2020 New Year’s Resolutions

The design and strategy of the built environment can help those who make resolutions keep them through specific spaces, agendas, and features.

H-E-B/Favor

H-E-B /Favor Delivery, Austin. Photography © Peter Molick.

For a healthier lifestyle and to support that resolution to exercise more often, multiple paths to fitness can be built into the design.

Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Santa Clara, CA. Photography © Jason O’Rear.

And more options for respite and decompression at the workplace can contribute to reduced stress.

Confidential Client.

Confidential Client, New York. Photography Eric © Laignel.

If greater inspiration and increased pride of place are on the resolution list, more interactive features at walls or ceilings are effective design elements.

Taskrabbit

Taskrabbit, Austin. Photography © Peter Molick.

If the goal is a more welcoming and warmer workplace, a design that considers regular visits by furry colleagues might be a real plus.

H-E-B/Favor

H-E-B /Favor Delivery, Austin. Photography © Peter Molick.

For clients who resolve to create a more flexible environment with multiple choices for work and collaboration the possibilities are seemingly endless.

Confidential Client

Confidential Client, Atlanta. Photography © Eric Laignel.

To nurture wellbeing more outdoor spaces for fresh air, sunlight, and just relaxing are a popular asset.

Confidential Client

Confidential Client, San Francisco. Photography © Jason O’Rear.

If a more stimulating and upbeat vibe is the goal, vibrant colors and strong graphics make a huge difference.


It is our objective and New Year’s resolution to help our clients strategize and reach their goals (as well as their 2020 New Year’s resolutions) for the optimum space and user experience.


IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.



IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.



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