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Interior and Graphic Designers: Two Peas in a Pod

Spearheading the design of the most dynamic spaces today are two seemingly unlikely partners: interior designers and graphic designers. In the past, it was less common to see these two roles working side-by-side. That’s quickly changing as companies look to create holistic workspaces that provide a consistent experience – from their website presence down to the design details found in their physical space. It starts with getting all designers on the same page, regardless of whether they’ll be working on floor plan layouts or environmental graphics.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

A Work Space Inventory: You Audit Do One

Michael Sharp

BY Michael Sharp /

Creating great spaces that work for associates is hard work in and of itself. What if you could take the guesswork out of it? What if you could find out what your associates truly need and how they actually work?

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Topics: Services, Space Planning and Design

What Work-Life Balance Means Today

Nick Magoto

BY Nick Magoto /

The concept of “work-life balance” is changing. We used to think of it as simply making sure we spent as much time doing things outside of work, called “life”, as we did at work. However, the concept is now shifting to incorporate “life” as part of the work day. Workplace environments today are designing places and spaces that facilitate positive associate and client experiences, and blending fun into the environment itself to help foster productivity and creativity.

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Topics: All Areas, Workplace Wellness

Humanizing Healthcare Construction

Kelly Greene

BY Kelly Greene /

We’ve all been there – sitting in a hospital room with a clinical design that’s as sterile as the room itself. It doesn’t ease tensions or improve dispositions, and the cost to renovate and innovate keeps it from being a space that fosters recovery. How can we build hospital rooms that change everything from the bottom line to a lifeline? The answer is one you might not have considered before but is literally built right into the walls. Prefab construction humanizes the patient experience.

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Topics: Healing Spaces, Prefab Construction

Hidden Creek Landscaping: A Case Study

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

This 20-year-old entrepreneurial company had outgrown their space. When planning their move into a new facility, they knew they wanted it to be a state-of-the-art place that reflected who they are and what they do for their clients. They needed space for creative work to happen, with an open design that allowed for both privacy and collaboration. Additionally, they wanted to plan for anticipated growth in the years to come.

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Topics: Furniture, Space Planning and Design

Creativity is a Work of Art

Nannette Maciejunes

BY Nannette Maciejunes /

The mission of the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) is to create great experiences with great art for everyone. Every day, we strive to connect people and art through exhibitions, collections, and engaged learning. One of the values that guides how we connect people and art is our commitment to celebrating, championing, and cultivating creativity.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

A Discussion on Nature in the Workplace

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

Our latest designers discussion focused on the infusion of nature into office environments. We wanted to know why biophilic design, which centers around bringing the outside indoors, is a rising trend in the workplace and how keeping healthy at work impacts performance and drives productivity.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

A Cold, Hard Look at Concrete

Dustin Francis

BY Dustin Francis /

Over the past decade, polished concrete has been slowly disrupting the commercial floors industry and for good reason. Namely, it’s aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and easy to maintain. It’s at least a $300 million industry today.

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Topics: Commercial Floors, Concrete Finishes

Philanthropy Matters to Our Associates

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

63 million individuals volunteer annually in the United States, totaling more than 8.7 billion hours of time. We’re proud to give back to the communities we serve, not just with money and resources, but also talent and time. We surveyed several of our associates to find out why giving back is important to them.

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Topics: All Areas, Associate Experience

A Corporate Moving Guide

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

Relocating a business is no small task — and the movers you hire can make all the difference in how smoothly it’s executed. How do you choose the best movers to hire? What should you look for in a moving company? Step one is that you have to know what to avoid.

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Topics: Services, Space Planning and Design

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FEATURED AUTHORS

Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Cindy Eastep

CINDY EASTEP

DIRECTOR, WAREHOUSING SERVICES & SAFETY
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Kelly Greene

KELLY GREENE

DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Nick Magoto

NICK MAGOTO

EVP, DESIGN
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK