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We began 2020 with the same unbridled optimism with which most new years start. Then our world was unexpectedly turned upside down by coronavirus. ...
Flexible work is the top of every employee’s bucket list as the lines between work and play continue to blur. Workloads are growing, and with...
“We believe the purpose of both design and designer is to guide. To provoke, to clarify, to move people emotionally and functionally forward....
According to the National Association of Realtors, “87 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker—a s...
Since 2015, the volume of commercial real estate transactions has been on a steady decline. Metrics suggest that, other than the pre-real estate bu...
Intuitively, most people can see a well-designed space and say, “Yes, that looks nice.” But what is it that makes us respond this way? ...
It’s the time of year when everyone is trying to pull together predictions for the coming year. What hot topic will replace the buzz of mille...

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Let’s take a moment to step into the client’s shoes. They sit down for a planning meeting to discuss layouts and pricing for a new of...
It seems like there’s a bit of give-and-take with the process surrounding the resimercial look for interiors. Choosing the aesthetic appeal o...
CBRE A&B properties feature a rich blending of residential meets hospitality design. Photography courtesy of CBRE A&B. In the design...
During a recent panel at the Association for Contract Textiles’ annual Interact Conference on the leading disrupters affecting the inter...
It’s been said again and again: The biggest change coming to the A&D industry will be in the form of process innovation, not product inno...
Staying on top of the latest design trends can feel like a full-time job. Not to mention the work it takes to, you know, actually implement the tre...
A recent survey conducted by CBRE estimates that the market for flexible office space will grow from just 2 percent today to a projected 13 percent...
Design for Gen Z should take into consideration that this next generation of workers is not used to sitting at a desk all day. Photography c...