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NeoConversations Podcast Episode 7: Designing Branded Spaces

In this episode of NeoConversations, we explore what it takes to effectively design brand character into a space. How can brand values and purpose be communicated through materiality, visual language, ambiance and experience? What’s in the tool kit needed to implement a design program company-wide? In this episode, Amy Devers talks to Renee Hytry Derrington, International Design Lead for Formica Group, and Abbott Miller, a partner at world-renowned design studio Pentagram to explore all the...

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NeoConversations Episode 6: The Evolution of Tile Surfacing

In this episode of NeoConversations, trusty and timeless tile is making its way into exciting new territory with large format panels, countertop slabs and high resolution digital printing. The design opportunities are almost limitless. Listen as host Amy Devers talks to Laura Muller, CEO of Four Point Build Inc., Frank Douglas, VP of Business Development for Crossville, and Noah Chitty, Directory of Technical Services for Crossville, to learn all about the technology and possibilities of...

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NeoConversations Episode 5: Powering Flexible Workplaces

In this episode of NeoConversations, we are taking on the challenge of designing flexible workplaces - specifically, designing in power and data distribution solutions that can keep up with the speed of evolving technology, business transitions, budget demands and the ever-changing need for adaptable power configurations. Frequently, this happens in pre-existing buildings, which creates its own set of unique challenges… so what are the creative solutions? Amy Devers talks to Steve Batchelder...

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NeoConversations Episode 4: Design and the Circular Economy

In this episode of NeoConversations, we are asking: What is the circular economy and what role do architects and designers play in it? How can we design truly sustainable spaces and specify materials in which the entire lifecycle has been considered, including eventual reuse? What are the implications, misconceptions and benefits associated with materials made from regenerated waste? Joining us today are two experts who taking the lead in the circular economy... Listen as host Amy Devers talks...

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NeoConversations Episode 3: Details Make the Difference

The craft and details of a space can impact us on more than an aesthetic level—they can add an extra element of reinforcement, structure or aesthetics, while also being on trend. In this episode of NeoConversations, Amy Devers talks to Dana Madden, Architectural Product Manager for XtremeInterior™ by Tamlyn, and Wayne Braun, Principal at PDR in Texas about architectural trim and how it can be used to enhance interior spaces by adding sophistication, depth, color and drama to walls. Beyond...

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NeoConversations Episode 2: Designing a Healthy, Sustainable HQ

In this episode of NeoConversations, we’ll find out what happens when a commercial design brand takes on the design of new headquarters. What are the challenges and opportunities involved in bringing teams from disparate offices together into a unified headquarters? And, what is involved in the design and construction of that project so that it emcompasses the brand’s DNA, supports company culture and sends a strong message to the world about the company’s mission? Plus, how do you do all...

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Listen to our New Podcast! NeoConversations Episode 1: NeoCon Turns 50

We are thrilled to introduce NeoConversations--our new podcast series focusing on all things commercial design.   The goal here is to have meaningful conversations about the exciting changes and issues that affect not just our role in the marketplace, but our larger role in the world around us. Throughout the year, host Amy Devers will talk to interesting thinkers, players, movers & shakers in the industry. From wellness in the workplace and collaboration to innovative space design and...

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