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A Dose of Hospital(ity)

As the trend toward patient-centered design takes hold in more and more hospital settings, the line between health care and hospitality design is becoming increasingly blurry. And as research from evidence-based design projects confirms, patients recover more quickly and medical staff experience higher levels of job satisfaction in environments that are...

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U.S. Circuit Court Upholds Florida Interior Design Licensure Law
The United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit has ruled that a statute in the state of Florida requiring commercial interior designers to obtain a license to practice is constitutional. The ruling is a blow to the Institute of Justice, the Virginia-based public interest law firm that originally challenged the law in Federal court, claiming that the statute censors free speech and unreasonably interferes with people’s ability to earn an honest living.
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IIDA Announces Winning Projects for Interior Design and Will Ching Design Competitions
The International Interior Design Association is pleased to announce the winners of two of the Association's prestigious interior design competitions: the 38th annual Interior Design Competition and the 19th annual Will Ching Design Competition. The winners demonstrate the remarkable breadth of project types that design can touch, and yet share a common ability to challenge our thinking and inspire our ambitions.
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Independent Analysis Finds President's Better Buildings Initiative Could Create 300,000 Jobs
An independent analysis conducted by Architecture 2030 illustrates that President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative has the ability to put the nation's commercial real estate market on the road to recovery, creating at least 300,000 new U.S. jobs and boosting tax revenue to begin putting money back into federal, state and local coffers.
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Herman Miller to Acquire POSH Office Systems
Herman Miller, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire POSH Office Systems Ltd., a Hong Kong-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of office furniture systems, freestanding furniture, seating, filing and storage. The announcement follows a successful alliance between POSH and Herman Miller begun in September 2008.
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March 15, 2011

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