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Ware Malcomb Announces Lexus Eastern Area Office Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

8.28.14 | Woodbridge, NJ | Ware Malcomb announced that the Lexus Eastern Area Office facility in Parsippany, New NJ received LEED Platinum certification from USGBC. Ware Malcomb provided full service interior architecture and design services for the 38,000-sf project, marking the first Lexus Area Office facility to receive LEED Platinum certification. The General Contractor for the project was Hollister Construction Services.

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KI Chairs Made With AirCarbon Featured On CBS This Morning

8.29.14 | Green Bay, WI | KI’s Grazie® and Strive® seating, made with AirCarbon thermoplastic developed by California-based Newlight Technologies—were featured on the set of CBS This Morning. Newlight's patented manufacturing technology captures carbon that would otherwise be in the air and converts it into AirCarbon. KI will be the exclusive provider of AirCarbon in the contract furniture industry.

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Davis Furniture | Circo

8.27.14 | High Point, NC | Davis Furniture introduced the Circo stool. Circo has an all-wood base, displaying master craftsmanship and achieving a natural look. The sleek metal footrest adds a classic touch to the organic base, adding an intriguing visual detail without detracting from the overall aesthetic. The key to Circo barstool's design is the scoop back of the plastic seat. Sitting higher than most barstool backs, it provides unmatched support and comfort. With a textured finish on top of the seat and a glossy finish on the back, Circo's stylistic significance shines through in the smallest details.

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Arcadia Expands Nios Family Into The Executive Suite

8.29.14 | La Palma, CA | Arcadia introduced the Nios Executive chair series, targeted for conference rooms and meeting spaces as well as executive and managerial offices. The new series builds on the success of Arcadia's Nios Collection of lounge seating, benches and tables. Characterized by its angular silhouette and exceptional comfort level, Nios Executive was designed by David Ritch and Mark Saffell of 5D Studio, an award-winning design firm from Southern California that Arcadia has collaborated with for more than 20 years. 

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Armstrong Announces New LVT Solution For Fast-Track Projects

8.29.14 | Lancaster, PA | Armstrong Commercial Floors introduced Natural Creations Luxury Vinyl Tile with the I-Set Installation System. Targeted for quick turn renovations and fast track construction projects, the I-Set Installation System offers durable, quick installation methods that minimize disruptions and return spaces to immediate operational status. According to Armstrong, it allows for installations to be completed in about half the time of traditional methods.

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In an Industry Where Everyone Says STAND, Logiflex Says SIT!

8.27.14 | New York, NY | Gibson Interior, located in the N.Y. Design Center, now offers SIT collaborative soft seating from Logiflex.

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Inscape Corporation Will Host a Teleconference Call to Review the First Quarter Results

8.29.14 | Holland Landing, ON | Inscape Corp. will release its first quarter results after the close of business on Thursday, Sep. 11. Director and CEO Jim Stelter and CFO Matthew Posno will host a teleconference call on Friday, Sep. 12, 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to briefly review the results and respond to any questions.

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Grässlin Bolsters Its Product Portfolio With talis Motion And Presence Detectors

8.27.14 | St. Georgen, Germany | Grässlin GmbH, specializing in time switch technology, lighting, and temperature control, is expanding its offerings with a range of presence and motion detectors. Its initial product launch includes one outdoor motion detector - talis MW 180-12-1 - and two indoor detectors - talis MF 360-8-1 and talis MS 360-7-1.

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HPFI® - KwikBoost Distribution Ended

8.25.14 | High Point, NC | HPFI reported that due to extraordinary circumstances beyond its control, the distribution arrangement between KwikBoost and HPFI has ended. HPFI had been marketing KwikBoost items within the PowerFlex power and charging category. Four products are impacted by this action. The remainder of the HPFI PowerFlex product line is still available and will continue to expand.

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HPFI® Announces New Representation in IN, KY, MI

8.25.14 | High Point, NC | HPFI appointed The Cooper Chase Group as its representative in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. Ron Elzy and his team have more than 40 years of industry experience focused primarily on contract furnishings.

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ESD Promotes Four to SVP

8.27.14 | Chicago, IL | ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high performance building systems, promoted Paul Barter, Zackery House, Keith Seier, and Michael Thomas to Senior Vice President.

