In today’s competitive world, companies are striving for speed of process and innovation. During this interactive session, you'll see how technology will continue to play an integral role yet virtually “disappear.” Rote tasks will be done by machine, allowing knowledge workers to focus on creative and innovative endeavors.



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.


www.interiorarchitects.com/back-to-the-future via @IAarchitects - @MLDuff and Diane Rogers Discuss "Back to the Future: Desks? Where We're Going, We Won't Need Desks!" at @IFMA in Phonix #WWPHX19

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The use of antimicrobial materials in public venues is attracting increased interest as the management of infectious diseases remains top of mind. An impressive array of antimicrobial options used in healthcare settings for years can or have been adapted for use in communal spaces such as hotels and retail environments. While the appeal of such materials is obvious, many in the scientific community have concerns that an over-reliance of antimicrobials will lead to increased resistance.

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In considering the return to the workplace, designers and workplace experience managers are leaving no stone unturned in the quest for safe and simple solutions. In that process, many are looking to other industries and finding that healthcare, in particular, may hold the key.

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In this article, Senior Director of IA Interior Architects’ integrated lighting design team, Gary Bouthillette, AIA, NCARB, LC, addresses questions about UV space cleansing by citing recent research to determine how it works, if it works, and if it makes sense.

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