By Peter Carey for
It’s hard to believe that the last great economic reset in the country, as well as the design industry, began ten years ago. By all accounts, both the manufacturing and design sides are finally back to business as usual, but some changes, both subtle and significant, have happened along the way. …read more
By Peter Carey for
When most design professionals hear the term value engineering, they tend to get a dreaded sinking feeling deep in the pit of their stomach. To many of these people, this process, which is also called VE, often comes in the form of re-selecting a material that was specified for a project …read more
Faster than quick dry epoxy flooring, more powerful than a C-Joist, able to leap over complex specs in a single bound. Meet your resource librarian: an interior designer or architect’s own personal superhero. In the never-ending battle to stay under budget and on deadline – while preserving your design vision – the resource librarian puts these …read more
Google puts the world at your fingertips. Is that a good thing?
When it comes to sourcing materials for your next project, a good old-fashioned phone call to a resource librarian is the way to go. Here are 9 reasons why:
1) Time and Money
Let’s start with the two most important factors.
As an interior …read more
Thirty years ago, the world’s consciousness was just starting to get acquainted with terms like “Global Village” but we had not begun to live in one yet; technology was just beginning to show clues of its world-shrinking potential, and many global corporations were not yet aware of how to leverage interior design to optimize their business …read more
Certain events make the local New York design community prove its dedication to design more than others, and the annual IIDA Leaders Breakfast is certainly one of them. This is not intended to be a disparaging remark; creating a path through our current economic climate is not an easy task, and dedication is required for one’s …read more
In every built environment, collaboration among various trades and philosophies is required not only to build the space, but also for the space to function as intended after construction. At its heart, collaboration is recursive, meaning one or more actions in the process invokes or refers to the collaborative process itself, while also requiring the participants …read more
Now more than ever before in history, good design is global design. The plurality of cultures, generations and stylistic influences in modern workplaces has escalated and evolved in leaps and bounds since the office cubicle was first institutionalized across the corporate landscape. Responsible for furnishing many of those initial cubicles to offices throughout the world, Haworth …read more