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A new set of metrics for high-performance work spaces
Work Design Magazine
While coworking may be one harbinger of the future workplace, it is the integration of three C's that is redefining workspace: concentration, collaboration and community. The relationships between and among these three C's are critical to support new ways of working and achieve target metrics of a high-performance work environment.
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An insider's perspective of LAX's new digitally enhanced terminal
Metropolis
So often in design magazines all the attention goes to the design you see, the elements you can touch. But these visual and tactile elements are often just the tip of the iceberg. Hidden just beneath the surface gloss are the design process, systems and management that buttress the design and helped to bring about its realization. As every designer and architect knows, an outstanding project depends on an outstanding client. For the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, it all began when Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, contacted Mike Rubin of MRA International.
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Clive Wilkinson on designing spaces for new ways of working
designboom
Architect Clive Wilkinson has been designing for the workplace for more than 20 years. He shares how his approach to creating positive work territories evolves from the notion of the "village" — formulating a community organization within closed walls — and the ways in which he envisions this type of spatial organization have changed since the mid-1990s as a result of technological advancements.
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IIDA NEWS


Library Interior Design Awards entry deadline approaching
IIDA
The entry period for the Library Interior Design Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association and IIDA, will close Friday, March 28. Award winners, demonstrating excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function and satisfaction of the client's objectives, will be honored at the ALA Annual Conference in June.
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Industry Roundtable 2014 focuses on 'People, Place and Work'
IIDA
IIDA's Annual Industry Roundtable brings together a select group of IIDA Corporate and Designer Members for a facilitated session to discuss issues facing all partners working in the profession of interior design. Held at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago Jan. 10-12, the 2014 event focused on contemporary issues in HR and executive leadership. Download the executive summary: "People, Place, and Work: Analyzing the Critical Factors That Effect How We Work and How We Manage."
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Sofitel grows in Dubai
iAfrica
The Sofitel Dubai Downtown will open its doors on May 1, just across from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. The interior design of this new five-star hotel, located in the heart of downtown Dubai, was inspired by French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, leader of the Op Art movement.
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Comings and goings: Design professionals on the move
The Editor at Large
The design industry is full of new and changing faces. Who's coming and who's going? Here are a few changes of note.
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Post-show report: Design Lighting Tokyo 2014 doubled in size
Broadway World
Design Lighting Tokyo 2014, held Jan. 15-17, featured double the number of exhibitors as last year and welcomed 14,322 attendees focused on lighting design and innovation.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


4 proven tricks to get Facebook likes on your business posts
Emma Fitzpatrick
Getting likes on your business's Facebook posts may seem like throwing spaghetti against the wall: You know some posts stick and perform really well, while others just flop. As far as the why, it's a mystery. But thanks to a recent study, part of that mystery has been cracked.
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Doing well by doing good
Commercial Observer
Scott Spector, AIA, grew up with the notion that giving back is inherent to success — in business as well as life. "Most of us are busy chasing sales milestones, building our own business or making that next deal — all natural and all good," Spector writes. "However, I strongly believe that you can do well by doing good, both in business and in life."
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