IA 35th Anniversary 21 Rooms Project


At IA, we hold dear our commitments to our people, our culture, and our relationships. The relationships that we build with each other, our clients, and above all, those we build within our communities. IA celebrated its 35th anniversary by embarking on a year-long philanthropic mission to give back to local communities. IA's '21 Rooms' project has allowed us to leverage our global reach toward improving local communities—one room at a time.

In the spirit of the joyous and giving season, These stories are among the many that continue to inspire the work we do every day. Since we first opened our doors 35 years ago, our firm has been a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to impactful interiors that enhance the communities around us. As the year comes to a close, IA wishes you and your community a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!



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.



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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In the blink of an eye, our working lives have temporarily relocated from office to home. As highly connected agents of change, we challenge ourselves to be inquisitive and reevaluate the next state of work. With the world in recovery, the workplace is in need of restoration: to rejuvenate and remake itself holistically.

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