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InternView: Introducing our 2022 Summer Interns

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After a 3 year hiatus brought on by the pandemic, we are thrilled to welcome our two interns for Summer 2022! It’s a pleasure to restart our internship program as it gives students an opportunity to be fully immersed in their anticipated professions, and its a wonderful opportunity for our staff to engage in mentoring…

How Early Occupant Engagement Leads to More Suitable Spaces

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In this article, IKM Principal, Jon Lusin, and Associate, Interior Designer, Samara Wheaton, illustrate how IKM’s extensive user engagement sessions with University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information led to the creation of a modern, flexible workplace – and how the collaboration shed light on broader trends in workplace design. Read the full article…

UPMC Presbyterian Tower Earns Unanimous Pittsburgh Planning Commission Approval

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We are proud to share that the UPMC Presbyterian Tower design recently earned unanimous Pittsburgh Planning Commission approval! This 900,000 sq. ft, 17-story inpatient tower was designed in collaboration with HGA, and is expected to be completed in fall of 2026. Congratulations to all of the talented team members involved! Visit the link below to…

AHN Wexford Hospital Wins New Construction Recognition at the 2021 MBA Awards

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Congratulations to Massaro for the winning New Construction recognition for the Allegheny Health Network Wexford Hospital project at the 2021 MBA Awards. We are proud to be part of the team with Massaro, Gilbane, and HKS Architects. Learn more about this project, and other MBA Awards winners at the link below: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Congratulations-to-The-MBA-Award-Winners-.html?soid=1102658846855&aid=qDb77k6sY6M *Images Provided by…

Specification and Design Considerations for Healthcare Lab Spaces

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Author – Bob Bailey, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP It has been said, historically, laboratory spaces have neglected the needs of the occupants in favor of the equipment.  More than two decades into the 21st century, that approach no longer works.  However, there are design and specification considerations common to all medical labs.  IKM’s Bob…

Designing for Gender – A Video Discussion

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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.

IKM Incorporated statement regarding current events:

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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…

Crystal Ball Reflections – The Incredibly Shrinking Waiting Room

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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…