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Ring The Bell for Teknion Studio & Teknion Textiles

6.7.13 | Everything was changed when Charlie Bell was contacted by David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO, to create Teknion Studio. What followed was a frenzied, fun year. Fortunately, Mr. Bell had the supportive entrepreneurial spirit of Teknion behind him, and he was able to recruit the skills of Matthew Agostinelli as Director of Product Development. Before long, Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk of CDS studio were in the picture, and things were taking on a very promising shape. Before long, Mario Ruiz of Spain joined the fun and Teknion formed relationships with the very talented Suzanne Tick to create Teknion Textiles.

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Project Focus | Gensler Newport Beach

6.7.13 | I had high expectations walking into the Gensler’s Newport Beach office of, knowing the level of talent on the Gensler team. However, Gensler exceeded my expectations with the WOW factor upon entering the new space. Sandi Warneke greeted me and walked me through the space with its polished concrete floors and open, exposed white ceiling. The former bank space on the first floor was opened up, adding a staircase for a bit of Active Design.

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Project Focus | Infor/VOA

5.20.13 | Enterprise software company Infor reported that 98% of the potential customers they bring to their new headquarters in NYC eventually buy their software, which CEO Charles Phillips attributes much of that success to the office design, a collaborative effort with design firm VOA Associates Inc. The company wanted to make the new office space as open to innovation as possible.

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Birth of a Great Office Building

5.13.13 | It was only during the past century that office buildings appeared among our most celebrated works of architecture. Then it took a while before the work spaces inside were subject to comparable design consideration. Undoubtedly among our greatest landmarks of office building design – both exterior and interior – is New York's Seagram Building.

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Project Focus: Seeyond Architectural Solutions

5.13.13 | Avos, an internet company, was located in a sprawling, high-ceiling warehouse. With no visual or acoustic privacy, the space needed a sense of belonging and areas supporting interaction, and Avos needed it very quickly. Hsiao Lin Hu, Smith Group JJR, quickly grasped what was needed: flexibility, a mobile solution with the ability to rearrange the space when and as needed. He selected Seeyond Architectural Solutions.

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Project Focus | dTank: Dress Your Office for Success

5.6.13 | Most folks know Reto Eberle and dTank, the all-purpose custom shop that takes mill work to the next level; it makes anything you want, out of the materials you want, just the way you want, and no more. Here are some thoughts and examples of how the new age of office design can help organizations use their workplace to communicate who they are.

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Living Lab for Sustainability Opens in Rochester

4.15.13 | FXFOWLE’s design for RIT’s Sustainability Hall is a state-of-the-art “living laboratory” for sustainability research. The 84,000-sq.ft. facility is the new headquarters for RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housing the GIS master’s degree and Ph.D. programs in sustainability and architecture. FXFOWLE’s main goal for this project was “to create a world-renowned institute that improves sustainable processes and is a beacon for innovation.”

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Toyo Ito Chosen for 2013 Pritzker Prize

3.25.13 | The distinction of Toyo Ito's works in his "seeing the opportunities that lie in each commission and each site," rather than adhering to a recognizable style. "When one building is completed, I become painfully aware of my own inadequacy, and it turns into energy to challenge the next project."

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Project Focus: Stream Realty, Dallas, BOKA Powell

3.25.13 | The firm wanted a space that was modern and innovative, with an open-office environment fostering a culture of collaboration, mentorship and teamwork. “We wanted to infuse the space with a feeling of comfort that makes for a great place to work and a great place to take our business to the next level,” said Chris Jackson, regional managing partner for Stream Realty.

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IIDA NY Pioneering Design: James Ramsey and the Lowline

3.18.13 | The Lowline project involve sabout 40,000 sq.ft. of usable subterranean space, about an acre and a half beneath Delancey Street, NYC.“At its heart,” said project leader James Ramsey, the Lowline is an idea to build the world’s first underground garden. With its effort to funnel daylight below ground, it is clearly a new frontier in interior design.

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