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Design for D.C.'s First Platinum-Certified Office Building Unveiled


July 15, 2008

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Leland International introduces the M2 collection

Leland International introduces the M2 collection of guest and bar seating with companion tables.





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Carnegie’s Vibe Collection

Carnegie’s Vibe Collection evokes beauty, emotion, spirituality, and comfort.




Design for D.C.'s First Platinum-Certified Office Building Unveiled
The joint venture of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Vornado/Charles E. Smith recently unveiled its plan for Washington, D.C.'s first office building designed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification.

Financial Firms Leverage Workplace Design to Gain Competitive Edge
In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, professional services firms understand the advantage of a workplace that communicates their culture, brand and expertise. With a client roster that includes some of the most successful firms on Wall Street, Callison’s workplace design is helping to position financial services firms to attract talent, facilitate collaboration and streamline operations.

Gerflor Ramps Up Conservation Efforts With New Sample Reuse Program
Gerflor recently introduced its Sample Reuse Program—available exclusively at By visiting the “environment” section of the site, visitors can print off a prepaid U.S. postage label and return Gerflor vinyl flooring samples to its Atlanta office for reuse and redistribution.

Hourly Billing Rates in A/E Firms Increase Modestly
According to ZweigWhite's newly released 2008 Fee & Billing Survey of Architecture, Engineering, Planning & Environmental Consulting Firms, billing rates across the 29 employee positions reviewed for the report rose an average of 1.5 percent in the past year, and 19.7 percent since 2004.


Design Collaborative: A Natural Partnership

By Janet Wiens

The collaboration between The Natural Carpet Company and designer Roger Thomas resulted in a signature line for the hospitality market.

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