Will a particular space help you to take your brand to the next level? Does the location align and accentuate your employees’ needs and values? Before you sign a lease, consider how the location will support and help realize your brand. If you wait until after, you could be stuck with a location, building features, or even neighbors that detract from your ability to build the culture you envisi...

Smart space planning can ensure your space works, not only now, but in years to come. Future-proof planning and design is not only important for the health of your business but can help keep future costs down. There are plenty of things to consider, from business growth plans to IT infrastructure and legal requirements –  thoroughly consider all elements to get the most from your space. When cr...

According to a new study released by TheLadders, recruiters spend only six seconds on average looking at your resume. This proves the importance of having a concise, well formatted resume that emphasizes your greatest skills and experience. Remember, you only get one chance at a good first impression. Even if you’re qualified for the position, an innocent, simple mistake on your architecture re...

Things you should be paying attention to if you’re planning on getting a job at an architectural office. Firm culture plays a big role in any work experience you will have so trying to get a feel for what it will be like for you while you’re working there is almost as important as what you will be doing. From www.lifeofanarchitect.com Top 5 Reasons to work in a Small Architectural Firm: 1...

Atlanta ranks third in nation for ‘green’ building standards. According to a new study, Atlanta is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country when it comes to our office buildings. Atlanta’s green tree canopy is famous, but there’s something else big and green about the city these days: our buildings. In fact, out of the 30 largest office markets in the United States, Atlanta...

According to a newly released survey by the AIA, The Architect’s Journey to Specification, a large number of architects are disappointed with current resources available to them in the specifying process. In the digital age, firms are increasingly calling for better web-based tools to provide more nuanced ways to compare products by performance, criteria and price. From architizer.com The AI...

Interior Design Magazine has curated a list of 8 simply amazing spiral staircases. Paul Cocksedge Studio harnessed sunlight—a departure for the Ingo Maurer protégé's signature lamps—for an energy-infused office project in London. The stair spirals upward 40 feet, with twists offering built-in benches, a small library, and a balustrade garden containing six species of plants. www.interiordesi...

Did you know employees sitting closer to windows are more likely to show up at work? According to the Question & Retain (Q&R) Happiness in the Workplace Pulse Check, 40 percent of us say the most important factor that makes us happy at work is feeling valued and supported; 19 percent of us get out of bed for the intellectual challenge work provides; and for 12 percent, the pay and benef...

What is an Interior Designer? The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function, safety and quality of interior spaces. Interior design combines critical and creative thinking, communication and technology for the purposes of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the pu...

To move, or not to move – that is the question. Whether it is most fitting for a company to engage in a search for new office space and relocate or to negotiate the terms, renew the lease and renovate . . . From Atlanta Business Chronicle Does the thought of Hamlet expounding profound concepts and complex philosophical ideas make you think of commercial real estate? Maybe not. But as companies...