Inspiring palettes

Ashley Chavez | 28 Oct 2020

Ashley Chavez, Interior Designer at JDJ architects, shares some inspiration palettes. These palettes started as a way to explore and research new products and express our findings in a captivating manner.

Light-filled, contemporary clinic design highlights influential podiatry brand

Jim Jordan | 29 Oct 2019

Designing a headquarters for a rapidly growing network of clinics presented an opportunity for a 54 year-old podiatry practice to highlight a successful and influential brand while providing patients and staff with a light-filled, contemporary space.

Small changes, big impact for Class A building lobby renovation

Jim Jordan | 26 Jul 2018

A well-designed and maintained building lobby is critical to retaining and acquiring tenants. However, renovating a dark and austere lobby with budget and space constraints takes planning and design savvy.

​For Building Managers, Office Building Lobbies Become Marketable Assets

Jim Jordan | 12 Mar 2018

Activate your lobby. An office building lobby can be more than just a simple pass-through: it can become a functional space that enriches the tenant experience.

Co-working offices for small law firms feature modern, professional aesthetic, privacy

Jim Jordan | 01 Mar 2017

​There are more than 100,000 attorneys in the state of Illinois, and many may be setting up an office for the first time. Others may be downsizing from a larger firm. For them, a co-working space minimizes the risk of a costly office and staff, says Ron Bockstahler, CEO of Amata, which provides co-working offices and virtual offices for law offices and small businesses at six centrally-located and prestigious addresses in downtown Chicago.

For Chicago building, a contemporary new image with smart, cost-effective update

Jim Jordan | 30 Mar 2016

For building owners and managers, the appearance and upkeep of common areas is key to attracting and keeping tenants. Elevator lobbies, hallways, doorways, restrooms and other common areas impact the building’s image and the wellbeing of tenants.