Private Client Portals

February 15, 2019

SKG Is Among Austin's Fastest Growing Companies

SKG is competing in a market filled with fast growing companies. Many of those companies in Austin are customers of SKG, which reported an annual average growth of more than 34 percent from 2015 to 2017.
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February 15, 2019

Gala Unlocks $300K for Austin Women's Fund

What: Keyholder '18 Where: Topfer Theater at ZACH The lowdown: More than 400 people gathered at Zach's Topfer Theater on December 4 for Keyholder '18, the marquee fundraising event for the Women ...
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February 15, 2019

SKG Is A Top Austin Workplace

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February 15, 2019

Why Women's Issues Are Community Issues

We must work together to improve the economic security of women and children in our community. By Beth Goff-McMillan, Sponsored by Austin Community Foundation, Photos by Korey Howell Photography and courtesy of ACF
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February 15, 2019

Inc. 5000

Operates a furniture and architectural products dealership. Services include research, design consultation and specifications, order placement, project management, receiving, delivery, and installation.
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February 14, 2019

Designing for Businesses

The workplace can be looked at as a system of parts and pieces regularly in flux. This complex system can be broken down into three simple themes — people, place, and technology. When you unpack and analyze each topic, you begin to see the intricacies of the modern-day office. The workplace consists of:
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February 14, 2019

Designing for Government

Government buildings come in all shapes, sizes, functionalities, and design. While the government building typology canvases political departments between city, state and federal, the survey focused on our city. As a U.S. city, Austin is one of the newer cities founded only about 180 years ago in 1839. Because the culture of Austin leans toward the more innovative side of the scale between history and modernity, it’s no wonder our government aims to reflect this and more.
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February 14, 2019

Designing for Healthcare

The healthcare industry is a complex system which can be confusing or stressful for its end users. Designers take this and many other topics into consideration when renovating or designing for new healthcare facilities. The data below is based on general hospitals with over 500 beds.
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February 14, 2019

Designing for Higher Education

Several factors have driven immense change in higher education design just in the last decade. · Students — who they are and how they want to learn and work. · Education — new curricula and engagement techniques. · Technology — its impact on learning and new innovations. As college students head into a new school year, we wanted to better understand their needs and how our industry is designing for them today. We received feedback from architects, designers, project managers, facility managers, and teachers.
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February 14, 2019

Hospitality Influencing the Workplace

The lines between work, home, and hospitality are blurring in corporate design. Soft lounge furniture, café-like seating, amenities like ping-pong and foosball tables, and on-site baristas and massage services are finding their way into offices. This trend is a direct response to employees wanting to feel comfortable and relaxed in their work environment and wanting the flexibility to work in a different space other than a personal desk. We surveyed the design community, employees, and employers to further understand the significance of hospitality design in their workplace.
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February 14, 2019

How Color, Lighting, and Materiality Affect Us

Architecture, interior design, and furniture play an integral role in shaping a user’s experience, health, and mood while in a space. Color can be a powerful communication tool in the workplace to enhance the overall brand experience, but it also has important psychological effects on people. Blues and greens tend to be more calming, while reds and oranges can increase energy levels. Lighting also affects people. It’s been proven that natural and healthy artificial light reduces depression, improves our digestion, regulates our sleeping patterns, and inspires creativity. Even certain materials have unique psychological effects. For our June survey, we asked for your thoughts on color, lighting, and materiality in the workplace.
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February 14, 2019

Workplace Culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” We’ve all heard this famous quote, thanks to Peter Drucker. He said it in a time when culture (people) was overlooked by organizational strategy (vision & goals). You can imagine the adverse reactions he probably received in his time with that statement. Fast forward to today where culture IS a strategy that companies are paying big money for. Today, organizations are leading with culture to better inform their strategy and operations. When companies focus on culture, it boosts morale, people are more productive, and the workplace is more enjoyable, so people tend to stick longer with the company. This focus, in turn, produces higher employee retention, productivity, and revenue growth. Wanting to know how others are addressing culture, we asked for your feedback. Here’s what you had to say.
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February 14, 2019

Biophilic Office Design

As the workplace evolves, bringing nature into a work environment has become a trendy approach to improve employee wellbeing and experience. It is scientifically proven that human beings have an intuitive connection with nature. This strong bond shared between humans and nature is called biophilia. Biophilic design is much more than just adding plants into an interior environment. This design approach is much deeper. By looking at the essence of nature, we can begin to embrace biophilic design. We asked your thoughts on the topic. Here’s what you had to say.
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February 14, 2019

Designing for Behavior

Ever heard the expression “if you build it, they will come?” This has some merit in the A+D community, but many factors can contribute to a space being used in unintended, incorrect ways or not really used at all. Interior design and psychology go hand in hand. To create successful workplace interiors, designers need to understand the psychology behind their design choices as it relates to human analysis and behavior. By understanding people and the behaviors we want to encourage, we can provide workspaces that inspire, focus, and engage employees. We took a pulse on your thoughts about workplace behaviors. Here’s what you had to say.
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February 12, 2019

Well Being in the Workplace.

You’ve heard it before: wellbeing in the workplace. It’s become a highly sought-after corporate strategy, but what does it all mean? A human being’s wellbeing is purely about health and happiness in life, work, and love. Humans are complex creatures, which is why a holistic approach is required when evaluating someone’s wellbeing. You have to consider a person’s physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, and environmental health to really gauge their overall happiness.
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