At The University of Utah, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has been supporting students with startup aspirations by providing grants, advisors, and the ability to realize ideas into prototypes at no cost. But when the institute celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2012, its administration wanted to take the program to the next level.
Healthcare projects today, whether they’re inpatient or outpatient settings, are fueled by client goals of achieving flexibility and reduced cost. In the design and construction world, the latest trend to answer those combined needs isn’t new at all—rather, it’s a new application of an old solution: prefabricated wall systems.
There’s little doubt today’s commercial interiors—from corporate offices to hospitals, schools and hotels—look and function better than ever. It’s no wonder either; project teams tend to focus a great deal of attention on efficiency and appearance to ensure occupant comfort and productivity, particularly in the workplace.
Raise a glass and join the celebration! The ASSA ABLOY “Finish Strong” exhibit will showcase our stunning, new Champagne, Titanium, Rose Gold, Carbon, and Dark Bronze PVD custom finishes, as well as our distinctive oxidized silver, brass and copper plated custom finishes. Take-home samples will be available for your vision boards.
We hope you’ll visit our Decorative Opening Solutions Mobile Showroom at booth #1207 on the Expo floor to see how ASSA ABLOY’s door and hardware solutions are contributing to the life safety, security, energy efficiency, sustainability, resilience and positive experiences and outcomes of occupants in buildings across the U.S.
We have A LOT going on at the show this year that you won’t want to miss. Door hardware solutions that not only provide premiere security for healthcare, hospitality, education and office spaces, but also provide the ‘WOW factor’ to tell occupants they are in a special space!
I’ve been wondering: who typically selects the commercial doors and hardware for the projects you’re working on? I really want to know. In fact, I’ve been asking this question in the Architectural Practices and End User Organizations I’ve visited across the U.S.
Based on the responses I’ve gotten, I can tell you who’s not typically selecting commercial doors and hardware: Designers.
Let the countdown begin! One week til the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It’s a “Super Bowl” for Good Design, and something my colleagues and I look forward to every year.
The use of color in healthcare settings has evolved over the last five years, influenced by a variety of factors, including global design trends, consumer research, patient satisfaction studies and market drivers from other segments. When it comes to healthcare facilities, we’re seeing less of the stereotypical institutional colors, and more healthcare systems that are influenced by residential design, as well as taking color cues from the hospitality and commercial markets.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies presented ASSA ABLOY with a 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ award for Attack Resistant Openings in the Building Materials category.
Day two of NeoCon East 2017 is here and I was finally able to sneak away from our ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom to cruise the show floor. I blogged previously about the importance of NeoCon East as a means for collaborating and sharing ideas with our architectural and interior design “inspirers.” But there are LOTS of ways to be inspired at this show, and that includes by other manufacturers. Great as it is to be ASSA ABLOY, it’s not all about us!
Looking back on the first day of NeoCon East 2017, my biggest takeaway is a feeling of overwhelming gratitude to the building, design and construction professionals who stopped by the ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom.
At NeoCon East 2017, ASSA ABLOY is highlighting a number of door and hardware products that tip otherwise commodity solutions in favor of “the inspirers” of good design. Products that take the necessary and make them look extraordinary. Products that give that “aha!” moment.
Nothing is more distracting to young students than joyful playground sounds or the energy and excitement of kids laughing and chattering down a hallway. Passing conversations, random shouts, even just shuffling footsteps are often all it takes to disrupt a classroom.
Architects, designers and end-users alike agree that all-glass doors are fantastic. Glass doors allow for clear views and natural light, and they help showcase the very best in modern design. And when treated properly, glass doors provide for good sound control and noise reduction — but they also present many unique challenges.
Certainly, the attitudes and preferences of tomorrow’s senior population may be very different than the generation we currently serve. Yet the clinical needs will remain constant. As the U.S. population ages, the design of our inpatient facilities will need to accommodate the needs and desires of the elderly more than any other age group.
The range of occupancy types on a campus and the variety of door openings needed to meet the requirements of each space can vary greatly. Setting aside a campus's ongoing requirements for door openings that meet life safety and security codes, provide access control, and are thermally efficient, there are many special door opening attributes to be considered.
Aesthetics are playing a greater role in commercial environments than ever before and interior designers have greater influence on what's being built. ASSA ABLOY provides a broad array of decorative door hardware solutions which enables design professionals to incorporate their aesthetic vision into any door opening.
Organizations have become heavily invested in designing “beautiful” office spaces to boost innovation and maximize collaboration, as the office becomes more important than ever in today’s tech-driven economy.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has implemented the newest version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED version 4). This newest version of LEED is a complete update from LEED 2009 and features a host of new requirements that impact our industry.
We all know great design when we experience it. Good building design is functional, durable, sustainable and pleasing to the eye. But great design can't exist without deliberate intent, careful planning, and thoughtful implementation.
It’s officially summer in New Haven, CT, and along the stretch of shoreline ASSA ABLOY calls home, the food trucks, seagulls and dragon boats have returned in force. (Did she say, “dragon boats?”) That’s right! As the tide rose at 4:15pm on June 3rd, three, 41-foot Chinese dragon boats raced across Long Island Sound, and I was rowing like heck in one of them!