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IIDA Announces Federico Delrosso, IIDA, as Inaugural Member of the IIDA President's Council

8.27.14 | Chicago, IL | Milanese architect and interior designer Federico Delrosso, IIDA, is the inaugural member of the IIDA President’s Council. The President’s Council is composed of international interior design professionals and business leaders who are dedicated to advancing and supporting the mission, programs, and activities of IIDA. International President of IIDA, Julio Braga, IIDA, LEED AP, appointed Delrosso to the Council during the summer Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 22-24.

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Landscape Forms Publishes New White Paper: Healthcare in Transition

8.25.14 | Kalamazoo, MI | Landscape Forms released a new White Paper, "Healthcare in Transition: A Leaders Roundtable on Healthcare Facilities Planning and Design." Created and sponsored by Landscape Forms, the Leaders Roundtable was hosted by Cleveland Clinic in April 2014. Joseph Strauss, AIA, Cleveland Clinic’s Director of Planning and Design, moderated the discussion, which included directors and administrators of three of the country’s largest medical centers, architects from international firms, and architects and landscape architects from regional practices. The agenda centered on evolution in the structure and delivery of healthcare in the U.S. and the implications for the way healthcare facilities are planned, designed and constructed. 

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Attention Healthcare Providers, Architects, Designers: Essential Evidence-Based Design Book...Now at 75% Off!

8.25.14 |  Concord, CA | The Center for Health Design is offering "A Visual Reference for Evidence-Based Design" by Jain Malkin on sale for $50 through Sep. 30 - a 75% savings off the book's regular price of $199.

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CHD Webinar Sep. 4: Creating EBD Guidelines for Behavioral Health Facilities

8.28.14 |  Concord, CA | The Center for Health Design will present a webinar, "Discovering the Current State of Design Research for Behavioral Health Facilities," Thursday, Sep. 4, 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern. Samira Pasha, PhD, EDAC, LEED BD+C, Medical Planner and Researcher, HOK, presents an overview of the research findings and existing trends, and the current knowledge base regarding design of behavioral health facilities. Available facility evaluation tools, design guidelines, and the need for future research will be shared and discussed.

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J+J Flooring Group Sponsoring CHD Professional Networking Event in NYC Sep. 18

8.27.14 | Dalton, GA | J+J Flooring Group is sponsoring The Center for Health Design's New York networking and design event titled Innovations in Healthcare Design on Sep. 18. Short presentations by industry leaders in the healthcare design field will kick off the event at the Steelcase showroom at 4:30 p.m. Keith Gray, J+J Director of Product Innovation, will present "The Human-Centered Properties of Flooring."

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Jamie Dimon To Speak, New 2015 Real Estate Forecast To Be Released at ULI Event

8.25.14 | Washington, DC | The Urban Land Institute's Fall Meeting, Oct. 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York City, will focus on "rethinking the how, what and where of urban development." The program will explore demographic, social, economic, environmental, and technology trends affecting land use, with an emphasis on three specific areas: industry leadership; building for health and wellness; and creating resilient communities. Headlining the event are keynote speakers Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, former editor of TIME and former CEO of CNN.

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Design Work on the USA Partner Country Presentation at Ambiente 2015 in Full Swing

8.27.14 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany and New York, NY | Designer Scott Henderson unveiled an initial preview of the Partner Country presentation that he is designing for Ambiente 2015. The U.S. is the Partner Country for the 2015 fair, which takes place Feb. 13-17 in Frankfurt am Main. For his concept, Mr. Henderson has drawn his inspiration from the broad horizons of the North American continent. “The biggest design challenge for the exhibition was how to decide what to do among the seemingly endless possibilities,” he said. “When I think of the United States, I think about the beautiful natural landscapes that are everywhere, and how each one is very different from the next based on region. The concept for this Partner Country Exhibit is a New England seaside, with the authentic and truly American Adirondack Chairs facing the serenity of the sea.” In this setting, the products of selected U.S. exhibitors will be shown on tables resembling plants growing out of the ground.

