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Timeless Designs: A Designers Discussion

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BY Continental Office /

We love classic design, but creating great spaces that stand the test of time isn't easy.  It comes down to understanding the different between a fad and a trend. Fads come and go like fashions, and soon become obsolete only lasting between one to five years. Trends, on the other hand, are more cyclical or they tend to simply not leave. Trends are timeless. Mid-century modern furniture just might be the best example of design that has consistently stood the test of time.  

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Topics: Space Planning and Design, Furniture

Creating Spaces with All 5 Senses in Mind

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BY Continental Office /

You might not consider consulting your senses before creating or redesigning your workplace – but perhaps you should! An environment that engages the senses provides a more natural and intuitive experience for your associates and visitors. Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some ideas around how you can create workspaces that utilize all five senses.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

Where Workplace Design and VR Intersect

Maddie Davis

BY Maddie Davis /

The workplace is no longer someplace you go to strictly do work; it’s a place to have an experience. In increasing numbers, organizations are realizing the importance of workplace design that keeps employees happy and productive. We recently conducted a study where we surveyed 262 employed respondents in the Midwest/Mid-Atlantic regions and found the top four things associates want at work are flexible settings, better communication, a healthy workplace, and the right technology.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

Case Study: Talisman Capital

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BY Continental Office /

Talisman Capital opened a small satellite office with a blank canvas. We helped them turn their work space into a home-like environment. Natural light spills into the open space and local artwork brings in splashes of color. You have to see it to believe!

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

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

Hidden Creek Landscaping: A Case Study

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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

A Discussion on Nature in the Workplace

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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 Corporate Moving Guide

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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

A Space That Feels Like Home: YWCA Columbus

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BY Continental Office /

The mission at YWCA Columbus is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. It's an organization that focuses on breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for women and families – not just in critical moments, but every single day. The historic Griswold building in downtown Columbus, Ohio houses the YWCA Columbus Center for Women, which provides permanent supportive housing for women struggling with disabilities and chronic homeless-ness. It’s also where an administrative staff of 60 provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for residents. As a 90-year-old building in constant use, the time had come to make some much-needed updates to the space. Through a year-long renovation project we helped to bring this LEED-certified building into the 21st century, while maintaining the integrity of this special structure from the early 1900s.

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Topics: Furniture, Space Planning and Design

Great Spaces Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018

FEATURED AUTHORS

Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Cindy Eastep

CINDY EASTEP

DIRECTOR, WAREHOUSING SERVICES & SAFETY
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Blair

PAM BLAIR

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rich Oliver

RICH OLIVER

SVP, SALES
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK