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3 design ideas that are transforming emergency departments
Healthcare Design
The emergency department — whether on a hospital main campus, in a freestanding location, or specifically designed for a particular segment of the population — and its role in healthcare is evolving. Jeff Brand, design principal at Perkins Eastman, Jon Summers, principal, BRG3S Architects, and Craig Pickerel, project manager and architect at SSOE Group, discuss the trends they're seeing and some of the design strategies they're putting into place inside these important, lifesaving spaces.
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How flooring can boost retail sales
Sourceable
A slate of research suggests flooring has the ability to affect a consumer's purchasing decisions. While lighting and point of sale storage solutions are highly important in the retail environment, floors are now being given a closer look as a vehicle for potential sales.
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The 10 most beautifully designed new restaurants
Architectural Digest
Dining out is rarely just about the food. The scene, the socializing, and the sense of a special event are equally important. When done right, a restaurant's design enhances all of these elements.
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Office design can help ease workplace anxiety
Business Day
Employers must consider their office design as they grapple with productivity losses from depression and anxiety, office design firm Paragon Interiors says.
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How a spec suite can attract office space renters
Target Commercial Interiors
Thanks to the burgeoning economy, Chicago's commercial rental market is finally in an upswing. But in an arena that's flooded with for-rent properties, how do you attract prospective tenants and keep them? One interesting strategy that landlords have opted for are simply referred to as "spec suites."
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Submit your entries for 42nd Annual Interior Design Competition and 23rd Annual Will Ching Design Competition
IIDA
IIDA's two premier design competitions, the Interior Design Competition and the Will Ching Design Competition, are now accepting entries. These international competitions honor outstanding, innovative, original designs in multiple categories, with the Interior Design Competition open to firms of any size and the Will Ching Design Competition open to firms of five employees or fewer. Deadline to submit your materials for either competition is Friday, Feb. 6.
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The 1% program enriches Youth Center on Highland
DesignMatters
Beautifully executed design shouldn't be limited to tech startups, trading firms and luxury hotels. And, thankfully, it's not. With programs like Public Architecture's The 1%, public spaces that serve our communities can get in on the Frank Gehry action at a pro bono rate. This year marks IIDA's first year partnering with Public Architecture in support of The 1%, and we are proud to share with you the first case study in an ongoing series that highlights the work IIDA Members have done through the program.
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Do you have what it takes to win the IIDA Student Design Competition?
IIDA
As college students head home on break, IIDA encourages them to evolve the concept of the open office and submit to the 10th annual IIDA Student Design Competition for the chance to win up to $2,500 and the recognition of their peers and potential future employers. Entries may include new design solutions or completed school projects edited to meet the minimum program requirements outlined in the creative brief. Entries are due by Friday, Jan. 16 — don't miss out!
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First images revealed for Olympic Committee headquarters
Contract
Denmark-based architecture firm 3XN has won a competition to design the International Olympic Committee's headquarters, which is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on a 260,000-square-foot site on the shores of Lake Geneva and next to Chateau de Vidy, the IOC's former home.
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Pantone's color of the year influences product development, purchasing
PSFK
For the past 15 years, color authority Pantone has celebrated a Color of the Year. Working with New York-based experience design firm Sub Rosa, Pantone put together a creative campaign behind their color choice to demonstrate the potential of the color.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


What you need for an effective website
American Express OPEN Forum
Your company's website should be just as strong, if not stronger, than your services or products. Here's what you need to help make that happen.
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Exactly what a hiring manager scans when reviewing resumes
Business Insider
Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you. This is exactly what they look at.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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