Meeting Etiquette and Board Room Advice

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As a young professional, sitting in on client meetings can be intimidating, but invaluable experience. You will get to hear firsthand what the client’s perspective on the project is, what their main areas of focus and concern are, and any decisions made so you can hit the ground running on the production side. Also, you…

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Sensory Experience Design

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Back in kindergarten, you were most likely taught about the five senses – to see, to hear, to feel, to smell and to taste. Did you know that these senses should be strongly considered when designing a space, whether an office, hotel or home? It creates a Multisensory Experience and people experience these senses differently from person…

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Material of the Month: Textiles

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If you are new to the world of upholstery, choosing the right fabric may seem like an overwhelming task. It’s a big investment and you don’t want to choose the wrong material! What do you need to know before going out to purchase a quality product? This blog post will discuss fabric durability, fabric contents,…

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Paint Tips for your Home Project

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Whether you are building a new home, remodeling a room, or just want to make a small update to a blank wall, paint is an important component of the process that can really elevate the space. While it seems to be a simple task that most people don’t look forward to, there are a few things to consider…

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Material of the Month: Tile

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There are so many tweaks you can make to a home when you get the urge to update it. One of these additions is to add tile since it can go on your floor, walls or as an accent. However, not all tile is created equal, so we are here to help you navigate all the…

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Emerging Professionals Series: Productivity

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Productivity Ahh, productivity. It has been the goal of businesses since the era of industrialization and specialization, so I wanted to spend a little time going over some tips on how to increase your productivity, work more effectively, and maintain your sanity!    Knock out the hard stuff first Have you heard of decision fatigue?…

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Staff Survey: Understanding your employees’ work styles

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“Employee” is a title many of us have held at least once in our life. From taking orders at a fast food restaurant, to overseeing a department, along with a vast range of other responsibilities, these are the people who contribute to the company’s progress and hopeful success. They are the eyes, ears and hands…

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ID8 Professional Development Book List


At ID8 Architecture we value education, so much so that it’s listed as one of our core values. Our team is full of life long learners who pursue growth and constantly seek opportunities to learn new skills. We encourage one another and push each other towards becoming the best possible versions of ourselves. One way…

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Design Inspiration

We’re a team of creatives. We love design. We love architecture. We love thinking outside of the box and solving client’s problems. We’d like to tell you we feel inspired all the time, but that would be a lie. Just like you, we need help getting our creative juices flowing every once in a while.…

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Preliminary Design Process

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If you are a home or business owner looking to renovate or build a new space, it can be confusing on where to start. But no worries – it’s our job to help get the ball rolling and remember all the different things that need to happen for your project to run smoothly. If you…

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