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KEYNOTE WITH ILSE CRAWFORD OF STUDIOILSE
Date: June 11, 2019
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, theMart
Stuff Matters: The Material World We Make
Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic, and creative director with a simple mission: to put human needs and desires at the center of all she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home; and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behavior and actions in everyday life. It means restoring the human balance in brands and businesses that have lost their way.
Date: Throughout NeoCon
ASID is thrilled to showcase the impact of design through an exciting new installation custom designed by Elizabeth von Lehe, Allied ASID, design and brand strategy principal, HDR. The space serves as an oasis that invites visitors to engage, ask broad questions, and explore the beautiful, impactful, and sometimes surprising ways that design impacts lives.
ASID PRESENTS INSIGHTS FROM THE 2019 OUTCOME OF DESIGN AWARDS
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 8 a.m.
Following the first-ever Outcome of Design Awards, created in collaboration with NeoCon, Herman Miller, and METROPOLIS magazine, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will explore how design truly impacts lives as seen through occupancy data and analysis.
The Outcome of Design Awards (OODA) honor firms that showcase the power of design through research-driven results and innovative, humancentric concepts. This panel, moderated by ASID, will explore how this design approach can be implemented across projects and will highlight the 2019 OODA winning projects and the data that clearly says it all.
STUDENT PROGRAMING: DESIGN PATHWAYS
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StudioIDS is the new self-designed home of the Minneapolis office of international architecture and design firm Perkins+Will. The studio challenges what an office is and can be. Strategically located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the office focuses on landscape architecture, planning, architecture, and interiors in the areas of healthcare, corporate + commercial + civic, higher education, urban design, and science + technology.
ASID 2019 Outcome of Design Awards (Category: Culture)
Corporate Office (Workplace)
Case Brief By:
The Design Challenge
The new studio design needed to support Perkins+Will’s local purpose of design excellence, sustainable stewardship, and social responsibility, in addition to becoming a model mobile and agile work environment. P+W sought to challenge conventional workplace models using less to offer more opportunity for choice, creativity, and collaboration.
The Design Solution
- Participatory Design Approach that included all employees in the design process. The design team’s goal, as a living laboratory, was to measure pre- and post-occupancy to understand successes and areas for improvement.
- Free Address System enabling users to adapt, define, and self-organize their workspace as needed. With this inherent flexibility and the use of non-precious materials, the space acts as a living laboratory for workplace strategies and innovation.
- Restrained Material Palette using five core materials that are rapidly renewable and have toxin-free qualities: Aspen plywood, ceramic marker boards, homasote tackable surface, glass, and carpet.
- Salvaged Materials from the previous office were used to make adjustable shelving in the gallery wall and large harvest tabletops in the cafe, and millwork was reused in the print and model shop rooms.
- Social Cohesion was established through a partnership with a Minneapolis based furniture maker and by specifying a custom area rug from Arzu, a company that employs women and provides healthcare and education to them and their families in developing areas in Afghanistan.
IMPACT OF DESIGN
- Perkins+Will reduced their square footage in half from 391 s.f./person to 130 s.f./person.
- Employees reported a 40 percent increase in their ability to concentrate and a 43 percent increase in their ability to collaborate.
- Sense of community increased by 61 percent in the new space and the sense of energy/buzz increased by 62 percent.
- The project reused 16 percent of construction materials and 68 percent of furniture ($100,000 savings).
- Fifty-five percent of materials were manufactured within 500 miles and 97 percent of new wood used was FSC certified.
- The project had a lighting power reduction of 57 percent over the LEED code baseline.
- With the use of low-flow fixtures, the project had a 77 percent reduction of water use.
- Design: March-July 2015
- Construction/Approval: September 2015–February 2016
- Project Completion: February 2016
- Design & Research: Perkins+Will
- MEP Engineer: Dunham Associates
- General Contractor: Gardner Builders
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