Commercial design – Papa Byrd http://papabyrd.com/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:11:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://papabyrd.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Commercial design – Papa Byrd http://papabyrd.com/ 32 32 ecomedes Acquires Mortarr, Leading Commercial Design Discovery Platform | News https://papabyrd.com/ecomedes-acquires-mortarr-leading-commercial-design-discovery-platform-news-2/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/ecomedes-acquires-mortarr-leading-commercial-design-discovery-platform-news-2/ This acquisition simplifies and accelerates product discovery and analysis, which is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices. SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — ecomedes, a B2B vertical SaaS solution that reduces the cost, carbon and impact of buildings, today announces the acquisition of Mortarr, the commercial construction + design search […]]]>

This acquisition simplifies and accelerates product discovery and analysis, which is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — ecomedes, a B2B vertical SaaS solution that reduces the cost, carbon and impact of buildings, today announces the acquisition of Mortarr, the commercial construction + design search and discovery engine .

“We combine ecomedes’ solution and the world’s largest impact-aware catalog with Mortarr’s established community of industry professionals. This will simplify and accelerate product discovery and analysis for tens of thousands of A+D professionals, building owners, developers, CREs and procurement teams every week,” said Kathleen Egan, co-founder and CEO of ecomedes. “Removing friction from this flow of information is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices, not to mention increasing return on investment for engaged manufacturers.”

ecomedes provides a solution for building owners and designers, like the Federal GSA and ARCO/Murray, to save time and money while catapulting environmental, social and governance compliance. Product manufacturers large and small, including MillerKnoll, Tarkett, Certainteed, HP and Humanscale, use ecomedes to grow their digital footprint, connect with modern shoppers and save money on sales, marketing and IT .

Mortarr is a search and discovery engine tailor-made for commercial construction and design professionals. The platform digitally connects professionals to products and services across industries and verticals such as Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, CannonDesign and SageGlass. Today, Mortarr is used by thousands of business professionals to more easily research and specify products, monitor and build professional teams, and collaborate with project teams online.

“We invested in ecomedes, convinced that their software can streamline product selection, reduce uncertainty, and save time and money across the entire built ecosystem. We continue to believe in this vision and view Mortarr as a perfect complement to it,” says Eric Whobrey, Director of Technology and Innovation at Arco/Murray. “Mortarr brings a new audience and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface known and loved by the commercial design industry. construction industry to make informed decisions for beautifully designed, eco-friendly buildings on budget and on schedule. We couldn’t be more excited about this news and look forward to what these two teams will create together. .

Enable better buying decisions

As two creators of categories at the service of buildings, ecomedes and Mortarr go together:

  • Reduce the cost, carbon and impact of commercial buildings across all sectors
  • Eliminate friction from the buyer’s journey with modern SaaS tools
  • Increase manufacturer sales and streamline the digital buyer journey
  • Promoting sustainable products and practices

“We quickly realized the synergies and impact we could accelerate with our complementary platforms,” ​​said Abby Murray, marketing director of ecomède. “Our shared vision, shared values ​​and unwavering commitment to a more inclusive, accessible and sustainable industry further strengthens this opportunity and our shared mission. As a team, we will challenge and inspire each other and the industry to innovate to a better future.”

Mortarr and ecomedes now operate as a single entity under a management team led by Egan. Murray, who co-founded Mortarr and served as its CEO, is now its chief marketing officer. You can visit both offers at their digital addresses: ecomedes and Mortarr.

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ABOUT ECOMEDES + MORTARR

ecomedes and Mortarr connect buyers with sellers of commercial building products in the cloud to reduce costs and improve sustainability. The platforms help institutional and commercial construction teams discover, evaluate and source the best construction professionals and materials, while examining critical impact factors including energy, water, human health, circularity and social factors. For manufacturers, platforms represent a new digital sales and marketing channel to engage customers in the digital buying journey. Based at San Francisco, California.you can read more about ecomedes and Mortarr.

contacts

Investors:

Kathleen Egan

Chief executive officer

kathleen@ecomedes.com

Media:

Jen Levisen

Content Director

jen.levisen@mortarr.com

Media Contact

Jen LevisenMortarr, 507.668.4085, jen.levisen@mortarr.com

SOURCE Mortar

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ecomedes Acquires Mortarr, Leading Commercial Design Discovery Platform | News https://papabyrd.com/ecomedes-acquires-mortarr-leading-commercial-design-discovery-platform-news/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/ecomedes-acquires-mortarr-leading-commercial-design-discovery-platform-news/ This acquisition simplifies and accelerates product discovery and analysis, which is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices. SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — ecomedes, a B2B vertical SaaS solution that reduces the cost, carbon and impact of buildings, today announces the acquisition of Mortarr, the commercial construction + design search […]]]>

This acquisition simplifies and accelerates product discovery and analysis, which is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — ecomedes, a B2B vertical SaaS solution that reduces the cost, carbon and impact of buildings, today announces the acquisition of Mortarr, the commercial construction + design search and discovery engine .

