Workplace Design Matters | An Investment in Design is an Investment in Your People

Workplace design matters. While most, if not all, of us can agree with that statement, we don’t often stop to ask ourselves why. Why does workplace design matter? Over the course of a lifetime, we will spend an average of 110,000 hours at work. Whether on the daily grind or pursuing our dream career, work…

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A Healthy Step Forward | CDI’s Kilp and Nemoir Certified as WELL APs

Corporate Design Interiors (CDI) is thrilled to congratulate Jen Kilp, Director of Design, and Heather Nemoir, General Manager and Partner, who recently became WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL AP). The credential is earned through the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and signifies advanced knowledge of health and wellness in the built environment and specialization in the…

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Ancillary Furniture | Support for the Evolving Workplace

Our modern, multi-generational workforce has driven demand for flexible spaces and tools that support differing styles of work. Especially in recent years, we have seen traditional furniture systems and formal workstations being replaced with casual, collaborative landscapes that boast both comfort and versatility. These alternate workspaces and the furniture within them are often referred to…

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Watson Zo | Storage Solutions for the Full Facility

Functional furniture is essential for the modern workplace. As the needs and expectations of our multi-generational workforce continue to evolve, so too must the tools we provide within our spaces in order to attract and retain talented professionals. Designed to support this evolving landscape with durable solutions for the entire facility, Watson’s Zo Collection provides…

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Multisensory Design | Designing for All 5 Senses

Our senses play a vital role in how we experience and respond to the world around us. Immediately upon walking into a space, our brains interpret its quality and comfort based on how it looks, feels and smells; what we hear; and whatever we might taste. In addition to interpreting each sense independently, our brains…

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NeoCon 51 | Trends from the 2019 Shows

The annual trade show for commercial interiors has wrapped and more than 50,000 design professionals have returned home, dizzy from circling the crowded floors of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. NeoCon celebrated its 51st year with an exhibition of the latest and greatest trends, innovation and inspiration from June 10-12. An overwhelming array of attendees trekked through…

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The Unassigned Workplace | Finding Freedom and Flexibility within Shared Spaces

The modern workforce has become increasingly blended as a network of mobile and remote workers, part-time employees, contract workers and consultants work collaboratively across disciplines. Teams and tasks are constantly shifting, along with the tools and spaces required by each. In an effort to cut costs and increase productivity, a growing number of organizations have…

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The Open Office | A Balanced Design Solution for Everyone

Open plan offices have become a staple of the modern working environment, with over 80% of US businesses using it as their preferred office arrangement. Some of the world’s leading organizations have transitioned from private to open, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, freeing themselves from floor plans of cubicles, high partitions and closed workspaces.…

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Campus Innovation | Design Trends for Higher Education Facilities

Spring is quickly approaching and higher education facilities are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Academic environments are rapidly changing, reflecting consistent advancements in technology and shifting educational models. As colleges and universities look to integrate new learning methodologies and expand education beyond the traditional classroom setting, what is the common denominator amidst all this…

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Office Ergonomics | What to Expect from an Ergonomic Evaluation

According to Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey, a staggering 70% of employees’ weekly activities involve sitting at a desk with another 20% spent sitting in meetings. The negative impact of prolonged sedentary work can range anywhere from damaged joints and chronic pain, to increased risk of asthma, diabetes, obesity and fatigue, all of which directly correlate…

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