Beyond the company fitness center: Promoting healthy lifestyles throughout the work environment

  Event Network’s new headquarters profiled in the latest edition of Business Insurance Magazine In today’s workplaces, many top employers are making it a priority to promote healthy work environments and encourage workers to live healthier lifestyles. And with good reason: they recognize the direct link between healthy, engaged employees and high productivity coupled with … Continue reading

MAPPING THE INDOORS

GoogleIndoorMap

Has Google Maps just revolutionized the wayfinding industry? Used primarily as an outdoor tool up until now, Google Maps has been instrumental in helping people visit new cities, drive through unfamiliar parts of town or find the nearest subway or train station. But it appears that’s about to change as Google has just announced that it’s Maps 6.0 version will … Continue reading

WHERE COFFEE SHOP MEETS CUBICLE

Coworking is a growing trend we’ve seen steadily increase over the last couple of years. Really, it’s changing the way many people do business, particularly now, with many scratching to make a living in a badly damaged economy. The basic idea behind coworking is collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, and sustainability in the workplace. Coworking spaces … Continue reading

PROJECTS IN PICTURES

As designers one aspect of the project that’s most important, sometimes as much as the design concept itself, is capturing the project in perpetuity once it’s completed. This is incredibly important for us as a comprehensive design firm particularly with the range of services we offer. As is often said, “A picture says a thousand … Continue reading

WATER WORLD

As a follow up to last week’s post about good design being born from a strong point of view, this week’s story does just that. The Water Cube, otherwise known as the Beijing National Aquatics Center was selected in an international architectural competition to house the swimming events during the 2008 Summer Olympics. The building’s … Continue reading

HAPPY HOUR IS 9 TO 5

Studies have been conducted on the effects of workplace environment on employee performance and productivity. Physical space matters and office design is vital to increasing productivity. It’s easier to be productive, creative and happy at work in a colorful, organic, and playful environment. The goal, and also the challenge, of any company today is to create a … Continue reading

UNCOMMON GROUND

Sometimes art does imitate life.  Check out the work by artist Jason de Caires Taylor. He creates life-size cement sculptures of people and submerges them into the waters of South America. As time passes the sculptures become part of the underwater landscape and slowly become artificial reefs ripe with marine life. His work brings up … Continue reading

BLEND

Flat to form,  2-d to 3-d,  small to big. The blending of design disciplines is not new. The process is usually initiated in architecture, kicks around graphic design for a while and eventually finds its way into digital media. There are good examples (check out adobemuseum.com) and there are bad (think of any billboard-wrapped building … Continue reading

Making Cities More Comfortable for People

Making cities more comfortable is the mission of Candy Chang and James A. Reeves, founders of  Civic Center in New Orleans. Together, they blend art, design, education, research, and urban planning to create spaces and tools to help people navigate their cities and improve their neighborhoods. Their belief is that public spaces should inspire conversation, … Continue reading