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Infection Control Design: Self-Disinfecting Materials to ConsiderLike it or not, COVID-19 has forever changed the way we design and build environments. Preventing...
Healthcare Design: The Psychology of ColorWe’ve long associated healthcare with the color white: It’s clean and sterile. Doctors wear it. So...
It’s All About the Destination: Why Boutique Hotels are Growing by Leaps and BoundsWhen Ralph Waldo Emerson wisely said, “It’s not about the destination, it’s the journey,” he wasn’t...
Three Examples of Workspace Design Done RightIn an earlier post, I mentioned this great debate over whether offices should have an open or...
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Want to Increase Your Design Fee? Don’t Buy Into Your Client’s Budget BeliefsThis is a crazy one: Don’t buy into your client’s belief about their budget.
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Why You Should Put a Premium Price Tag on Your Design ServicesHere’s the thing: Your project proposal fee has absolutely nothing to do with its value.
Bump Up Your Average Fee Per Contract With the “Comparison Principle”As human beings, we best understand the value of things through comparison. In fact, this is a...
Stop Obsessing Over How Much You’re Charging Your ClientLet’s say you’ve already found a client right now. You’re in negotiations and you want to present...
Hospitality Design Lessons from HD Expo 2019We’ve only just started recovering from the whirlwind that was HD Expo 2019 — and boy, have we got...
Forget Energy Efficiency: Focus on High-Performance Building InsteadAs a firm that builds semi-custom, infill homes, we cater to a pretty specific market: homeowners...
Trade Agreements Vs. Contracts: Which One Should You Use?Interior design and construction projects are always collaborative, which is why it’s always...
A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Good Contractor-Designer RelationshipsFriction in a project is inevitable and to be expected. With so many personalities working...
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11 Gorgeous Restaurants That Embody Pantone’s 2019 Color of the YearWhat’s warm but mellow; vibrant and tropical? Its deep connections to nature make it topical, and...
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Incorporating Local Culture is the Latest Trend in Resort DesignIn the “Experience Economy,” it’s no longer enough to build the nicest resort with the most...
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