“We combine ecomedes’ solution and the world’s largest impact-aware catalog with Mortarr’s established community of industry professionals. This will simplify and accelerate product discovery and analysis for tens of thousands of A+D professionals, building owners, developers, CREs and procurement teams every week,” said Kathleen Egan, co-founder and CEO of ecomedes. “Removing friction from this flow of information is critical to driving demand for better buying and building practices, not to mention increasing return on investment for engaged manufacturers.”

ecomedes provides a solution for building owners and designers, like the Federal GSA and ARCO/Murray, to save time and money while catapulting environmental, social and governance compliance. Product manufacturers large and small, including MillerKnoll, Tarkett, Certainteed, HP, and Humanscale, use ecomedes to grow their digital footprint, connect with modern buyers, and save money on sales, marketing, and marketing. computer science.

Mortarr is a search and discovery engine tailor-made for commercial construction and design professionals. The platform digitally connects professionals to products and services across industries and verticals such as Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, CannonDesign and SageGlass. Today, Mortarr is used by thousands of business professionals to more easily research and specify products, monitor and build professional teams, and collaborate with project teams online.

“We invested in ecomedes, convinced that their software can streamline product selection, reduce uncertainty, and save time and money across the entire built ecosystem. We continue to believe in this vision and view Mortarr as a perfect complement to it,” says Eric Whobrey, Director of Technology and Innovation at Arco/Murray. “Mortarr brings a new audience and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface known and loved by the commercial design industry. construction industry to make informed decisions for beautifully designed, eco-friendly buildings on budget and on schedule. We couldn’t be more excited about this news and look forward to what these two teams will create together. .

Enable better purchasing decisions

As two creators of categories at the service of buildings, ecomedes and Mortarr go together:

  • Reduce the cost, carbon and impact of commercial buildings across all sectors
  • Eliminate friction from the buyer’s journey with modern SaaS tools
  • Increase manufacturer sales and streamline the digital buyer journey
  • Promoting sustainable products and practices

“We quickly realized the synergies and impact we could accelerate with our complementary platforms,” ​​said Abby Murray, marketing director of ecomède. “Our shared vision, shared values ​​and unwavering commitment to a more inclusive, accessible and sustainable industry further strengthens this opportunity and our shared mission. As a team, we will challenge and inspire each other and the industry to innovate to a better future.”

Mortarr and ecomedes now operate as a single entity under a management team led by Egan. Murray, who co-founded Mortarr and served as its CEO, is now its chief marketing officer. You can visit both offers at their digital addresses: ecomedes and Mortarr.

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ABOUT ECOMEDES + MORTARR

ecomedes and Mortarr connect buyers with sellers of commercial building products in the cloud to reduce costs and improve sustainability. The platforms help institutional and commercial construction teams discover, evaluate and source the best construction professionals and materials, while examining critical impact factors including energy, water, human health, circularity and social factors. For manufacturers, platforms represent a new digital sales and marketing channel to engage customers in the digital buying journey. Based at San Francisco, California.you can read more about ecomedes and Mortarr.

contacts

Investors:

Kathleen Egan

Chief executive officer

kathleen@ecomedes.com

Media:

Jen Levisen

Content Director

jen.levisen@mortarr.com

Media Contact

Jen LevisenMortarr, 507.668.4085, jen.levisen@mortarr.com

SOURCE Mortar

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What the future holds for commercial design https://papabyrd.com/what-the-future-holds-for-commercial-design/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 13:38:09 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/what-the-future-holds-for-commercial-design/ Kirsty Shearer, Director of Development at Agility Solutions, looks at how we can shape the sustainable future of commercial design There’s no escaping the fact that sustainability has indeed found its way to the boardroom table recently – but is the notion of sustainability a long-held principle that’s here to stay, or just a another […]]]>

Kirsty Shearer, Director of Development at Agility Solutions, looks at how we can shape the sustainable future of commercial design

There’s no escaping the fact that sustainability has indeed found its way to the boardroom table recently – but is the notion of sustainability a long-held principle that’s here to stay, or just a another company buzzword?

