Ideas

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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March 25, 2020, IKM held a public bid opening for an educational project in Armstrong County. What made this bid so unique? It was done via video conference. With an ever-evolving reality as to what was and was not deemed safe, IKM worked closely with district officials and their solicitors to devise a way to…

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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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  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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