Posts tagged “office

Steelcase, The Bigger Picture & Designing For The Future

Posted on April 20th, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Steelcase, The Bigger Picture & Designing For The Future

  I had the opportunity to travel with a group of designers up to Steelcase Corporate Headquarters this past Tuesday and boy was it any eye opener! As a young designer, I enjoy having the chance to partake in these opportunities. I’m lucky to be invited and I’m also lucky to have a company that […]

 

I had the opportunity to travel with a group of designers up to Steelcase Corporate Headquarters this past Tuesday and boy was it any eye opener! As a young designer, I enjoy having the chance to partake in these opportunities. I’m lucky to be invited and I’m also lucky to have a company that sees the value in having a glimpse of what I’d call “the bigger picture.”

I can’t pinpoint my favorite part of the trip, however the overall experience was eye-opening to the level of research and development that goes into each and every segment. Needless to say, Steelcase leads the charge in the way of researching the needs of now and what’s to come for future learning and corporate environments.  The future of what’s to come from Steelcase is cool to say the least (and that is saying about all that my disclaimer allowed me to say)…

It was amazing to see some of the grander scale, the hundreds and thousands of employees that share in the bigger picture. They all have their small and sometimes large contribution in helping to create anything from a chair to a tech savvy piece of media transmitting equipment. I want to thank Amy Boggs from Steelcase and Rebecca Dean from BFC for inviting me to share in an amazing and eye opening experience. My first trip to Grand Rapids was a great one and I hope to go again someday if the opportunity arises.

Here are some trip photos (taken on my iPhone, so not fantastic quality).


Legos for the Big Kids

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Legos for the Big Kids

Clive Wilkinson Architects are geniuses!  We love this design concept; innovative, totally flexible, and how much fun!  It’s like Legos for the big kids.  Who wouldn’t want to be in charge of setting up for this meeting?  Upholstered foam blocks in great colors used to create some sound absorbing walls.  Or knock them down for a large meeting room […]

Clive Wilkinson Architects are geniuses!  We love this design concept; innovative, totally flexible, and how much fun!  It’s like Legos for the big kids.  Who wouldn’t want to be in charge of setting up for this meeting?  Upholstered foam blocks in great colors used to create some sound absorbing walls.  Or knock them down for a large meeting room complete with readily available cushy bench seating. Oh, and no storage room needed.

– Sarah


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.”