The architecture and construction industry is not alone in its attempt to minimize humanity’s impact on the environment, but we are uniquely positioned to play a part in creating a sustainable future for generations to come – with efficiency and moderation in the supply chain, use of materials, and employees are at the heart of its success.

Although initial thoughts may shift to Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the obvious solution, thanks to its ability to collect data throughout the project lifecycle, enabling faster, safer and less costly construction. . This, coupled with more profitable and sustainable operations, is a great place to start.

But our attention should not stop there.

When considering sustainability in the built environment, it is important to look beyond the physical elements of construction and consider how we create commercial spaces that fit the bill in terms of function, form, longevity and well-being.

By striving to create developments that not only create a better future for the client, the building and its occupants, it is also possible to play a part in protecting the future of our planet.

Sustainable supply chain in construction

Of course, the ability to develop a sustainable design solution will never be as strong as those who define the brief, outline the budget and make the final decisions. But as net zero ambitions make their way onto corporate agendas; it is the collective responsibility of everyone who operates in the built environment to be that “critical friend” and challenge a case if there is a way to make a project more sustainable.

That’s why, rather than adding such sentiment as a ‘nice to have’, there should be a sustainability goal set from the start – with all parties buying into the strategy and the logic behind it. tends. And it must be revisited, tweaked and mentioned throughout the deployment of the project.

Of course, that’s in an ideal world. But a good place to start is to advocate for responsible sourcing of materials and labor – and preferably, locally. Canceling the requirement to ship supplies across vast oceans in a bid to reduce costs will help reduce emissions associated with “carrying” infrastructure to site, but also means that any issues of product can also be corrected quickly.

With a huge pool of contractors to choose from – in most places – it pays to be picky. In addition to seeking endorsement from “happy customers,” also look for proven green credentials, especially around recycling, travel, and the company’s own purchases.

Naturally, there will always be cases where a development is driven entirely by budget and ambition – rather than the longer-term implications of design – or where it is simply impossible to source property from another way.

But, even if you’re surrounded by people for whom building ethics is at the very bottom of the pile, it’s still possible to make a difference. Examine your own carbon footprint, implement changes if necessary and be sure to highlight your own “green credentials” as part of any offer.

Sustainability is not limited to bricks and mortar

When considering durability in commercial interiors, it is also important to look beyond the physical elements of construction. The past two years have given workers a “reset” when it comes to where they do their work – and office space needs to be responsive to the needs and wants of those who use it.

While the overnight shift to working from home in 2020 marked the start of a complete shake-up of the business landscape, it has forced employees to also think about what they want from their careers – as well as the where they want their workspace to be.

The ambition to curate holistic design is on the rise – and nowhere more in evidence than in the office environment. From quiet zones for focused work to chill-out zones that mimic the comforts of home, the new era of the workplace brings with it a very different set of quirks.

While not an approach that works for all businesses, many organizations have realized the need to deliver sustainable solutions not just in a brick-and-mortar sense, but through attitudes. and the environment they provide to their colleagues.

Integrate sustainability into your HR and operational strategies

Going back to an earlier point about sustainability being more than just an attempt to become net zero carbon, we should remember that colleagues expect the companies they work for to also show their commitments. green in all facets of corporate behavior.

Including a nod to sustainability in your company’s value proposition should hopefully be a no-brainer – but bringing them to life rests solely on the shoulders of the people who live and breathe them. Therefore, it’s essential to build your recruiting strategy around a desire to collaborate with like-minded people.

Business leaders shouldn’t just look to fill vacancies with people with the right qualifications, experience or background – there are plenty of capable project managers, architects and developers out there. Instead, make it a priority to employ rounded people who are open-minded to bring something new to the table and drive positive change.

By looking for talent that truly embraces the opportunity to push boundaries, while challenging clients to truly think about how they intend to use a space, it’s possible to start making meaningful change.

However, simply recruiting someone based on their “green” interests is not the start and stop point of investing. Providing ongoing training on what it means to be sustainable for colleagues – perhaps through DPC-accredited courses – will pay long-term dividends.

Paperless offices are nothing new, but the technology has enabled many architecture, design and construction firms to maintain a semblance of “business as usual” during the height of the pandemic.

Replacing lengthy proposal documents with concise PDFs, adopting 360-degree photographic reports, and implementing virtual tours and transfers are all solutions that are here to stay. And, to go further in terms of operations, consider the potential for using green energy to heat offices, reduce non-essential travel and offset the environmental cost of travel – both within and outside the country. ‘foreigner. This can be done through initiatives that help plant trees around the world – like TravelPerk – alongside a sustainability “code of conduct” to ensure everyone meets company commitments.

