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Creating Visual Experiences Through Sightlines – Part 1 – The Need for Collaboration

August 31st, 2016

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In a recent article in Church Designer Magazine, author and design leader Chuck Hultstrand, provides an excellent overview of the key elements required to create visual experiences through the use of integrated sightlines.  With this article as our inspiration, we will use his writings as a launch pad for a series of upcoming blogs. Read more »

Less is More – Using Apple as an Example to Apply Minimalism in the AV Industry

June 1st, 2016

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This week, I would like to explore the crossroads we often come to when we want to add technology to a space.  It is so easy to get all “wound up” on all the AV technology possibilities we could do with a space. However, when all is said and done, that space could easily end up looking like a scene from Star Trek, which is so overwhelming and intimidating.  Truthfully, would you want to operate a display like the picture to the left? Buttons, lights, flashing, neon, knobs, no thanks. Read more »

Managing Restaurant Noise at Jackson’s Corner

December 9th, 2015

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Restaurant consumers were recently asked, “How do you feel about restaurant noise?” Of the 1,232 responses, nearly 80% said, “Loathe it.” (About 14% said they don’t notice noise, and about 7% love it.) Echoing numerous restaurant reviewers around the country, one participant commented, “The most consistent complaint I hear from friends and readers has to do with noisy restaurants.” It’s a common cry, one that has reached the pinnacle of customer dissatisfaction in the Zagat Dining Trends Survey. Diners around the country now rank noise in restaurants as their #1 complaint.

Today’s Project Highlight from 2015 is Jackson’s Corner Eastside location. I was asked to provide a proposal of cost to help this popular but noisy restaurant. “The customers are up and leaving, complaining they can’t carry on a conversation” described Palmer Noble, a Jackson’s Corner Manager. I was one of two people they asked to help them but I was chosen for one primary reason, which I am going to reveal at the end of the post. Keep reading…

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AV Design for 1001 Tech Center

December 7th, 2015

Tech centers are all the Rave! “Over the past decade, it just got to the point where it became cool to start a company here (Bend),” says Jim Boeddeker, Executive Director of Founderspad.  Hence, I introduce to you the 1001 Tech Center!

 

The 1001 Tech Center Building was the first of three tech center projects I have completed this year and the opportunities continue at comparable centers through word-of-mouth referrals. This is not your typical customer wanting a projector and screen. Every room is custom created and the resident interior designer is required to sign off on every step. No wall is the same as the next.

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