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Project Profile: Andrews McMeel Publishing

  Seven years ago, Spaces Inc worked with Knoll and DIRTT on the Andrews McMeel Publishing office design. These offices are still a huge hit and were recently called Kansas City’s Coolest Office by ThisIsKC.com. The reporter, Kathryn Jones, wrote, “Want to know why we chose Andrews McMeel Universal for our inaugural ‘Coolest Office’ feature? …

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Project Profile – Ponzu Sushi

  Spaces completed furniture design for Ponzu Sushi, a dining establishment with an eat-in bar, in December of 2011. The space for Ponzu Sushi’s design was 5,000 square feet and cost $28,000 to complete. Spaces worked with the owner to select furniture pieces that reflected the style of the restaurant. While Spaces chose many design elements …

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Project Profile: Kansas State Trotter Hall

  In December of 2014, Spaces completed a project with Kansas State Trotter Hall and DIRTT. Working with Bowman Bowman Novick Architects, Spaces follow K-State’s specifications to create a flexible and technologically advanced space utilizing DIRTT products. K-State was looking for an open space with break-off areas for study groups or presentations. However, they did …

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Leads Space Planning and Design into the Future

Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are at the forefront of spatial design technology. With the ability to show architects and designers what a project will look like, in 3D, these technologies are truly revolutionizing the world of design. So, what exactly are augmented and virtual reality? According to Architect Magazine, AR adds computer-generated objects …

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Facility Management

New Technology Enhances Facility Management Sustainability Capabilities

Rapid advancements in facility management technology are making it easier and more affordable for facility managers to create buildings and spaces that lead to a more sustainable future. The U.S. Green Building Council found green buildings and technologies save facility managers nearly 20 percent in maintenance costs when compared to traditionally designed facilities. Around the …

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Project Profile: Midwest Trust

With so much invigorated competition in the financial sector, it’s important to stand out from the mass. By expressing your business’ unique culture through workspace design, your company can better showcase its appeal. Just last year, Spaces, Inc. completed an office redesign for the finance specialists at Midwest Trust. With nearly 30,000 square feet of …

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African-American Architects

Julian Abele Blazes Trail for African-American Architects in Higher Education

In celebration of Black History Month, Spaces, Inc. takes a look at one of the most influential African-American architects in US history. Julian Abele was born in 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The youngest of eight children, Abele was surrounded by success. His brothers were engineers, doctors, and artisans who always pushed their youngest sibling towards …

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David Adjaye

Architect and Designer Spotlight: David Adjaye

David Adjaye is one of the most fascinating and accomplished architects in recent memory. Born in Tanzania in 1966 to a Ghanaian diplomat, Adjaye was destined for design. The travel demands of his father’s occupation allowed Adjaye to observe cultures and influences from numerous countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. His family eventually settled …

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Employee Well-Being Becoming a Vital Component of Office Design

As today’s society shifts towards healthier living, office design is aiming to keep pace. As more businesses create a workspace that encourages health and well-being, employee happiness and productivity are on the rise. Simple additions like sit-stand desks or collaborative work areas give employers flexible options to increase collaboration and promote a healthier lifestyle. While …

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Spaces, Inc. Reviews Office Space Planning & Design Trends of 2016 and What’s Ahead for 2017

The interior design trends that we witnessed in 2016 included a move from traditional workspaces to more collaborative and open spaces. Steve Delfino, vice president of corporate marketing and product management at Teknion, believes that people are looking for more person-to-person interaction at work and in other public settings. Delfino argues that by utilizing pieces …

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Spaces, Inc. Remembers Jens Risom

The world recently lost one of its greatest interior designers, Jens Risom, who was 100-years-old. Born into a well-known Danish architectural family in 1916, Risom was surrounded by the architectural and design profession throughout his early life. Risom left Denmark for the U.S. in 1938 and served as the director of interior design at the …

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