Category: Project Blogs

Creating a Real Sense of Community

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. K2M Design, formerly InterDesign, partnered with Westminster Village North to take a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Communities may be organic by […]

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City of Key West Truman Waterfront Park Phase 1B

K2M Design and the City of Key West have had a long-standing partnership working together on a collection of projects, most recently Truman Waterfront Phase 1B. Previously completed, Phase 1A of the Truman Waterfront redevelopment included an amphitheater, park, and water park. Phase 1B includes renovation of a service building and the police equestrian facilities […]

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Rebuilding a Dream Home in the Keys post Hurricane Irma

From the desk of Joe Moody: On the first day K2Mrs were allowed to enter the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma, I received a call from Drs. Douglas and Gerry Mader. They were referred to K2M by a mutual friend Tim Root, CEO of McKendry Builders and needed a professional to inspect and evaluate their […]

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Post-Hurricane Renovation: Advanced Auto Parts

For over four months the Advance Auto Parts in Marathon, Florida lay boarded up after Hurricane Irma. The damage was quite substantial and included partial roof and full interior loss as well as MEP system and structural damage. Following a settlement with the insurance company, Advanced Auto Parts contracted with K2M Design to bring their […]

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Protecting Privacy and Dignity

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. People are getting older The […]

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Supporting Your Construction Project with Inspection Services

Construction is booming in the Florida Keys with many trying to get their homes and businesses back in operation. In some instances, the local municipalities lack enough inspectors to meet the demands of the hundreds of projects happening in the lower, middle, and upper Keys. Many times the municipality have a process where a registered […]

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Expectations from Today’s Seniors… and Tomorrow’s

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Not all that long ago, […]

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Westminster Village North: Thinking About Tomorrow

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. “Westminster Village North’s board was […]

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The Ongoing Transformation of a Life Plan Community

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Not-for-profit Life Plan communities (the […]

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Efficient Façade Redevelopment Study

K2M Design® recently assisted a regional developer partner with a budget conscious concept design. The concept was for a phased refresh of a legacy property in their portfolio to support construction estimating efforts. The initial concept was delivered within two weeks of field documentation, and refinements executed within a week of owner comments for an […]

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K2M at Marriott Key Center

K2M Design is honored to be working at an iconic landmark in the Cleveland skyline, Key Tower is the 24th tallest building in the United States. Currently engaged in Design Development with the Marriott at Key Center, K2M is planning the renovation of the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby/greatroom, public restrooms, lobby lounge, fine […]

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ACA Winter Conference Recap

Scott Moore, one of K2M Design’s Correctional Practice Group Leaders, attended the 2017 American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference in San Antonio, TX and upon his return the entire Correctional Practice group was excited to share the  latest news and insight in the corrections industry. The conference incorporates various business segments such as owners, both public […]

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K2M Design, the Culture Architect

Since its founding in 2001, K2M Design has created environments for businesses that are reflective of their vision, shared values, and desire to improve operational efficiencies by identifying the uniqueness of your business. We use our specialized Visioning process to learn: who you are, what you do, and what you stand for. Through this process we […]

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Taking Store Closings and Turning Them into New Opportunities

Major department stores, including Macy’s and Sears / Kmart, have collectively closed hundreds of stores over the last couple years to address the losses from unprofitable stores. As is typical at the start of a new year, many companies just announced another series of closures expected in 2017. When an anchor store closes, it often […]

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How Hotels Can Compete with the Sharing Economy

Peer to peer markets, also known as the sharing economy, have been popping up in long established industries as alternates to the traditional goods and services. From ride sharing, like Uber and Lyft, to home and vacation rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO – how are these peer to peer markets impacting the established hotel […]

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Trends in Government Facility Design in 2017

The HOK and K2M team are currently in design development for the Circleville Juvenile Detention Facility

As we enter 2017, it’s important to reflect on years past, looking into how design philosophy has evolved and where we see those philosophies in design moving in coming years. We understand the challenges associated with government entities moving slowly when change is needed, but we are optimistic with the movements afoot that are revolutionizing […]

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Leveraging the Future of Retail Industry

What does the future of your retail business look like? E-commerce sites like Amazon, Alibaba, and Ebay have drastically changed the retail landscape in the past few years. The internet has become both physically and virtually immersive. But there is good news, research shows that the traditional brick and mortar store is still favored by […]

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Hospitality Trends in 2017

As we enter 2017, we’ve been doing some real thinking and reading about the core elements of good hotel design and operations that separate properties from being “OK” to creating raving fans that keep coming back. The concept of “work, play, lounge, and eat” in the 3-4 star market really sums up the basic essentials […]

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Floor Focus Magazine – DoubleTree Key West Cover

K2M Design’s DoubleTree Key West project was featured on the cover of Floor Focus Magazine with an great article from K2Mr Rachel Maher. The article will be posting on the Floor Daily website later this month!

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Mobility in the Workplace

Commercial Office Design for Accumen Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio

Mobility within the workplace is the freedom to choose to be productive in spaces and places other than one’s desk, based on what will best suit the task to be performed. This flexibility has profound implications on the culture of a company, affecting how employees see their work and the value placed on it. These […]

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Outparcel Impact on Center’s Front Door

Recently, there has been a significant uptick in the amount of outparcel building development across the US. Ranging in size from 6,500 to over 10,000 square feet, these buildings are establishing the front door to many prominent centers and malls. With this surge in development there’s an opportunity for Owners and Architects to think beyond […]

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Making Hospitality more Hospitable with Techology

Technology continues to change the way we interact within our environments. In our homes, at the office, and while traveling, we are inundated with the fast pace in which technology is making our lives easier. These days when renting a car, you reserve in advance and then walk to your parking spot to pick up […]

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Repurposing by Placemaking

Repurposing aged properties requires a commitment to creativity. Developing an underutilized property takes a keen understanding of the local marketplace and alignment with a variety of stakeholders. Often as designers, we rush in to answer the questions posed by an Owner such as, “what can I do with this asset to improve its performance?” We […]

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State of the Hospitality Industry from the Lodging Conference

Scott Maloney and Kelli Schaffran attended the Lodging Conference 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona and they returned with the latest news from insiders and experts in the hospitality industry. Although the impact of public REITs and large equity companies staying on the sidelines is reflected in the transaction volume being down 50%+ in 2016 over 2015 and portfolio deals down […]

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Office Hotelling

With the advent of mobility made possible by technology (smart phones, tablets and ever smaller laptops), there are greater opportunities for a flexible work environment. With technology, comes freedom from paper that has traditionally tied us to a fixed office – making possible the true paperless office environment. In reality, it has changed the very concept […]

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