Of course, as a global population – not to mention an industry – we still have a long way to go. But as the people behind buildings that might outlive us all, it’s our responsibility to create them with a strong future in mind.

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Fei Wang, fashion illustrator and artist, fuses fine art and commercial design https://papabyrd.com/fei-wang-fashion-illustrator-and-artist-fuses-fine-art-and-commercial-design/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:04:01 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/fei-wang-fashion-illustrator-and-artist-fuses-fine-art-and-commercial-design/ To button or not to button? Which button(s) to close? How many millimeters of sleeve should show? With its many rules, classic menswear can seem quite serious and humorless – but not when seen through the eyes of fashion illustrator and artist Fei Wang. He is also known as Mr Slowboy, the name of the […]]]>

To button or not to button? Which button(s) to close? How many millimeters of sleeve should show? With its many rules, classic menswear can seem quite serious and humorless – but not when seen through the eyes of fashion illustrator and artist Fei Wang. He is also known as Mr Slowboy, the name of the main character who appears in his work and is modeled after himself.

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Fei Wang (Credit: Drake’s)

Based in the UK with his wife, baby daughter and a cat named Fatty, the Beijing-born artist recently published his first book, Mr. Slowboy. Published by Hong Kong-based Victionary, it features 142 delightful illustrations by Wang, including personal pieces and commercial work for classic brands such as Barbour, Drake’s, Dunhill and Lock & Co Hatters. Dressed in dapper styles with an impressive level of detail – thousands of tiny squiggles depict the fuzziness of wool, for example – the men of Wang’s world go about their daily lives in light-hearted, humorous scenes.

A 2018 illustration for Drake’s, titled Like father, like son, features a father and son, both well-dressed and scruffy, returning home feeling broke while carrying a newly purchased chess set and game console, respectively. Reflecting the work-from-home (WFH) paradigm caused by the pandemic, a personal work from 2020 sees Mr. Slowboy dressed in a variety of stylish striped pajamas and steaming slippers, with the occasional pot on his head.

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A PERSONAL TAKE

Login with The top via video from his home in north London, the 41-year-old shares: ‘For me it was like putting on a little exhibition in book form. This is an archive of my development. As befits his alias, Wang has a relaxed demeanor and an unhurried manner of speaking. But this does not in any way translate into negligence. For our interview, he swapped his WFH-ready loungewear for a slightly dressier ensemble “to maintain some formality”: a Brooks Brothers striped shirt topped with a light yellow wool cardigan by Drake. Even though his lower half is out of sight, he tells us he’s wearing corduroy pants and knee-high socks.

Mr. Slowboy first appeared on Chinese tech platform WeChat in June 2015, months before Wang moved to London. At the time, he was still living and working in Beijing, where he served as art and creative director at OgilvyOne Beijing for 11 years. Reflecting on why he started sharing his style-centric illustrations online, he says, “The idea was to share style tips with my friends. I never thought it would reach a wider audience. It was quite casual and personal. I think that’s one of the reasons people loved him. It’s not like a textbook, but like a friend sharing ideas.

Wang’s interest in art began at a young age. As a child, he studied Chinese painting. At 12, he took part in a competition where he was one of those selected to tour abroad to present traditional art. Stops included Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Singapore.

A few years later, he returned to our shores to complete a three-year degree course in graphic design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, followed by an additional year of study in 2006 to obtain his Bachelor of Arts. Wang has “many vivid memories” of his time in Singapore, including those of a particularly strict lecturer who would throw unsatisfactory assignments out the window. With a smile, he says, “Looking back, I really appreciate (her thoroughness) because she taught me to focus on the details. Wang also holds an MA in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in London.

OLD MEETS NEW

Used in tandem, Wang’s background in fine art and her professional background in graphic design and advertising result in a unique and timeless style. He does all of his work by hand, using mediums such as colored pencils, watercolors and gouache. His sensitivity to detail is informed by his experience in classical Indian miniature painting, where tiny accents and outlines are rendered by a single-haired squirrel brush. His approach to composition and the abundance of white space in his works are influenced by Chinese painting.

Ukiyo-e, the art of Japanese prints dating from the beginning of the 17th century, also makes its presence felt in his work. The triptych has three panels that can be sold alone or together, and was a popular format in ukiyo-e. Wang uses it in a variety of jobs, including one for traditional outerwear specialist Mackintosh. The horizontal image comprises three panels, each depicting Mr. Slowboy battling the wind and rain while dressed in different Mackintosh coats.