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Dwell On Design New York Adds To Roster of Featured Speakers

8.25.14 | New York, NY | Dwell On Design New York, Oct. 9-11, added Daniel Libeskind, Caroline Baumann, Chip Conley, and Barry Svigals to its roster of featured speakers. Mr. Libeskind, internationally renowned architect and designer of the World Trade Center master plan, will give the keynote speech on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:00 p.m. Ms. Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, will share the details of the museum's recent renovation and discuss the ultimate home makeover. Mr. Conley from Airbnb will speak on the hospitality panel. Mr. Svigals, FAIA, an expert in what he calls “creative engagement” and the architect of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School, will speak to the topic of the architecture of loss.

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SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate with Material ConneXion, Sep. 17

8.28.14 | New York, NY | Material ConneXion on Sep. 17 will host a book signing event with Dr. Andrew H. Dent, Leslie Sherr, and special guests. It will celebrate the publication of its new books, Material Innovation: Architecture and Material Innovation: Product Design. Cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and book signing at 7:15 p.m.

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Egan Visual Launches Live Product Knowledge Sessions for A&D and Dealer Communities

8.19.14 | Toronto, ON | Egan Visual has developed a series of Product Knowledge Sessions. The progams aim to share knowledge about Egan products, product families, platforms, and company or product features with the dealer and A&D communities. One of the first sessions addresses the proprietary EVSTM (Egan VersaSurface), a guaranteed-to-clean writing and low-gloss projection surface, which can be specified in a range of standard, configured, custom response, and bespoke product configurations. Another session covers Egan’s glass-based product offering, including the GlassWrite series as well as EganAero - the world’s thinnest, toughest, clearest and lightest glass markerboard.

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Save A Sample! Chicago Saves 1.25 Tons of Samples!

8.26.14 | Chicago, IL | SpecSimple.com's 2014 Save A Sample! Chicago, sponsored by  Formica and Wilsonart made recycling history by more than doubling the amount of samples saved this year. Chicago design firms found new homes for 1.25 tons of unneeded samples by giving them to three local Chicago design schools: Joliet Junior College, Columbia College Chicago, and Prosser Career Academy.

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Save A Sample! Boston Saves 1.7 Tons of Samples!

8.26.14 | Boston, MA | SpecSimple.com's 2014 Save A Sample! Boston, sponsored nationally by Formica and Wilsonart and locally by Atlas Concorde, made recycling history by more than doubling the amount of samples saved this year. Boston design firms found new homes for almost two tons of unneeded samples by giving them to three local Boston design schools: Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston Architectural College, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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Studio O+A Names Studio Managers

8.26.14 | San Francisco, CA | Studio O+A restructured its management team to improve coordination of the company’s growing project list. Neil Bartley and Elizabeth Guerrero will lead O+A’s two interior design studios, Elizabeth Vereker will head its branding studio, and Steve Gerten will be in charge of business development. All four will support the firm’s principals, Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Perry Stephney, and Denise Cherry.

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BuzziSpace Revives Archival Masterpieces from Ernest Race

8.28.14 | |  Antwerp-Kontich, Belgium | BuzziSpace, in collaboration with UK manufacturer Race Furniture, unveiled the BuzziSpace Legends collection of rereleased work by iconic 20th century modern British furniture designer Ernest Race. The collection will debut at Maison et Objet and includes The BA3 and The BA3A chairs, The Rocker, The BA Table, The Antelope chair, and the Gazelle table.

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9/17 IDLNY Grass Roots Town Hall

8.25.14 | New York, NY | Interior Designers for Legislation in New York will present a Grass Roots Town Hall event on Wednesday, Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Milliken Showroom, 875 Sixth Avenue.

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ArtPrize 2014: Sep. 24 - Oct. 12

8.25.14 | Grand Rapids, MI | The sixth annual ArtPrize event, Sep. 24 - Oct. 12, will feature 1,536 entries installed at 174 Venues across downtown Grand Rapids. Representing 51 countries and nearly every U.S. state, artists are in the final stages of building the 2014 exhibition.

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World Workplace in New Orleans This Month

8.25.14 | Houston, TX | IFMA's World Workplace, Sep. 17-19 in New Orleans, offers numerous registration options for facility professionals. The Expo will be held in conjunction with IFMA's Fall Symposium, Sep. 13-19, which includes FMP courses, the SFP® series, CFM® exam prep workshops, FM Essentials workshops, a choice of three Master Classes and behind-the scenes facility tours, the 24th Annual Doug Underwood Memorial Golf Tournament, which supports student scholarships, and the IFMA Foundation's Silver Jubilee. New this year, IFMA will host a Career Fair Sept. 18-19 at the convention center.

