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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Company Culture

Company Culture and Environment Lead the Charge In Office Design

Company culture and environment are crucial elements to a successful business. Both customers and employees value what a company stands for and its ideals. When a workspace is authentic to your mission and message, the impact can be astounding. According to WorkDesign Magazine, authenticity-centered design, “tells the story of an organization in a way that …

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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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Designer Spotlight: Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen, a famous architect and furniture designer, was born to world famous Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen. Eliel was an internationally recognized architect and Director for the Cranbrook Academy of Art architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art Director. Because both parents were heavily involved with art and design, Eero spent his entire …

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Designer Spotlight: Mies Van Der Rohe

Perhaps one of the greatest architects of the 20th century was a German-born educator and designer named Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. According to the Mies Society, Van Der Rohe helped shape and define modern architecture by emphasizing open space to reveal the industrial materials used for the construction. His early career was mainly spent …

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Spaces, Inc. Examines the Millennial’s Effect on Office Design

Millennials, perhaps one of the biggest emerging groups in the workforce, are beginning to expect employers to adjust the age old model of the office to better suit productivity. In a study published by AFRWeekend, researchers found that close to 70 percent of adults aged between 22 and 29 years old were more concerned with …

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Spaces, Inc. Project Profile: Van Trust Real Estate

The real estate business moves at a frenetic pace and requires an office space that is welcoming to clients. The environment must be functional for the employees but also provide comfort and an inviting space for clients that helps them feel at ease.  Spaces, Inc. harnessed their extensive interior architecture and design expertise to assist …

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