Tag Archives: architecture

Built to Last

When designers and architects approach a new environment to design, they think long-term.  Buildings are expected to stand the test of time, and interiors are expected to last for decades.  Iconic properties, like public and institutional buildings, do not change frequently so they must be designed for the long-term and built to last. This is […]

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Lessons Learned from a Videowall Install

Sound Stage Inc., a nationally recognized systems integration company, recently implemented a stunning architectural videowall installation at the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel, Fla.  Beyond the technical side of the installation, this chapel installation illustrates three key takeaways that you can apply to your next project. Takeway #1: Displays Can Be Sculpture Consider […]

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Design is a Performance Criteria, Part 2

In my previous post, I outlined why design not only matters, but is rapidly becoming a key performance criteria, driving product decisions, even in business-to-business sales. Good design appeals to our growing visual sophistication and makes the products we select consistent with the brand message we are trying to communicate. But good design goes beyond […]

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Design is a Performance Criteria, Part 1

The topic of “why design matters” has been well covered in the media. I think of the work that Apple has done for consumer electronics by emphasizing typography and industrial design; what Target has done for the mainstream home by partnering with Michael Graves to create kitchen and bath products under its house brand; and […]

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Architectural Displays: Elevator Music for the Eyes

The audio business has long understood this truth: background music can create an experience. The video side of AV, on the other hand, has a thing or two to learn. While we all roll our eyes at “elevator music,” no one can deny the impact of sound on emotions, and it is no surprise that ambient […]

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