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NeoCon/NeoCon East 2015 Call for Presentations

8.27.14 | Chicago, IL | The official call for 2015 NeoCon presentations is now live: NeoCon (June 15-17, 2015 – Chicago, IL) and NeoCon East (Oct. 26-27, 2015 – Baltimore, MD). NeoCon and NeoCon East are seeking industry experts to share professional insight and knowledge with commercial and residential interior design, architecture and facility management professionals. Interested applicants are invited to submit seminar proposals for NeoCon by Oct. 15, 2014 and NeoCon East by Apr. 1, 2015.

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Mark Your Calendar: NeoCon East is Back in Baltimore Oct. 29-30

8.25.14 | Baltimore, MD | NeoCon East returns to Baltimore Oct. 29 -30. In addition to showcasing more than 250 brands across a wide range of sectors, event highlights will include presentations by Shashi Caan and Design Leveraged author Kevin Salwen, as well as IIDA's Breaking Boundaries breakfast featuring Helen Marriage, co-founder of Artichoke, a collaborative producer of large-scale public art. Online registration begins Sep. 4.

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Meet Isabelle Moore Tuesday, Sep. 2

8.21.14 | Purchase, NY | "Chairs," an exhibit of works by Isabelle Moore, opens Sep. 2 at the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery in the Visual Arts Building of Purchase College/SUNY. At 4:30 p.m., award-winning designer Jeffrey Bernett, founder of Consultants for Design Strategy, will engage Ms. Moore in a discussion about design, chairs, and other subjects. This will be followed by a reception, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Ms. Moore was the Spring 2014 Windgate Artist in Residence at Purchase College. Her exhibit, which runs through Sep. 19, will include more than a dozen explorations on chairs and single seat swings.

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Upcoming Webinar Explores the Challenge of Designing a Behavioral Healthcare Setting within an Emergency Department

8.21.14 | Concord, CA | The Center for Health Design will present a webinar, "Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health," Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern.

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Hausman LLC Promotes Troy Vázquez-Cain to Associate

8.21.14 | New York, NY | Troy Vázquez-Cain was promoted to Associate at Hausman LLC.

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Kimball Office Showcasing Progressive Office Furniture Solutions at NIGP Forum

8.25.14 | Philadelphia, PA | Kimball Office is showcasing some of the company’s newest and progressive products for the government market at the NIGP Forum in Philadelphia.  The NIGP Forum (Aug. 23-27) is the largest North American conference exclusively for public procurement.

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Allsteel/#MeetMimeo RAGBRAI Team

8.18.14 | Muscatine, IA | Allsteel sponsored a team in the recent RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). RAGBRAI is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 42nd year, RAGBRAI is said to be the oldest, largest, and longest bicycle touring event in the world.

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Urban Innovation Exchange, Sep. 24-26 in Detroit

8.18.14 | Detroit, MI | The Urban Innovation Exchange, Sep. 24-26 in Detroit, will explore the growing movement of small-scale neighborhood transformation and exchange ideas for the future.

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Detroit Design Festival Announces Electrifying Celebration of Design Sep. 23-28

8.18.14 | Detroit, MI | Detroit’s annual citywide celebration of design, the Detroit Design Festival (DDF), launches Sept. 23 with a kick-off party that will set the stage for 20 more events putting Detroit’s creative community on display Sept. 23-28, 2014. Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

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Magnuson Group Introduces PICAPAU Three-Leg Ergonomic High and Low Stool Seating

8.18.14 | Woodridge, IL | Magnuson Group is the exclusive North American distributor of the new PICAPAU series of wood-based stools by Italian designers Andrea Radice and Folco Orlandini. Named for the word woodpecker, PICAPAU features clean angled lines; an integral, ergonomic, accommodating seat shape; angled and tapered seat legs. The series includes six models. It is manufactured by Infiniti of Castello di Godego, near Venice, Italy.

