Our 5 Most Popular Blogs of 2021

Every year we take a look at the past 12 month's worth of IA blog posts and see which were the most meaningful to our audience. This year, many posts frequently interacted with shared common themes. For example, our audience engaged most with articles discussing wellness. Posts about our industry and workplace inclusivity were also popular, and an article on lighting attracted the greatest number of new subscribers. 

Like the employees at IA Interior Architects, our audience comes from a diverse background of interests and life experiences, and we're grateful to that audience for being a part of our 2021. We look forward to sharing more news, updates, and opinions in the coming year and invite you to view not only the most viewed blog posts of the past year but also the press clippings and case studies that attracted the most attention. We also have included a survey to help make sure that we continue to represent your interests in the following year, and making our content as fun, educational, and dynamic as possible.

Enjoy! 

Top Blog Posts


While the ratio of women to men in the field of architecture has been steadily (albeit slowly) increasing over the past few decades, only 20% of those in the field are female according to research referenced by The New York Times. Even more concerning, only 17% of partners or principals in the industry are female (although that number is greater than 50% here at IA Interior Architects).

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This is radical openness, a broad sharing of information and transparency that breeds trust, the foundation of great teamwork. A plethora of studies show that when colleagues know why decisions are made they are more motivated and productive, yet only 40% of employees report being well informed about company goals, strategies, and tactics....continued.

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Design-build is a relatively new project delivery process that seeks to streamline the construction process. IA holds a Q&A with Holly Briggs, the managing director of IA Interior Architects’ Washington, DC studio, to learn more about what this means for the future of the industry.

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Do you have a fitness-related New Year’s resolution? In this blog, IA thought leaders consider how design can be used to encourage healthy movement in the workplace, with projects from the IA portfolio to illustrate a few key points.

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The shared spaces of the future are going to be scrutinized and studied under a sharper lens, and it is up to designers and facility maintenance teams to envision and implement new strategies that instill confidence and reassure users that the workplace they occupy is indeed a safe haven.

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Top Press


IA Interior Architects’ Ali Ucer speaks with Metropolis Magazine’s Specify about what it takes to truly engage users in an environment and what steps he takes to make sure those environments are healthy and sustainable. Learn about Ali’s work in the Dear Office campaign, and see some of the interactive technology Ali has developed in …continued.

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With the move to a new headquarters in Back Bay, DraftKings, creator of the leading global platform for fantasy sports and sports betting, signals its commitment to growth and to Boston. Find project photos and more information on the OfficeSnapshots website.

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IA Co-CEO/President David Bourke reflects on the work from home experience and why there has never been a greater need for workplaces to focus on equity, sustainability, safety, and technology.

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Serena Dos Aguas of Distrito Oficina Magazine profiles the IA-designed headquarters of Timberland in Stratham, NH. She investigates some of the early project goals, talks about some of the design strategies embraced by IA Interior Architects, and takes you on a tour of the 20,000-square-foot renovation.

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Atlanta Magazine’s 2021 Atlanta 500 list takes a look at the city’s most powerful leaders in fields ranging from government and business to hospitality and healthcare. Jodi Borges-Bradley, managing director of IA’s Atlanta office, is named as a top Atlanta influencer in the field of real estate and design. She shares some of her origin …continued.

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Top Projects


Operating out of three different offices, popular meal kit and food delivery company Home Chef tapped IA Interior Architects to create a innovative workspace suited for the company's rapid growth...continued.

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Zwift, developer of a multiplayer cycling and running training app that blends the rigor of fitness with the fun of video gaming, expanded its Southern California Headquarters to bring its Long Beach employees into one connected, cohesive space...continued.

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The new Bacardi Paris Headquarters represents a significant step forward for the company after relocating from an outdated, siloed workspace to the new, contemporary, multi-tenant campus. Visioning sessions, an employee survey, department interviews, and a series of earlier IA-Bacardi collaborations in major international...continued.

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RSM, a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market, has relocated its headquarters to 30 S Wacker Drive on the Chicago River. The intent was to reimagine the workplace as a bright, stunning environment...continued.

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Google's Silicon Valley presence now includes a new building complex that previously served as the R&D facility which launched the first supercomputer, the CDC 6600, in the early 1960s....continued

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