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How to design the Googleplex of schools
Fast Company's Co.Design
When the city of Alexandria, Minnesota, asked community members what they wanted their new high school to be like, citizens replied, "Like the Google campus." The end result may not be the same size, and it may not have the same design considerations, but it represents the same sense of possibility — and it could teach the open office a thing or two.
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5 fashion trends translated to hotels
Hotel News Now
Fashion has the power to inspire — even in hotels. Here are five trends from 2015 Fashion Week translated into hotel design.
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Cutting-edge design made possible by 3-D printing
Dwell
3-D printing is shaping an entire generation's approach to design. Drawing on their backgrounds in digital modeling, architects Alvin Huang and Jenny Wu will address the medium's potential and pitfalls at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles on May 29. In preparation, we've gathered seven modern 3-D printed designs, including work by Huang and Wu.
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The impact of biophilia: Productivity
Human Spaces
Feeling good often equates to being able to do more. In addition to the abundance of research that confirms the relationship between well-being and productivity, there is also clear evidence directly linking biophilia with an organization's output.
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Why office walls are crumbling in 2015
Freshome
Workplaces are on the move — literally. We have seen the trend tiptoeing into our daily office life for some time now, but it seems 2015 may be the year of the complete office overhaul.
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IIDA NEWS


Legal recognition of interior design matters
IIDA
Legal recognition of Interior Design may meet challenges from various opponents from across the country, but as the preeminent commercial interior design association, IIDA will continue to maintain that our members distinctly affect the health and well-being of the public and should be licensed to do work in the code-impacted environment.
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Submit your entries now for open IIDA competitions and awards
IIDA
Through its robust program of competitions and awards, IIDA is pleased to shine a light on outstanding contributions to the profession. Take part today!

IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean
This competition will recognize, honor, and celebrate outstanding Interior Design/Architecture projects located in Latin America and the Caribbean in 15 categories for creativity, originality, and design excellence. Entries are due Thursday, April 16.

IIDA Student of the Year
This award recognizes an IIDA Student Member who has significantly impacted his/her school's interior design program through outstanding leadership, insight, and involvement. The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award, complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership and a free trip to NeoCon! Apply by April 16.

19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition
Exhibitors at HD Expo 2015 are invited to submit product entries, which will be judged on design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. Entries are due Friday, April 24.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


The secret weapon of 'Mad Men'? Herman Miller
Fast Company's Co.Design
Sterling Cooper and Partners is an agency whose reputation is built on a progressive approach to advertising. So it has made sense, throughout the past few seasons, to see Herman Miller's mid-century aesthetic seep into the offices designed by "Mad Men" set decorator Claudette Didul-Mann. Herman Miller helps to visually represent the cultural evolution at the heart of the hit series.
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Majority plan on seeking green certification for upcoming renovations
ALN Magazine
The majority of respondents to a recent ALN survey indicated they are planning to seek some sort of green certification for any upcoming renovations.
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Eco-friendly concrete now mandatory in Dubai
Green Prophet
Dubai has taken a giant step forward in greening up the city with its decision to move away from ordinary Portland cement for all new buildings. As of April 1, OPC use is limited across the emirate; building permissions are reliant on developers specifying eco-friendly Supplementary Cementing Materials. The new requirement aims to give residents a clean and pollution-free environment.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


How to merge your professional and personal brands
Social Media Today
From the C-suite to recent college graduates starting an internship, it's essential to develop a personal brand with a professional edge and align it with the values of your company.
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Shattering the myth: Not all clients are good ones
Entrepreneur
Not only are there clients or client opportunities you'd be better off to decline, some of them actually can be detrimental to your business. You need to beware of these clients and avoid them at all costs.
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Staying 'in the know' after graduation: 5 ways to stay relevant
Talent Egg
It's essential for today's professionals to stay up to date with what's happening in their field, and what trends are affecting their industry in order to stay professionally relevant.
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