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Armstrong Launches New Commercial Laminate Designs and Colors

8.22.14 | Lancaster, PA | Armstrong World Industries' new commercial laminate flooring designs and colors for 2014 include wood looks featuring mismatched aesthetics for a sophisticated modern twist. Also popular are interior motifs that blend old with new, vintage and contemporary; often with a sense of history and nostalgia.

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Palisade for Nemschoff

8.18.14 | Sheboygan, WI | Nemschoff/Herman Miller Healthcare's new Palisade collection, designed by Jess Sorel, creates a comfortable and responsive setting for guests in patient rooms. A feature article about the Palisade design process is now available on the Herman Miller website, and a short video of a conversation between Mr. Sorel and Eames Demetrios is available on the Nemschoff website.

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ESD Promotes Addam Friedl to EVP

8.21.14 | Chicago, IL | Addam Friedl was promoted to Executive Vice President of ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.). Mr. Friedl is the Mission Critical Facilities Practice Leader at ESD, with responsibility for project management, client development and relationships, quality control procedures, capital expenditure forecasting, and business strategy development. He has more than 24 years of experience in the data center design and construction industry.

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Tengbom Wins Major Interior Design Commission

8.22.14 | Stockholm, Sweden | Tengbom will be responsible for the interior design of TeliaSonera’s new head office for more than 3,000 employees in Arenastaden, in Solna. The landlord is Fabege and the office will be ready for occupancy in spring 2016.

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Studio O+A Presents Vara - A New Live/Work Project in San Francisco

8.20.14 | San Francisco, CA | Studio O+A, a commercial interior design firm with a reputation for innovative office design, has recently branched out to design public spaces for multifamily projects. Vara, one of the firm's latest, is a housing live/work development in San Francisco's Mission District.

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Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of New Vemma HQ Office in Tempe

8.19.14 | Phoenix, AZ | Ware Malcomb designed the new corporate office of Vemma Nutrition Company in Tempe, AZ.he firm provided full service architecture and interior design services for the 51,000-sf office space for Vemma, a premium liquid nutrition company founded in 2004.

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William Metzger Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

8.20.14 | New York, NY | William Metzger was named a Supervising Network Engineer in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Mr. Metzger is responsible for the conceptual development and design of large-scale data communication networks supporting a broad range of technologies -- security, video, information transport systems -- and other initiatives for major transportation facilities.

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Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China

8.20.14 | New York, NY | Richard Sprow AIA, a Principal with Perkins Eastman, has relocated to Shanghai. The move is in support of the firm's expansion of its healthcare planning and design services in China and the surrounding region.

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New Strategic Partnership in Retail Design Industry

8.20.14 | San Juan, PR | Alvarez Diaz & Villalon® has partnered with London-based Design International® to create a new retail design venture, Design International Americas. With offices in San Juan, PR, and Miami, FL, it will be led by Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz and Cristina Villalón, principals of AD&V.

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SOM's Joan Suchomel and Arthur Cantell to Speak at Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

8.18.14 | Chicago, IL | At the 2014 Healthcare Facilities Syposium and Expo, Sep. 30-Oct. 2 at Navy Pier in Chicago, two experts from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will present "Increasing Your HCAHPS Scores Through Design." Joan Suchomel, AIA, ACHA, Director, and Arthur Cantwell, Associate, will be joined by Deborah Hayes, Vice President, Chief Hospital Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. The presentation, Sep. 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., will demonstrate how the physical design of the environment can help boost HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores in new and existing facilities.

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Davood Shahin of DSH Design Group Marks 35th Year in Architecture

8.18.14 | Newton, MA | Davood Shahin, AIA, founder of DSH Design Group, is celebrating his 35th year as an architect. His work ranges from small buildouts to large-scale renovations and ground-up construction. The firm’s new motto to mark his 35th anniversary is: “We listen more than we talk, we perform more than we claim, and we deliver more than you expect. Our designs are Distinctive, Simple, and in Harmony - which fits with our name, DSH,” said Mr. Shahin.

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CoStar Group Wins Multiple Journalism Awards From NAREE

8.20.14 | Washington, DC | CoStar Group, Inc. recently won three journalism awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) for the quality of its industry-focused news. The awards recognize excellence in reporting, writing and editing news stories about commercial and residential real estate, in print, online or broadcast. The winners of NAREE's 64th Annual Real Estate Journalism Awards were announced at the organization's annual conference held in Houston.

