For years, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and has been the primary standard against which building projects have been measured. You may own, operate, or work in a LEED-certified facility. If not, you likely frequent one on a regular basis. LEED certification continues to be well respected and widely sought after. However, it […]
About Laura Hardin
Laura embraces every opportunity to design and collaborate with multiple disciplines, creating one complete, thought out-design that is indicative of each Owner. Laura builds on her approach of collaboration to deliver designs that are fully functional and inspiring spaces, the kind that make a difference.
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While our interior designers do make great material and color selections, they do much more than that. We all have our stereotyped image of what interior designers do from design shows, design magazines, and social media. However, the reality is much different. A common misconception is that interior designers only select interior finishes, but structural […]
When planning for corporate environments, the color of the walls and pattern of the carpet are important but not nearly as critical as creating an environment that encourages collaboration. Two main styles of collaborative spaces should be considered. Laid-back Lounge Comfortable areas in business offices are trending within the interior design world. By using sofas, […]
About NeoCon For Laura and Liam, interior designers at Schmidt Associates, NeoCon is simply an event that can’t be missed. NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, and has been held at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969. The three-day event, buzzing with over 1 million square feet of exhibition space, […]
After the dust settles and the walls have been constructed, your facility project is still far from done. This is when the work of the interior designers really starts to take shape. There are nine key layers to interior design. • Color – The most obvious layer is color. Establishing a theme or inspiration of […]