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FacadeThis application we set out to see howfaçade can replace your typicaldrywalls and become more than just awall. Façade can support technologygraphics and Steelcase products.This particular project was a test run.We were given the productinformation and were set to create awork setting.With this setting we were able toidentify advantages and disadvantagesof the Façade product.
The Stow CompanyAllard Design LLC was hired by Stow towork with their internal interior designteam to explore a possible showroomre-design, as well as expansion of staffspace.Several concepts were explored,proposed, and budgeted.The project is currently on hold as theorganization has gone through somechanges in management, however, thedesign director continues to stay incontact with Allard Design LLC and ishoping that the project will happen inthe next fiscal year.Stow has also hired Allard Design LLCto work on product development,ideation, and competitive analysisprojects.
Innovation TypologiesSteelcases R&D Group has been forgingnew territory in developing new ways forpeople to work. Through their researchthey have created a ground-breakingInnovation Framework that will be rolled-out to their top clients andcustomers. Allard Design, LLC had beeninvited to participate in this work.Allard Design, LLC was solely responsiblefor taking these Innovation Frameworksand developing them into floor plans withperspective views. These idea starterswill be used by the client and customer asa spring board respective to their ownbusiness innovation issues.The following are the InnovationTypologies that were developed:In-House MarketIn-House ShareIn-House CenterPartnershipConsultancyNetworkCommunity
U.S. District CourtThis project we were given the task tocreate different settings for the USDistrict Courts.We created conference rooms,meeting spaces, and project rooms.Then we compiled those settings andcreated different neighborhoods.These settings were shown to theclient to give them a visual on how amobile person works and collaboratestoday.
Start GardenStart Garden is a start up fund andinvestment program, located in theheart of downtown Grand Rapids,Michigan.We were given the opportunity todesign this flexible space.By day, this space is used for a placewhere start up companies can cometogether and work on their concepts.The space at night transforms into anevent venue. The space holdsseminars, sponsored art/designevents, and presentations.The space was designed all around theflexibility of the space itself.