Posts in category "Office Design"

Experience the Transformative Power of “Generative Space”

The idea of Generative Space was developed just over a decade ago and is emerging as a best practice design approach. Possibly its greatest area of influence is in healthcare facility design. Not only are the functional requirements of a space considered, the approach elevates the experience of the people who occupy the space. For... Read more »

No matter who you are, what you look like, where you're from, or who you love, you were the 'IN' crowd

The first-ever Global Inclusion Reception (EV321) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) was held during its national convention in Chicago on June 27, 2014 at the Hafele Chicago Showroom. Here are my three takeaways from the event: It is possible for a diverse group of creative organizations to come together in fellowship. Humanitarian issues,... Read more »

Architecture Showcase: Diversity in Design

Join Chicago and international architects and designers that include Bohdan Gernaga, Ashley Mistry, Juan Moreno, Monte Chapin, Lira Luis, James Karl Fischer, Melissa Sterry, Jimenez Lai, and Sara Frisk as they showcase architecture in all its varied forms as we celebrate design diversity at one of the icons of design, Apple. If you go: Where: Apple... Read more »
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NeoCon Party List

NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors is happening on June 11 – 13th in Chicago. There are numerous parties surrounding this “BIG” show and we’ve compiled those parties’ info for you. We will be updating this in real time so make sure to check from this site regularly: View original... Read more »

NeoCon 2012 is Next Week!

NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors — has invited Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C (Principal Architect of ALLL) and Anne Scarlett, LEED AP (President of Scarlett Consulting) to be speakers at its annual conference in Chicago on June 13, 2012 at 9:30am. Lira and Anne’s session W303 entitled... Read more »

AEC and Design get social in Social Media

The event on March 22nd was attended by a variety of architects, engineers, and contractors, including manufacturers, coming from small, medium, to large firms. 
(image by CWA, BaBette Scheidt)
Event Statistics Industry: AEC, Architecture & Design Speaker: Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, CeMA, LEED AP BD+C Main Sponsors: CWA, AIA Chicago, Porcelanosa Co-Sponsors: Allsteel, Herman Miller Target Turnout: 50 Actual Turnout: 75 (including staff) Location: Porcelanosa showroom, Merchandise Mart Takeaway: “We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how... Read more »
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Can Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. be used to find funding for a project, or project leads?

Can architects/ designers/ interior designers use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. to find work or new project opportunities? What about funding for projects, or even winning an online contest? How is social technology increasingly paving the way for co-working? I’ve shared some of this information with you once during the 2011 AIA National Convention in New... Read more »

NEWH Stuff Happening In Chicago

If you go, here's where to find them:

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:00–6:00 p.m.  
at the  SHERATON CHICAGO HOTEL & TOWERS 
301 East North Water Street 
Chicago, IL 60611
So what’s the latest news in the Hospitality Industry? The Chicago Chapter of The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) is hosting its first ever Regional Trade Show on October 26, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. “We start the day with two CEU presentations and then during the trade show you can meet over 100... Read more »

Work Outside The Cube

Work Outside The Cube
Office spaces have seen an evolution over the years. With the changing tide of the economy coupled with a new generation entering the workforce exposed to technology far more advanced than what existed in generations prior, attitudes toward work are quickly evolving. Wired magazine featured an article about the changing attitudes toward work and how... Read more »
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