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The Science Behind Interior Design

What are Interior Design and Space Planning and how are they beneficial in a commercial setting? Interior Design and Space Planning reach far beyond the color of the walls, pattern in the carpet and where the lobby chairs are located. Imagine putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle – each tile is ... READ MORE

Space Planning – What is it and Why is it Important?

  As architects and planners, our job is to create and transform spaces to tell our client’s story and promote their vision with innovative design solutions. Each client and their needs differ. The space created should symbolize the heart of the organization and afford the inhabitants both ... READ MORE

The Evolving Office – Open Space Architecture

Office space architecture has evolved dramatically over the decades. The norm is no longer four white walls packed with cubes and copiers. Established and contemporary employers alike have taken heed of this trend. The benefits of an architecturally appealing office space – obtaining and ... READ MORE

Office Space Planning – 7 Pieces of Bad Advice and How to Avoid Them

  If you’re looking to renovate, move, downsize or expand your office, there’s a lot to consider. It isn’t just about furniture and paint, though these are important. It’s about thinking long-term – how your business could grow and adapting to the changes of your industry. So for the sake ... READ MORE

The Evolving Workplace – Office Space Planning

Stark offices filled with cubicles and tired faces are a thing of the past. Employers and businesses that want to retain talent and maintain relationships with clients need to utilize their office space as a direct demonstration of where they’re headed. And even more than branding, a bright and ... READ MORE

WSU OneStop Shop

Wichita State University just unveiled their new OneStop, where students can go to connect with campus support staff about a variety of topics: Academic Advising, Financial Aid and Records & Registration. WDM’s interior design staff updated the space to create an inviting atmosphere ... READ MORE

Kansas Architecture Firm Take On The Future Of Office Design

Most people don’t think too much about their office furniture. “If it’s functional, it’s working” is often the attitude. But, office furniture manufacturers and dealers feel differently. They spend millions each year researching new ways to respond to the dynamic needs and interests of today’s ... READ MORE

Healthcare Architects and the Rapid Change in MOB Design

The graying of America and the on going implementation of the Affordable Care Act has placed a giant bulls-eye on healthcare facilities. The industry is evolving …rapidly. We, as healthcare architects, must work even closer with providers to develop proactive solutions that allow them to better ... READ MORE

Ambassador Hotel wins 2014 Award of Honor from AGI

WDM Architects was recently recognized for our part on the team that converted the historic 14-story Union National Bank building in downtown Wichita into an upscale boutique hotel. Other recognized team members were Key Construction and the Ambassador Hotel Group. The team was recognized by ... READ MORE

Interior Design

“You can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.” Well, the same adage can be applied to Architecture; there is much more to a building on its inside (and how people working within it) that truly reflects culture and personality. Interior Design marries form and function to ... READ MORE