It’s a format that’s finding new relevance in our digital age. On the Mackintosh website, the triptych presented itself as a single image perfectly adapted to the required dimensions. On the brand’s Instagram account, the three panels appeared as individual images, but in the same row, like a veritable triptych. What’s new and what’s old? What is fine art and what is commercial design? These are questions that Wang will continue to explore as he shifts his artistic focus from a business orientation to a more personal one.

He thinks: “Fine art can be fun; it doesn’t have to be stereotyped. It can be ironic, and it can be about fashion. That’s what I try to do.

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Framework Architects is making big plays in commercial design with new Gathered Foods headquarters at The Yard https://papabyrd.com/framework-architects-is-making-big-plays-in-commercial-design-with-new-gathered-foods-headquarters-at-the-yard/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:46:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/framework-architects-is-making-big-plays-in-commercial-design-with-new-gathered-foods-headquarters-at-the-yard/ Entrance to Gathered Foods Headquarters Gathered Foods test kitchen Framework Architects co-founders Jeremy Koomler and Marvin Bonilla Jeremy Koomler and Marvin Bonilla co-founded Framework Architects, a design firm in Austin, to serve commercial and institutional design clients. We’re incredibly happy with the end result, and it’s a testament to the creative, careful, and thoughtful work […]]]>

Entrance to Gathered Foods Headquarters

Gathered Foods test kitchen at The Yard in Austin

Gathered Foods test kitchen

Jeremy Koomler and Marvin Bonilla of Framework Architects

Framework Architects co-founders Jeremy Koomler and Marvin Bonilla

Jeremy Koomler and Marvin Bonilla co-founded Framework Architects, a design firm in Austin, to serve commercial and institutional design clients.

We’re incredibly happy with the end result, and it’s a testament to the creative, careful, and thoughtful work of the Framework team.

— Christine Mei, CEO of Gathered Foods

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, Jan. 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jeremy Koomler, NCARB, and Marvin Bonilla, NCARB have co-founded a new architectural design firm in Austin, Texas dedicated to local commercial and institutional design – Framework Architects.

The Framework Architects team is currently working on Over Yonder Nature School, a nature-focused preschool on a five-acre wooded site, Learning Path Childcare Center, a new daycare center in Marble Falls, and Helm Corporate Real Estate in Austin. Riverside/Oltorf area. The company provides comprehensive design services, from site selection and design development to construction documents, permits and construction administrative support.

Bonilla says, “Framework’s logo is a triangle, derived from the delta symbol used in architecture to indicate that something has changed. Our goal is to change the framework of the client/contractor/architect relationship and to align them. The two pieces symbolize the meeting of two entities. Koomler adds: “We have created an architecture studio based on collaboration and a culture of mentorship. Our non-hierarchical studio will invite the brightest talent and, in doing so, become a respected contender for commercial architecture in Austin.

The team recently completed the new headquarters for Gathered Foods in Austin. This innovative company – the creators of Good Catch, an award-winning plant-based seafood brand – wanted a unique and creative new space that included a food lab and studio kitchen for video production, among other unique needs. The company’s mission of sustainability served as a compass to begin scouting for fitout spaces in the Austin area.

With help from Framework, Gathered Foods finally settled on a space at The Yard, a new development in the revitalized warehouse district of St. Elmo, home to community-minded businesses, local entrepreneurs, fresh tech ideas and South Austin culture. Gathered Foods’ new headquarters includes executive and communal workspace, meeting spaces, a food lab and test kitchen, a support kitchen, and a studio kitchen for filming and photography. Framework engaged S. Tipton Studio for the interior design, APTUS Engineering for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and Hollingsworth Pack for the structural engineering.

Christine Mei, CEO of Gathered Foods, said, “Our new space is more than an office. It’s a workspace, a meeting place, an event space and a creative space, with a kitchen at its heart. We’re incredibly happy with the end result, and it’s a testament to the creative, careful, and thoughtful work of the Framework team. The final headquarters space is 14,000 square feet and is located at 440 E. St. Elmo Rd., Building D. Project construction was completed in late November 2021.

Framework Architects was created from two designers’ passion for service-based leadership and innovative problem solving. The company aims to guide its clients through the demanding design and construction process, with continuous and predictable results.

About Foraged Foods
Gathered Foods, maker of Good Catch plant-based seafood, is an innovative food company focused on powering change through plant-based alternatives. United by a love of good food, plant-based eating and animal welfare, Gathered Foods is on a mission to raise awareness, reduce harm and conserve environmental resources, while providing an experience exceptional cuisine. The team is dedicated to creating worthwhile plant-based foods for everyone, from vegan to omnivore and everyone in between. Visit GatheredFoods.com for more information.

