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Steps to make Boston a model for development
The Boston Globe
Construction cranes crowd the sky and Olympic dreams (and worries) fill front pages as Boston pursues an unprecedented series of transformations. Often lost in the heated discussions of particular parcels is the bigger question of what kind of a city we want to be. The current boom is the perfect time to reconsider our planning and design process so that the benefits are shared as broadly as possible. Property owners, neighborhoods, government, and design professionals all need to work together if we want to leave a legacy of innovation for future generations.
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We might spot patterns in office design, but a global picture is beyond us
Workplace Insight
The ongoing evolution in the design of the places we work has much in common with evolution in the natural world. But whereas natural selection is dependent on its "Blind Watchmaker" to shape creatures in response to the forces in their environment, workplace design is anything but blind — at least it is when done intelligently and with insight.
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WELL buildings getting better
By Michael J. Berens
The release of the WELL Building Standard last fall has helped raise awareness of ongoing efforts to make buildings of all kinds healthier for occupants. Promoted as "the world's first building standard to focus on enhancing people's health and well-being through the built environment," WELL is a great step forward in setting health and wellness objectives for building design and construction. Others also are making strides to bring occupant health and wellness to the forefront of the building industry.
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IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition — deadline tomorrow!
IIDA
The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition honors originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials, and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon2015. Winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of Contract Magazine, select IIDA publications, and The Merchandise Mart's website.
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  BOLD One Collection

Offering surface, storage, and complete height adjustability, BOLD One takes customized workspaces to a whole new level. It couldn’t be simpler to adjust the height of the desk and any attached returns. From 22 to 48 inches, the surface and all its storage move at the touch of a button.
 


KI active design meets active discussion: The blueprint for human sustainability
IIDA
Join KI and Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, at the IIDA offices during NeoCon on Tuesday, June 16, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. to find out what active design really is, why its role is increasing, and what to do about it. Space is limited so register soon!
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2015 IIDA COOL Gala June 14 — Tickets Still Available
IIDA
The 2015 IIDA COOL black-tie gala celebration held at the Ritz Carlton Chicago is a special evening to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the Interior Design profession — the 42nd Annual Interior Design Competition and the 23rd Annual Will Ching Design Competition. Purchase your tickets today!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Raising the bar on MOB design
Healthcare Design
Lancaster, California, is located in the windy, high-desert region of Antelope Valley, a fact that made the design and construction of the new Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices a challenging undertaking — especially in light of the balance that had to be struck between the area's extreme weather conditions and the provider's goal to ultimately create a LEED Platinum-certified facility that achieves net-zero energy use.
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How Genentech fuses green building and energy science
GreenBiz
Genentech didn't set out to build just any old Silicon Valley open office when it undertook construction of a new, LEED Gold-certified corporate campus in South San Francisco, which sprawls over a quarter of a million square feet. With some 10,000 employees housed on this campus, Genentech's corporate headquarters is also the largest biotech-manufacturing site in the world, according to CEO Ian Clark.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Introducing the ECONYL® Global Collection

The new ECONYL® Global Collection offers an expanded color line of 138 unique options. Take your design to the next level with Aquafil USA's 100 percent regenerated Nylon 6 carpet fiber. These bold and vibrant colors allow for endless design possibility.
 


City of Melbourne signs interior design declaration
Architecture & Design
The city of Melbourne has officially adopted the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers declaration and recognized the interior built environment as a significant and integral part of architecture and urban life.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Run like it's a sprint but pace yourself for a marathon
Inc.
Work with people smarter than you. People in the start-up scene love using lingo to describe their ideal hire. They're looking for rockstars, gurus, or A-players. However, this doesn't address how to know that you're working with an A-player.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Koncept - Contemporary LED Lighting

Koncept designs and manufactures high-end LED task lighting for commercial and residential use. Our design team focuses on combining minimal, sleek aesthetics with cutting-edge and efficient technologies to create lighting solutions that complement and illuminate any space. Visit our upcoming booths at ICFF and NeoCon to see for yourself.
 


People join good companies but quit bad managers
By Greg L. Alston
I'm constantly amazed by how people who are charged with managing people try to make life much more complex and difficult than it needs to be. When people join a new company, they are usually excited by the new opportunities and believe in the vision of the organization. They choose the job based on the best fit with their world view. While the compensation plan is certainly one component of why people choose to work for you, it is rarely an element that determines whether they remain working for you.
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