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Demand grows for universal design remodels
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The market for aging-in-place remodeling continues to grow as more homeowners choose to remain in their homes as they age. According to a June study by the American Association of Architects, the percentage of clients who asked their architects for "flexibility in accessibility" rose to 64 percent in 2012, up from 58 percent last year. More

Designing learning spaces of tomorrow
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Without a conducive learning environment in schools, it will be difficult to nurture young minds to be creative, competitive and critical thinking individuals. However, a survey of teachers and students who spend no less than seven hours in class on a school day has shown that many of them are uninspired by their teaching and learning space. More

How Affordable Care Act Will Impact ASID Members

On June 28, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the health care reform law). Because the law was not ruled unconstitutional, the policies passed in 2010 will continue to be implemented over the next several years. There are specific items in the health care reform package that will directly or indirectly impact interior designers working in the small business setting. To learn more, click here.

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Hotels making meeting rooms more like lounges
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As the line between office and social life continues to fade, hotels are taking the cue in redesigning their meeting rooms. Multiple chains are transforming some of their traditional and somewhat antiseptic meeting rooms into more comfortable lounges aimed at encouraging people to mingle and ideas to flow. More

Residential architects report changes for the better
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The long and steep housing downturn appears to be coming to an end, according to the 2012 first-quarter AIA Home Design Trends Survey. Residential architects are reporting home sizes are beginning to turn around, particularly for custom and luxury homes. More

Office LEDs: What do workers prefer?
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Designers and facility managers who are interested in using LEDs in a variety of environments, because of their energy efficiency and long life, can apply findings from research conducted by the National Research Council Canada. The researchers investigated preferences for different colors of LED lighting in office settings. More

HCAHPS and the relationship to the built environment
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Connecting the built environment to improved HCAHPS scores will be part of the business model for health care design going forward. Firms that can show and link measurable results to project design will be the thought leaders in health care design. More

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Airing out (and in)
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Carbon monoxide, cleaning chemicals, pet dander, pollen, pesticides, formaldehyde: Homes are loaded with pollutants that can cause a whole host of health issues. However, there are a number of simple steps — installation of ventilation fans, range hoods, make-up air dampers and central vacuums — kitchen and bath designers can use to make a big impact on the overall indoor air quality in their clients' homes. More

A look at restaurant design
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After serving as a panelist at the annual Culintro/HD event, a "Hospitality Design" blogger presents the news and developments that are shaping the design of restaurants. More

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Appliances, trends and lighting
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During the lull of summer, K+BB editor Alice Liao offers a glance at some of the products and concepts that might influence design decisions in the latter half of the year. More

Design schools evolving
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In our turbulent socio-economic climate an impressive number of remarkable opportunities are awaiting design schools. Like society and business, design schools face a time of innovation challenges. More

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A lighting scheme for every mood
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A new study shows the covert power of lighting might be every bit as strong as the power of color in setting the mood for a space. More

A modern twist on old-world style
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In the modern home, copper is becoming more and more prominent as a long-lasting, beautiful metal seen in kitchens and bathrooms. Caring for copper sinks, tubs and other accessories is a bit more involved than cleaning many other types of metal, but copper won't rust or unattractively age over time; in fact, copper creates a self-protective barrier called patina to protect it from environmental elements. Copper is one of the most abundant and valuable recycled materials on earth, so it makes sense to use this eco-friendly resource in home fashion. More

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Boardroom success takes preparation
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You're getting ready to take that young designer to his or her first really big boardroom presentation. Are you nervous, wondering how it will go? Have you explained what you expect to happen, and how? More

Green design: A lucrative employment opportunity
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With the growing concern for the environment, the number of buyers who are turning to eco-friendly products and services has doubled in recent years. Green interior designer is one of the most well-known "green" opportunities these days. More

Negotiating the copyright land mines of the online world
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Once upon a time, it wasn't that hard to protect intellectual property. But it's so easy now to duplicate an image or design in the online world. There is virtually nothing in place to stop people from either taking credit for or profiting commercially from someone else's work. More

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5 ways to spot trends before they happen
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How do some people seem to know about the next big thing way ahead of everyone else? Because they know how to recognize early signs of change. With these simple steps, so will you. More

Setting appropriate work boundaries — starting with your smartphone
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According to a recent Nielsen report, smartphones now outnumber basic cell phones in the U.S. The result is that more and more professionals remain connected to their work emails even in their supposed off-hours. More

Connecting with your brand
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Many entrepreneurs and small business owners may not have the privilege of a juicy budget for marketing, but there's still every reason to consider why your client should buy your product or services over someone else's — or at all. What is it about your brand that appeals to your customer? Can you even articulate your brand? More
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