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Mayo to Present Potential Renovation Plans to City’s Business Design Review Committee | Local news https://papabyrd.com/mayo-to-present-potential-renovation-plans-to-citys-business-design-review-committee-local-news/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/mayo-to-present-potential-renovation-plans-to-citys-business-design-review-committee-local-news/ The Mayo Clinic health system in La Crosse is considering an expansion and renovation of its hospital, with the first development plans due to be reviewed this week. According to the City of La Crosse website, the Commercial / Multi-Family Design Review Committee is expected to review plans Friday morning for development on the Mayo […]]]>

The Mayo Clinic health system in La Crosse is considering an expansion and renovation of its hospital, with the first development plans due to be reviewed this week.

According to the City of La Crosse website, the Commercial / Multi-Family Design Review Committee is expected to review plans Friday morning for development on the Mayo Campus, 800 West Ave.

The Tribune contacted Mayo on Tuesday morning and was told the hospital was “in the planning stages for a potential hospital bed tower replacement.”

According to Mayo’s commercial design standard application, the hospital plans to construct a six-story building plus a basement in addition to the Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (CAMS) building. The addition would be approximately 290,000 square feet and would include medical / surgical beds, intensive care beds, a newborn / mom unit, diagnostic imaging, procedural endoscopy units, a rooftop helistop and Moreover.

The proposed renovation would not expand services or add more beds, but is designed to “modernize the inpatient environment” with single rooms and closer proximity to CAMS operating rooms.

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Per Mayo’s request, construction is proposed to begin in March 2022. However, Mayo’s management has not finalized a decision on the potential expansion, a hospital representative said, and is requesting a review of. zoning and approval of the Town of La Crosse plan for the start. construction, if all internal approvals are obtained.

The request for zoning review and project plan approval, Mayo says, does not guarantee that the project will go ahead. However, if approved, “the modernized hospital building would be a significant addition to the La Crosse community and the Washburn neighborhood,” according to Dr. Paul Mueller, regional vice president, Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Wisconsin. .

The project, adds Mueller, is “part of a larger revitalization plan for the La Crosse campus that will include updated facilities, more green space and greater connectivity with our neighbors.”

Mayo will publicly share the development plans for the project upon completion of the hospital’s internal review and approval process.

Emily Pyrek can be reached at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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New Age Commercial Design Firms Embrace Technology to Create Immersive Experiences https://papabyrd.com/new-age-commercial-design-firms-embrace-technology-to-create-immersive-experiences/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:19:02 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/new-age-commercial-design-firms-embrace-technology-to-create-immersive-experiences/ Commercial interior designers around the world have evolved with the digital transformation which has accelerated the growth of several industries across the globe. With the evolution of workspace design, commercial interior design companies are no longer limited to creating a functional space. Instead, they incorporate the essence of all-new, ambitious workspaces that are aesthetically pleasing, […]]]>

Commercial interior designers around the world have evolved with the digital transformation which has accelerated the growth of several industries across the globe. With the evolution of workspace design, commercial interior design companies are no longer limited to creating a functional space. Instead, they incorporate the essence of all-new, ambitious workspaces that are aesthetically pleasing, innovative, and personalized to meet the needs of new-age workspaces.

Powered by AR & VR technology, the next generation of commercial design and build facilitates more intuitive, empathetic and transparent workspace design. Commercial design companies are harnessing the potential of the VR application in the design of office spaces and real-time visualization to generate a simulated virtual tour in a virtual environment. In addition to this, technology plays a vital role in the display and merchandising of properties, offsite control, operations and project management.

Virtual Reality (VR) Walkthrough

Commercial interior design and construction companies are leveraging real-time virtual reality to create immersive experiences for their clients to help them visualize the end results of a project.

Communicating concepts or sharing complex designs can be difficult and confusing. With VR, customers don’t have to take the mental leap to understand the design, they can simply experience VR from their workspace. A virtual reality tour allows them to freely tour the space and assess which design elements would work best. Plus, it can save interior designers a lot of time and money as they can focus on mistakes and make changes before they break the floor.

Smart sensors, smarter spaces

After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the integration of sensor-based technology has become mainstream in the commercial design industry. Accurate, real-time information helps to optimize the use of space, which improves the efficiency of the design process.

On the other hand, companies today are opting for smart designs that enrich the experience of their employees and increase their productivity. For example, light sensors that can change color or turn off when no one is there or automatic coffee machines or enhanced security locks can create smart spaces that meet the needs of a tech workspace. .

