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How do you design a hospital that can foster great ideas?
Wired
The best way to explain the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., is to describe it as a club sandwich. It's kind of a funny way to refer to a world-class hospital that's doing very serious work, but it's about as accurate as you're going to get. Its emphasis on integrated, stacked design has made it a one-stop shop for research and patient treatment.
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How software can help solve the office-layout puzzle
The Wall Street Journal
Crafting a dynamic office layout that reflects a company's culture and image (think gleaming mahogany conference tables for a law firm, ping-pong tables for a quirky startup) can encourage collaboration, productivity and creativity, and lead to improved morale and reduced turnover. Doing it in as small a footprint as possible can save a company big bucks on rent. But crafting the perfect office is tough work. Every time you rearrange people, you have to rearrange all the "stuff that goes along with them," says Katherine Jones, a lead analyst with research and consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte.
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Window film improves building system performance
Steve DeBusk
You can spend a lot of time analyzing building system performance, looking for ways to reduce energy use and improve efficiency in HVAC equipment, lighting systems and the building envelope. Low-e window film is a solution. The right window film not only reduces energy use year-round and improves tenant/occupant comfort, but also helps make the best of building systems and protects against unnecessary upgrades or replacements.
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The science of sound: How a Seattle stadium's design led to a Guinness feat
Time
On Oct. 6, fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle broke the Guinness World Record for the highest peak decibel level — 136.6 decibels — ever recorded at a stadium. While the vocal cords of Seahawks fans surely deserve credit for piercing ears, so do the designers of CenturyLink Field. Even though it's a mostly open-air stadium, the building traps noise.
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McKinsey report: Urbanization taking place inside offices
Office Insight
In September, McKinsey published its latest report into urbanization, exploring the factors that make a city great. But urbanization is an issue that touches all of our lives and in some unexpected ways.
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Pitfalls and challenges of green spas
Beatrice (Vallant) Hochegger
Increasing eco-efficiency, creating a positive image and motivating as well as attracting employees are just some of the benefits of sustainable spas. However, there are also challenges that need to be considered in the course of greening a spa.
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IIDA NEWS


Global Excellence Awards now open
IIDA
This annual worldwide design competition was established to honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/Interior Architecture projects in 10 categories. Submit your entries now!
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Entries still being accepted for Student Sustainable Design Competition
IIDA
The Student Sustainable Design Competition will remain open for entries until online voting launches Nov. 15. Have you submitted your design? This contest celebrates original sustainable design and rewards students whose projects demonstrate consistent, creative sustainable principles. This is your opportunity as an emerging professional to be recognized for your fresh ideas.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


'Momentum has slowed down,' says Apple store designer
Dezeen
Apple's retail presence is "not evolving as fast as it could be" and the company's "momentum has slowed down" since Steve Jobs died, according to the designer who developed the Apple Store concept with the brand's former CEO.
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HD Americas welcomes industry leaders in inaugural year
Hospitality Design
With over 4,000 industry professionals and exhibitors in attendance, HD Americas produced a successful first show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sept. 24-25.

 Serving as a platform to educate key buyers and sellers in Latin America and beyond, HD Americas experienced a 50 percent increase in attendees from Central and South America in 2013.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


7 best practices for building client relationships
Forbes
The success of a B2B company hinges largely on strong client relationships, especially for a small or early-stage company. Set yourself apart by creating relationships that make you seem more like a trusted partner than a vendor.
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