Ideas

Tami Greene, AIA NCARB and Principal at IKM Architecture recently joined Tammy Polentz, Integration Manager of Active Design with LevelHEADS Inc. for a discussion on how men and women perceive the world differently and why Designers should consider these differences when creating spaces.

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Let’s Get Started – “Planning for Re-Entry” As recognized leaders in Healthcare Design, K-12 Education and Workplace, IKM Architecture is pleased to announce services that will assist you with your re-entry strategies.  The scope of this planning exercise is flexible and will to be tailored to your specific market, keeping in mind that all facilities…

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Crystal Ball Reflections

How the Coronavirus Could Change Healthcare Design   The Patient Room As we navigate through this unique period of history, we are being indelibly marked by this virus that will change our world. Reflecting on how healthcare design will forever be changed, I wonder if hospital inpatient units, both new and renovated, will take on…

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Going “Remote”

Last summer I joined IKM Architecture as a Project Manager in the recently established Cleveland office. IKM Architecture, a Pittsburgh based firm with over a century of experience, and a deep portfolio in healthcare, higher education and workplace, was looking to expand into new markets and territories. The idea of joining a firm with such…

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As a project manager at IKM I am responsible for managing all aspects of multiple projects. This includes coordination of project efforts both administrative and technical, to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Okay, that sounds great, but what does that really mean? It means that I am responsible for executing…

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As of 2018, gender equity and racial and ethnic diversity have improved. Thanks to a study by NCARB in 2019, there is recent information available for percentage makeups of women in architecture. 50% of AXP candidates were women, a first in history, and “the first year on record that any cohort has seen equal representation…

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Making an impact in the our community is an important part of IKM’s mission. IKM’s employees reflect our work by actively being involved in the Pittsburgh community and make a difference in a variety of ways. Coaching today’s youth in high school Lacrosse is one of those ways. Why Lacrosse? Mandy Payne is IKM’s Marketing…

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Architecture has, and still is, a predominantly male-centric field. Though the history of architecture in the western world is vast (dating to approximately 11,600 BCE), women were excluded from the harsh labor of building in the past. But what of the present day? The first female to break the glass ceiling of architecture did not…

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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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