Author: IKM EP

Making an impact in the community is an important part of IKM’s mission. Our employees reflect our work by actively being involved in the Pittsburgh community. Not only is it important to IKM that our employees get involved, but one program in particular holds a special place in our employees’ hearts—a mentoring program called ACE. …

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  Today’s office environments are vastly different from 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Your employees collaborate more. Coming together, with a common goal, to move your company forward. Does your office space allow them to work together as a team? Are there areas available for employees to concentrate on individual work or for…

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  Imagine your perfect workspace. We often experience and read about trendy workspaces, but what we don’t see is the process it took to get there. What questions do you ask to pinpoint the needs of your organization? How will your workspace adapt to changes 5- or 10- years from now? With human-centered design, IKM…

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  For the first time, the workplace must work harder to satisfy the habits and preferences of five generations of staff. From interns to c-level executives, the modern workforce requires choice in how they spend their day accomplishing tasks. How does your workplace offer your staff the freedom to focus, collaborate, rest, replenish, and move…

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One of the things I really enjoy about being a Project Manager at IKM is the freedom to take a risk and try a new approach. We want to create the best dynamic for our design team, owner, engineer, and architect, and sometimes that means reevaluating a path you have taken and quick thinking on…

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    Melanie Como Harris, Associate, Project Manager, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C took the DISC personality test last year to discover that she was aptly labeled “The Initiator.” We sat down to understand what that leadership style means to her and how it’s manifested itself in her role in advancing Diversity, Equity, and…

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  Architectural project managers are so much more than the primary point-of-contact for a building project nor the timekeeper for a laundry list of tasks. At IKM, each of our Project Managers has a proven depth of skill in project delivery that compliments their passion for engaging and innovative design in specific design sectors. Our…

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As we enter the end of June, our summer interns are starting to feel at home here at IKM. This year, we welcomed four interns into our office to work directly with project teams on a variety of job functions crucial to supporting both design work and business development. Joao Castro, Crawford Rogers, and Sarah…

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Morgantown, WV, May 22, 2019 – Last Thursday, the new Innovation Center at the West Virginia University Medicine Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) opened to the public. The grand opening comes not long after RNI celebrated last Fall after performing the first-ever noninvasive Alzheimer’s procedure using focused ultrasound. As part of WVUM’s investment in the neurosciences,…

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In the current debate over school safety and gun violence in our country, we, as designers, have a role to play in determining how schools of all shapes and sizes build safeguards without jeopardizing the education and wellbeing of students and faculty. IKM Principal and K-12 design leader, Matt Hansen, is passionate about the influence…

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