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The events of the last week overlaid upon the stress of living through a pandemic has been challenging for us as a nation and for each of us individually. The recent deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky reinforce and bring into sharp focus the systemic racism…

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The incredibly shrinking waiting room…..or is it? What is the True Purpose of the Waiting Room? One of the elements we are exploring within the Healthcare industry during this Coronavirus pandemic is the utilization of the waiting room. As waiting rooms have set mainly vacant in response to our social distancing mandates, we are working…

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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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Among the Featured If you happened to miss the “Say It Loud” Exhibition from late 2019, now is your chance to view it virtually!  Twenty talented individuals share their thoughts, inspiration and proudest accomplishments.  IKM Architecture is excited to have two individuals included in this remarkable gathering of talent.  Robyn Engel, AIA and Kassandra Garza,…

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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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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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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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Morgantown, WV, May 22, 2019 – Last Thursday, the new Innovation Center at the West Virginia University Medicine Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) opened to the public. The grand opening comes not long after RNI celebrated last Fall after performing the first-ever noninvasive Alzheimer’s procedure using focused ultrasound. As part of WVUM’s investment in the neurosciences,…

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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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