Author: IKM EP

  Evidence-based design proves that patient outcomes are directly impacted by the environment during their hospital stay. IKM Healthcare experts Mindy Coblentz, Associate, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Samantha Smelko, LEED AP BD+C describe ways in which patient room design and technologies can impart a sense of control and safety with amenities for controlling lighting…

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  Accessibility, strategic boom placement, creating defined anesthesia and equipment zones. Healthcare today demands more of our clinical spaces to optimize treatment, healing, and time management; the operating room is no exception. Ryan Gorscak, Associate, Project Manager, LEED AP explains innovations in OR design as part of today’s evolving healthcare model.     Click to…

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  The design process, at its core, has always been one of communication. Through the design process, architects can transform the aspirations, needs, and desires of our clients into a meaningful physical reality. In that respect, we are translators: we take the idea and translate it into a built form. For generations, the language of…

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Websites like Bustler and ArchDaily give designers a platform for testing out their wildest ideas without the constraints of time and budget. It is widely accepted that we are made better by taking the time to explore big ideas in order to inform the real-world work we do for clients. We believe that this practice should…

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Pittsburgh’s Largest Architecture Firm Opens Second Office in Cleveland Pittsburgh, PA, January 7, 2019–Two years after its move to a newly renovated office in the Eleven Stanwix building, IKM Architecture is continuing to expand and transform as a leading regional design firm by establishing an office in Cleveland, Ohio. In many ways, Cleveland and Pittsburgh…

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Reposted from the SHIM website:   Leadership is a skillset and gifting that has been applied to different persons throughout the course of human history. We each encounter various leaders in the different aspects of our lives. We can each name the leaders in our communities, our churches, our workplaces, and even our homes. Each…

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The design process is a problem-solving exercise, and it begins by understanding a great many issues. These issues, of course, include what is first presented by the client, but many are hidden beneath the surface. Our clients come to us because they need a new building, an existing building renovated, or a combination of the…

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As the summer comes to an end, so does our internship program. It’s time for the four interns that we welcomed over two months ago to leave us for their next adventures, equipped with all that they’ve learned here at IKM. While we’re sad to see them go, we couldn’t let them get away without…

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The story is always at the heart of a good book. The same is veritable of successful architecture – whether you call it a parti, a thesis, or a question, a building has a guiding concept. Even while architecture and graphic novels are often viewed as discrete pursuits, comics share numerous parallels that serve to…

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School’s out for summer, and our interns are in! For 10-12 weeks, our interns in interior design, architecture, and marketing will be fully immersed during their time at IKM on project teams, firm-wide engagement, and presentations. Each with their own set of skills and backgrounds, we are as excited to learn from them as they…

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