Ideas

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…

Read More

    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…

Read More

  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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

  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…

Read More

  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…

Read More

  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…

Read More

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…

Read More