Augmented reality (AR) applications

While virtual reality can help transport the client from an unfurnished space to a fully designed space, augmented reality (AR) allows design elements and functionality to be visualized in the real environment by layering them on top of the existing space. This makes it possible to have a better idea of ​​what would go best and easily make changes on the spot before anything has been finalized. This not only eliminates the scope of dissatisfaction, but also proves to be a cost effective method in the commercial design industry.

Customer-centric design spaces

Besides saving time and frequent site visits, modernized technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality can help customers easily convey their ideas or visions to the interior designer. By leveraging these technologies, designers can create a customer-centric design that brings their vision to life without communication barriers. It becomes easier to spot errors with a virtual site tour or to recommend changes before adding fixtures. This not only strengthens professional relationships, but also brings precision and profitability to the entire project.

Final thoughts

It is undeniable that technology has reshaped the interior design space. From virtual reality allowing glimpses of space to augmented reality with endless options, modernized technology can bring simple design ideas to life. Globally, new era business design companies are embracing technology and creating immersive experiences in the industry.

(Kunal Sharma us Founder and CEO, Flipspaces)

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Commercial Design Manager December 30, 2021 Free https://papabyrd.com/commercial-design-manager-december-30-2021-free/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 14:19:08 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/commercial-design-manager-december-30-2021-free/ We are hiring a Business Design Manager to lead our Business Design and Production team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a function that has the resources, skills and capacity to meet the changing needs of the Agricultural Trust with a focus on The Irish Farmers Journal, The Irish Field, Irish Country Magazine, Irish […]]]>

We are hiring a Business Design Manager to lead our Business Design and Production team.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a function that has the resources, skills and capacity to meet the changing needs of the Agricultural Trust with a focus on The Irish Farmers Journal, The Irish Field, Irish Country Magazine, Irish Farmers Journal marketing events and new business functions as they arise.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and design excellent print and digital assets with the goal of continually raising the level of creativity.
  • Manage direct reports and, if necessary, recruit, train, coach and develop the team.
  • Coordinate the print production and design function of weekly / monthly print and digital publications.
  • Coordinate, contribute and design new digital and print campaigns for clients.
  • Coordinate and assist in concept creation, design and delivery of marketing needs for events and all marketing requirements including merchandise, promotional material, etc.
  • Work with the Business Management team to create and implement new initiatives that align with the strategy of the Agricultural Trust.
  • Candidate requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree in graphic design or similar.
  • Over five years of experience leading a design team in the media industry.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to design high quality advertising for print and digital platforms.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in team management.
  • Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter by email to the HR manager at recruit@farmersjournal.ie with “Head of Commercial Design” in the subject line.

    For a full job description, click here

    Application deadline: January 20, 2022.

    Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    The company is an employer guaranteeing equal opportunities.


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    Celina Hires Company To Create Multifamily And Commercial Design Standards | News https://papabyrd.com/celina-hires-company-to-create-multifamily-and-commercial-design-standards-news/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 22:19:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/celina-hires-company-to-create-multifamily-and-commercial-design-standards-news/ Celina seeks to create design standards for multifamily and commercial development. Celina City Council on Tuesday approved a deal worth more than $ 50,000 that will allow the city to work with planning and design consultant Kimley Horn to create commercial and multi-family design standards. The deal comes as Celina contemplates the next multi-family and […]]]>

    Celina seeks to create design standards for multifamily and commercial development.

    Celina City Council on Tuesday approved a deal worth more than $ 50,000 that will allow the city to work with planning and design consultant Kimley Horn to create commercial and multi-family design standards.

    The deal comes as Celina contemplates the next multi-family and commercial development, director of development services Dusty McAfee told board members.

    “More than a dozen new multi-family projects are being revised or under construction over the past two years,” McAfee said. “Business development is also starting to emerge.

    In June, the town of Celina raised its eyebrows when it announced that it was ahead of its neighbors …

    McAfee said the city’s comprehensive plan requires staff to monitor development standards for improvement. In addition, the City’s 2022 budget includes appropriations for the review of design standards for multi-family and commercial projects.

    The city has modern design standards that include landscaping, architecture, signage, parking and other elements typical of new developments, McAfee said.

    “The proposed project ‘dives deep’ into commercial and multi-family projects to bolster and customize design standards for new developments to focus on amenities, open spaces and the creation of places. “

    Under the proposed contract, the guidelines would only address multi-family and commercial development and would not include specific standards for mixed-use vertical products, townhouses, or small single-family lots. The guidelines would also be expected to reflect the current city neighborhood vision guidelines and strategic plan.