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Entry Deadline for 36th Annual Interiors Awards Sep. 17

8.20.14 | New York, NY | Contract magazine is accepting entries for the 36th Annual Interiors Awards. Any interior design project that was occupied or first open for business no earlier than Jan. 1, 2013 is eligible for entry. Deadline is Sep. 17.

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NAIOP Announces Winners of Office Interior of the Future Design Competition

8.19.14 | Herndon, VA | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, DLR Group, and Ware Malcomb submitted the winning entries in NAIOP’s 2014 Build-Out/Interior Design Competition. In its third year, the competition invited architectural firms and design teams who work with developers and owners to conceptualize and design the optimal interior/build out Class “A” office space of a multitenant office building preferably by utilizing adaptive reuse and redevelopment techniques. Elements of the winning design concepts included sleeping pods, self-luminous walls, treadmill-operated desks, and many other innovative ideas.

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IIDA Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition

8.21.14 | Perkins + Will New York’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health was Best of Competition winner in the 2014 IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition. The competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. The Perkins + Will New York project also earned the Best of Category prize for Ambulatory Care Centers – Medical Practice Suites.

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New Interior Design Law in Massachusetts Opens Access and Opportunity for Design Professionals in the Commonwealth

8.22.14 | Chicago, IL | Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Aug. 21 signed into law a bill that expands the rights and privileges of interior designers to bid on state contracts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. IIDA members and collateral organizations played a significant part in mobilizing colleagues and building grassroots support for this legislation.

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New Law Expands Interior Design Practice Rights in Massachusetts

8.21.14 | Washington, DC | Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts signed into law the Interior Design Bidding Bill H. 4303. The new law, which takes effect Nov. 21, establishes the right of designers to bid as the prime contractor on state contracts and recognizes the profession of interior design within the state of Massachusetts. It also establishes a defined scope of work for designers, opening up opportunities for qualified design professionals to compete for design work in code-impacted spaces. ASID and its members played a pivotal role in advocating for this legislation.

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New Sustainable Fabrics by Steelcase

8.18.14 | Grand Rapids, MI | Steelcase introduced Redeem and Retrieve sustainable seating upholstery fabrics. Using an innovative recycling process established in collaboration with Designtex, Victor Group, and Unifi, the fabrics are created from recycled content and also designed and manufactured for future recycling.

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Harris Williams & Co. Advises Callison, LLC on its Pending Sale to ARCADIS

8.21.14 | Richmond, VA | Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank, is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Callison on its pending sale to ARCADIS. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014 and is subject to approval by Chinese authorities (for operations in China) and customary closing requirements. It is being led by John Neuner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office and Todd Morris, Matt Conaty, and Zach England of Harris Williams & Co.’s San Francisco office.

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ARCADIS to Acquire Callison

8.21.14 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | ARCADIS announced that it intends to acquire Callison from its primary owner, Blue Point Capital, company management and principals. ARCADIS is a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm headquartered in Amsterdam. Callison is a high level architectural and interior design consultancy with offices in the United States, China, Europe, Middle East and Mexico. With projects in over 25 countries Callison has annual revenues of US$167 million and more than 1,000 employees.

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Callison Promotes Eight to Director in Seattle Office

8.19.14 | Seattle, WA | Callison announced promotions in its Seattle office, including eight Directors, 27 Associate Principals, and one Key Associate. The individuals promoted to Director at the Seattle office include Cindy Davis, Craig Dinkins, Paul Hjorten, Joseph Marek, Stefanie Means, David Peregoy, Janice Rodriguez, and Lisa Tarner.

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Callison Promotes Key Staff in New York Office

8.19.14 | Seattle, WA | David Asfour was promoted to Director at Callison’s New York office. The firm also promoted seven Associate Principals and one Key Associate in New York.

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Callison Promotes Two to Director in Los Angeles Office

8.19.14 | Seattle, WA | Derek Heeb and James Mellor were both promoted to Director and Travis Gold was named Associate Principal in Callison's Los Angeles office.

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Callison Promotes Two to Director in Dallas Office

8.19.14 | Seattle, WA | Callison announced promotions in its Dallas office, including two Directors, five Associate Principals, and one Key Associate. The individuals promoted to Director are Brian Fox and Summer Moon.

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