearing performance characteristic of hard-surface flooring."
The key to its high-performance capabilities lies within the way it is constructed. Each layer works together to create a product with parallel qualities to those of hard-surface materials.

Where to use?  Anywhere you'd use a hard-surface material!  Healthcare, Education, Retail, Hospitality, Corporate, Transportation - just to name a few.  It's also as recyclable as an aluminum can.  With a lower mass, Kinetex has a 50% lower environmental impact compared to other commercial floorings.
Bryanna Stewart
Sustainability Forum Rep 2016-2017
IIDA Georgia Chapter

Friday, May 20, 2016

Creative Balance in Corporate Graphic Design

Thoughts on graphic design for merchandising to potentially consider when branding corporate interior spaces!

Creative Leadership | Ideo's CEO, Tim Brown

Creative leadership is the only way for businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change, Tim Brown argues. Here's how to master it.

Harvard Graduate School of Design: The Trays

The Graduate School of Design’s tiered, open spaces fire the imagination.
Before Gund Hall was built in 1972, the Harvard Graduate School of Design was scattered across five separate buildings. Architect John Andrews M.Arch. ’58 brought the school together under one roof. At the heart of the new construction was “the trays,” an enormous multi-tiered studio space.


Find inspiration in their light-filled, tray-inspired spaces here: