Posts Tagged ‘American Design Associates’

3 Ways Space Planning Can Improve a Commercial Office

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Discover how space planning could benefit your commercial office.

Discover how space planning could benefit your commercial office.

Space planning is a crucial aspect of any office building, whether it be a small business or a Fortune 500 company. American Design Associates offers comprehensive space planning services to improve your new or existing business. Discover how space planning could benefit your commercial office in the following ways. (more…)

The Benefits of an Open-Plan Office

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Discover how your employees and your business could benefit from an open-plan office design.

Discover how your employees and your business could benefit from an open-plan office design.

Visit any modern-day office building, and you’re bound to encounter an open-plan space. Businesses everywhere, from technology startups to marketing agencies, are opting for alternative office plans. Discover how your employees and your business could benefit from an open-plan office design.   (more…)

How Environmentally Friendly is Your Office Furniture?

Friday, October 6th, 2017
How Environmentally Friendly is Your Office Furniture?

While many offices have already made the switch to Energy Star-rated equipment, countless others are finally taking the plunge into environmentally friendly office furniture.

Modern offices are growing more concerned about the sustainability of their office, from the technology they use to the chairs they sit on every day. While many offices have already made the switch to Energy Star-rated equipment, countless others are finally taking the plunge into environmentally friendly office furniture. (more…)

3 Conference Room Design Mistakes to Avoid

Friday, July 29th, 2016
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The right conference room design will help you and your business thrive, but look out for these common mistakes.

A conference room is one of the busiest in an office. This is where coworkers meet with each other, current and possible clients, and prospective new hires. Since it serves such a vital function in an office, it’s important to do it right. If you are moving offices or just want to revamp your conference room design. Here are a few things to avoid to make sure your conference room is the epicenter of collaboration and creation in your office. (more…)

The Benefits of Hiring an Office Furniture Consultant

Friday, March 11th, 2016
Office furniture consultant

Take the hassle out of furnishing and designing your office by hiring a professional consultant.

There are office furniture salespeople, there are office furniture suppliers, there are office furniture installers, and there’s us. All of the above, plus the added benefit of consultation. What exactly does that mean — to be an office furniture consultant? Well, you’ll have to keep reading to figure it out! (more…)

Designing an Effective and Collaborative Conference Room

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The classic definition of a conference room is changing. Learn about new collaborative spaces in this blog post.

Today’s workplace is shifting significantly from one of individual work and separation, to one of group work and collaboration. With that in mind, designing a conference room or other collaborative space has gained much more weight in its importance when furnishing an office. From comfort to functionality, conversation to technology, there’s a lot to keep in mind. Here are some tips that we’ve come up with to ease the process. (more…)

Optimizing Your Office Redesign to Boost Workplace Productivity

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Learn about the ways an office redesign can enhance your workplace productivity!

Just because we’re in limbo between New Year’s resolutions and spring cleaning doesn’t mean it’s not still a good time to make some changes. If things around the office need some freshening up as we fight the last month of wintertime blues, then by all means freshen them up! Many business owners don’t realize the benefits of an office redesign, and in doing so, you’ll gain added pluses in changing up the layout to enhance your workplace productivity. Here’s how your office redesign can send workplace productivity through the roof. (more…)

Why Your Business Needs to Upgrade to High Density Filing

Friday, January 29th, 2016
high density filing system

Does your filing system need an upgrade? Read on to learn about high density filing.

If you run a business that requires a lot of paperwork, such as a legal or medical practice, you undoubtedly have quite the hefty filing system. You probably have shelves and shelves of files taking up excessive space somewhere in your office building. What if we told you that we could squeeze all of that into a more compact high density filing system? You might reply that your current filing system is working just fine and things are running well enough as is. Well, “just fine” and “well enough” don’t slide with us. Here’s why you need to upgrade. (more…)

How the Right Classroom Furniture Can Benefit Students

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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The right classroom furniture can provide serious benefits to the learning environment.

Classrooms have come a long way from the one-room schoolhouses of the past. The teaching that goes on within those classrooms has also changed significantly in that time. With more modern approaches comes the awareness of student needs, and how to optimize learning spaces to fit those needs. According to recent data from School Planning & Management, mindfully chosen classroom furniture from a high quality furniture supplier can help create an effective and high-performance classroom environment. Read on to learn how. (more…)

Where Can I Find Quality Dormitory Furniture?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

For a college student, a dormitory serves as much more than just a place to sleep. It becomes an office, a living room, a study area, a kitchen, and a gathering place for friends. A dorm is a high-traffic area, and so the furniture in it needs to be able to serve a variety of purposes and to be able to stand up to year after year of wear and tear. When considering how to furnish a university or college dormitory, American Design Associates can work with you to determine what pieces will be able to stand the test of time (and frat boys).

For individual rooms

Of all the areas in a dormitory, the individual rooms go through the most use. But because universities have to accommodate thousands of students, often time dorm rooms are on the smaller size. Consider furniture that will pull double duty: a dresser that can be topped with a bookshelf, beds that rise up to allow for space underneath, or a desk with ample storage. Think also of furniture that can piece together like a puzzle. Many desks can be designed to overlap with shelving and beds can be lofted in order to set up an office space underneath. Another important thing to consider is how the furniture will work with each student’s style; if it’s going to be their home for the next four years, they’re going to want to personalize it. Furniture that is neutral in color and non-specific in design won’t clash with their décor and will allow them to adapt the space to their own preferences.

For the common areas

Here, durability is the keyword. For common areas such as lounges, TV rooms, and kitchens, the number of students who have access to and are using the spaces increases, and so the furniture you provide will have to be tough enough to deal with all that use. Think of sturdy, dark colored tables for kitchens (less likely to show any staining from spilled ramen noodles) and couches and chairs with firm, full padding so they are less likely to sag over the years.

Designing a dormitory? Call on American Design Associates for more details.

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American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.


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