    Celina exceeds Frisco's benchmark for issuance of residence permits in the last cycle

    Celina’s numbers appear to be accelerating.

    The standards developed should address certain points, including open space requirements, filtering and buffering requirements, and identification of potential developments.

    McAfee said Kimley Horn helped write the city’s Neighborhood Vision Book, which focused on new residential development and was approved in 2020.

    McAfee said the proposed design standards would improve on existing standards governing new developments.

    Celina City Council unanimously approved the deal.


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    Technological disruption in the business design space: a catalyst for growth https://papabyrd.com/technological-disruption-in-the-business-design-space-a-catalyst-for-growth/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 05:06:15 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/technological-disruption-in-the-business-design-space-a-catalyst-for-growth/ Commercial interior design has always been an expensive and time consuming process until the industry experienced technological disruption. Prior to the onset of COVID-19, the industry was going through a silent digital revolution. However, social distancing standards and work-from-home models have driven an accelerated digital transformation. With the evolution of work culture across the world, […]]]>

    Commercial interior design has always been an expensive and time consuming process until the industry experienced technological disruption. Prior to the onset of COVID-19, the industry was going through a silent digital revolution. However, social distancing standards and work-from-home models have driven an accelerated digital transformation.

    With the evolution of work culture across the world, the commercial interior design segment is no longer limited to creating functional spaces. Instead, it absorbed a whole new aspirational essence in which consumers are more demanding than before. Consumers are looking for innovative and aesthetic designs with premium customizations and professional fulfillment services.

    The emergence of innovative ideas has changed the purpose of designing a commercial space into the new normal. Offices have become paperless with the adoption of cloud storage, resulting in increased demand for the convergence of new era technologies to create digitally optimized business spaces.

    For example, new age commercial design and construction companies have already started integrating virtual reality, augmented reality, advanced sensors, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms to create futuristic office designs. With the increasing demand for digitally driven office design, commercial design firms are capitalizing on the potential of new era technologies which also act as a catalyst for growth.

    Technology as a key factor in design

    Unanticipated movement restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 have made every company aware of the power of technology in continuing to operate. This has resulted in the overnight shift of businesses to remote work. With the accelerated use of digital tools, companies have continued their collaborative tasks and meetings without moving to offices. However, now the market is on the road to recovery and offices have reopened for its employees.

    In this scenario, companies have taken a hybrid work approach to ensure the safety and health of employees. On the other hand, they are also looking to bring back the same support and commitment among employees as before the start of the pandemic.

    As a solution, tech-driven commercial design and construction companies are merging digital tools to increase hybrid work culture. They use the potential of new era technologies to facilitate transparent and secure in-person interactions for better communication while promoting safety in the workplace. This triggered an accelerated growth in the business design space enabled by technology.

    Digitalization of commercial office design delivery

    The integration of technology has dramatically disrupted the business design segment. Given the traditional in-person relationship with the client and designer, there was a lack of efficiency, convenience, and missed deadlines. Innovative technologies such as augmented and virtual reality have improved the design execution and delivery process. The integration of such technologies requires no in-person visits for the customer as well as the designer, resulting in faster, more affordable and more convenient design delivery.

    The integration of virtual reality facilitates the 3D visualization of space. This further allows virtual tours for better space planning, design and product selection. On the other hand, augmented reality allows a better visualization of the design even before it is developed. This reduces tedious and time-consuming fixes at later stages that affect project delivery. Every minute detail is communicated interactively, optimizing the space design process and promoting efficiency.

    Technology enables smart office design

    Technology has become of crucial importance in enabling new age office designs. As organizations shifted to the culture of remote working, technology sparked the need for a digitally-driven office design with smarter space optimization. Organizations are now looking to incorporate smart products to boost employee productivity and health safety.

    As employees spend most of their time in the office, commercial design companies have begun to understand the need to incorporate functionality, flexibility, and adaptability. For example, technology-enabled business design players have begun to integrate temperature, lighting and ambiance control products to promote employee well-being. On the other hand, they have also started planning commercial office spaces incorporating contactless technologies for employee attendance, application-based meeting room reservations, automated doors, etc. to help organizations thrive in the post-pandemic world.

    To take with

    Technology is securing a bright future for the commercial design segment. Without a doubt, this has accelerated the segment recovery process and is expected to continue to disrupt the segment in the post-pandemic world as well. He will also continue to help commercial design firms redefine the industry with an emerging set of new experiences, acting as a catalyst for the growth of the entire design and construction industry.

    (Kunal Sharma is CEO and Founder of Flipspaces)

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    Posted on: Sunday December 05, 2021 10:36 am IST


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