The New Aesthetic
Aug14

The New Aesthetic

By: Stephanie Kilpatrick, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates Trends have come, gone, and come again in the past 30 years that my commercial Interior Design career has spurred. What was old is now new again. Softer, more approachable design influences in work environments are supplanting the industrial and menswear aesthetics of the last decade. Since 2000, brighter, more optimistic colors are replacing the...

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Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development
Jul20

Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development

By: Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF LLC This originally appeared on Stan Sonenshine’s blog on the PREF website. Georgia State University (GSU) has been experiencing unprecedented growth. It’s recent acquisition of Georgia Piedmont College has boosted the student population from 36,000 to 50,000. And as we know, with any population growth comes development. A recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article states, “And during the past two...

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Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?
Jul10

Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?

OK MILLENNIALS, YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES IS OVER During our collective frenzy to cater to Millennials, there’s been a new generation growing and gaining more experience, and what they have to say just may surprise everyone. Generation Z, born between 1999 and 2015, is an age-group who have always been connected. Born totally inside the rise of public use of the Internet, this group has different needs, desires and traits. These are NOT...

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Relaxation in the Workplace
Jun29

Relaxation in the Workplace

By: Johnna Barrett, President, Barrett Design, Inc. Workplace relaxation. These are two words seem diametrically opposed to one another, yet the importance of integrating the two is grossly underestimated in today’s office environments. We multi-task, over schedule, and keep ourselves tethered to electronic devices so we can always be connected. The level of responsiveness required from the average worker today is unprecedented. We...

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The Impact of Co-Working: Program Recap
Apr10

The Impact of Co-Working: Program Recap

by Micaela Roberts, Co-Founder and Design Principal at Urban Purpose Design  The focus of the March 2nd CREW program luncheon is certainly a trending topic these days –  The Impact of Co-Working. The program headline begs the question: the end of the 5,000-square foot lease? This question and many more were discussed and answered by a panel of knowledgeable speakers:   Christian Devlin, Tenant Rep Broker for CBRE Chris...

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Into the Next Ten
Mar30

Into the Next Ten

by Rusty Paul, Mayor, City of Sandy Springs  “Transformative” is a term I use to describe what is happening in Sandy Springs.  During our first ten years as a city, we focused on investing in infrastructure. We have paved 200 plus miles of road, installed more than 35 miles of sidewalk, invested heavily in traffic fiber and signal technology to better manage our roads, created three new parks, and added pocket park green space where...

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