Jul 10, 2018
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THEME: Technology + Innovation

Convergence 2018: Ideas to Value

This year's Convergence Symposium leveraged the energy and activity happening in Chicago–a hotbed of innovation that often flies under the radar (at least in comparison to its coastal cousins). The symposium brought together six speakers and one dynamic panel discussion that added new thought and perspective to how we conceive of convergence and how ideas are brought to value. Read More +

Jun 28, 2018

We Change What We Design By Changing Who Designs It

In June 2018, Gabrielle Bullock was sworn in as President of the International Interior Design Assocation (IIDA) international board. In doing so, she became the first African-American woman take the helm of the IIDA. We share her speech upon accepting the position. Read More +

May 31, 2018

That Vacant Building Has a Better Use

Vacant buildings have increased rates of arson and vandalism while reducing adjacent lot property values. Why let a building remain vacant when it could help ensure that No Child Sleeps Outside? Seattle-around not-for-profit Mary's Place is trying to change the way we think of underused spaces. Read More +

May 23, 2018

Good Design is a Safety Feature

When someone looks at a patient with a broken leg, they don't assume they have never before been able to walk. But often for psychiatric patients in crisis, they are treated as if that is who they have always been and will always be. Nothing could be further from the truth. And the design of mental health facilities must reflect our desire to ease a patient's recovery as humanely as possible. Read More +

May 18, 2018

If These Walls Could Talk…

Whether narrating a specific story or engaging in vibrant conversations with many perspectives, the story-telling power of buildings must not fall on deaf architecture. Derek Jones explores the impact of recent cultural projects. Read More +