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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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  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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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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Shared medical office spaces: ideal in theory, challenging in practice. IKM’s Ambulatory Care expert, Tami Greene, Principal, AIA, NCARB, walks us through the benefits of two types of shared models and the obstacles physician practices must overcome to achieve long-term success for patients and staff.     Click to Learn More about IKM Healthcare or…

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  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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