Posts tagged “collaboration

Design Firms Collaborate to Create Innovative Learning Space at IUPUI

Posted on February 1st, 2013 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Design Firms Collaborate to Create Innovative Learning Space at IUPUI

Over the past 8 years Rowland Design, CSO Architects, HKS Maregatti Interiors and RJE Business Interiors spearheaded a unique experiment at IUPUI focused on various learning spaces.  The latest project, Learning Spaces III, debuted in the University library this fall.  Through an uncommon collaboration, innovation and a massive amount of generosity from industry partners, the […]

Over the past 8 years Rowland Design, CSO Architects, HKS Maregatti Interiors and RJE Business Interiors spearheaded a unique experiment at IUPUI focused on various learning spaces.  The latest project, Learning Spaces III, debuted in the University library this fall.  Through an uncommon collaboration, innovation and a massive amount of generosity from industry partners, the ordinary-looking library space was transformed into a beautiful, proactive space designed to foster a new kind of learning and exploration.

Read the full article, featured in the January edition of Building Excellence: Design Firms Collaborate to Create Innovative Learning Space at IUPUI

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NEOCON 2012 Recap: 4 Reoccuring Trends

Posted on June 22nd, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on NEOCON 2012 Recap: 4 Reoccuring Trends

I always love attending Neocon.  It’s the design mecca for all things new, held in Chicago each year at the Merchandise Mart.  Designers come from all over to experience the introductions first hand.  The vibe is always electric and the buzz is rejuvenating!  I hadn’t been in a few years so getting the opportunity to […]

I always love attending Neocon.  It’s the design mecca for all things new, held in Chicago each year at the Merchandise Mart.  Designers come from all over to experience the introductions first hand.  The vibe is always electric and the buzz is rejuvenating!  I hadn’t been in a few years so getting the opportunity to go again was both fun and rewarding!

So, what’s trending now?  Read on and you’ll see…

Data Sharing:  Many manufacturers are coming out with their version of what Steelcase started with Media Scape.  Depending on your needs there are all sorts of options.  Steelcase is working on some innovative video conferencing technology that is really cool too.  www.steelcase.com

All things Retro:  Fabrics in bold, bright colors and furniture with simple lines were seen all over the mart.  I love it!  The textures and patterns of the new fabric introductions are straight out of the archives from the 50’s & 60’s.  Everything old is brand new again!

Conversation and Collaboration:  Chairs and booth seating with tall backs and sides that provide acoustic properties were everywhere.  The furniture supports group work while still having the opportunity for a private conversation in some areas.  It’s more comfortable and casual.  www.haworth.com

Bring the outdoors In:  Much of the furniture and fabrics have an outdoor twist.  The multi-purpose use blurs the line between the indoors and out.  Cool stuff.  www.coalesse.com


Harrison College Corporate Office featured in IndyStar

Posted on April 13th, 2011 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Harrison College Corporate Office featured in IndyStar

Check out the article featured in the IndyStar about Harrison College and their ties and commitment to collaboration and family spirit.  The first paragraph dives into the office space and the amazing design by Rowland: “Even the workspace it has occupied for about five years in Downtown Indianapolis was designed to be welcoming, and appointed […]

Check out the article featured in the IndyStar about Harrison College and their ties and commitment to collaboration and family spirit.  The first paragraph dives into the office space and the amazing design by Rowland:

“Even the workspace it has occupied for about five years in Downtown Indianapolis was designed to be welcoming, and appointed to favor conversation, idea-sharing and teamwork.

“People from outside (the college) get off the elevator and say, ‘Wow! This is fantastic,’ ” said Mark Apple, associate director of public relations. “It’s very bright, very open, very fresh.”

Booths reminiscent of a diner dot the space where mingling is encouraged. The well-lit area has a vibrant, contemporary color scheme.”