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3 Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Room

Friday, September 1st, 2017
3 Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Room

Many office layouts are straying from what most of us picture as the traditional cubicle, desk, and office formats.

Many office layouts are straying from what most of us picture as the traditional cubicle, desk, and office formats. They have adopted open floor plans that feature sofas, shared round tables, and even the option to work outside. The conference room, which usually serves as a hub for meetings and general collaboration has also seen a facelift. Here are some alternatives to the traditional long table surrounded by chairs that you might see at your office in the near future. (more…)

Designing an Effective and Collaborative Conference Room

Friday, February 12th, 2016
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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…)

Tips and Tricks for Designing a Conference Room

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Today, office design is centered more and more on conference rooms.

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American Design Associates has a few tips and tricks that can help you get started on your office design plans for your conference room.

Whether employees telecommute or physically work at your location, you still need a centralized area for communication. American Design Associates has a few tips and tricks that can help you get started on your office design plans for your conference room. (more…)

Creating your Conference Room

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

A conference room is where some of the most important decisions for your business will be made, so the look of your conference room should reflect its importance.

Before you start daydreaming about what your conference room could look like, understand your exact needs. Easy collaboration is the most important aspect of a conference room, so how can you maximize your productivity within this space, and make sure it can handle all of your expectations?

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The Conference Room: What to Consider

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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A conference room is the heart of your business. Without a conference room, your team is unable to meet with each other, or with clients. A conference room should be a dedicated space for collaboration and team building for your business. In order to create the ideal conference room for your business, it is important to keep the following in mind:

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Creating a Conference Room: What NOT To Do

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Designing the perfect office means more than simply picking out some desks and chairs and calling it a day. Every room in the office deserves attention, none more perhaps than the conference room. Your conference room design says a lot about your company, and as the site where you may have meetings with potential clients, it is vital that it makes a good first impression. To ensure this, follow American Design Associates’ advice on what NOT to do when designing your office conference room.

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One thing to keep in mind when designing your conference room is the kind of events that will take place in it. Important business meetings, conference calls, job interviews: all of these are essential components of your company, and they are too important to jeopardize in any way. With that being said, make sure to avoid unnecessary distractions in the design of your conference area. Keep the color palette neutral, do not overcrowd the table with too many chairs, and don’t let the room become a storage space for old files and spare equipment. Think clean, simple, and distraction-free.

Another important aspect of your conference room design that you may overlook is the necessity for a “fuel station.” Clients may want refreshment during a long meeting, and so having a mini-fridge stocked with water bottles and/or a coffeemaker can be extremely useful. You should also have a stash of healthy snacks on hand, such as fruits and nuts, to offer the group. Don’t ignore your clients and employees’ basic needs- a little energy boost from a banana or cup of joe could be just the thing to boost creativity as well!

Keep these “don’ts” in mind when designing your conference room with help from American Design Associates.

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.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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Designing the Perfect Conference Room

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The conference room is in many ways the heart of the office- it is the gathering place for company meetings, the collaborative space for group projects, and the center for presentations of new and innovative ideas. In order to ensure that you are best utilizing your conference room, you will need to know the best method of design for the space. Luckily, the office design experts from American Design Associates are here to help!

Key Components of a Conference Room

One thing you will want to be sure to feature in your conference room is modern furnishings. You do not want your business to look antiquated or outdated in any way, as this could indicate to potential clients that you are behind the times and not prepare to evolve in the current business world. Modern furnishings with contemporary, clean lines are a subtle way of indicating that you stay on the cutting edge in your chosen field and are prepared to stay ahead of the pack.

Another thing to keep in mind when designing your conference space is the many uses of the room. Because you will have things like product pitches and presentations held in the conference room, you do not want there to be too many distractions for your speakers. That being said, neither do you want bare, clinical-looking walls. Be selective with these kinds of design details then; you can have art hung on the walls so long as it is minimalistic and doesn’t clutter up the space, or consider installing bookcases or shelving to give the room a sense of depth and texture without overfilling it.

As far as the actual composition of the room goes, bear in mind that while oftentimes the people in the room will be focused on a solitary speaker, you want to encourage discussion and collaboration when appropriate. Rounded or elliptical-shaped tables are the ideal way to ensure that everyone can see and hear each other during group meetings.

Want help designing the perfect conference room? Call American Design Associates today!

Perfect Conference Rooms

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.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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How can I better Survive Conference Calls by adding Comfortable Office Furniture?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Do you find yourself sitting in conference calls often? Do you feel rather uncomfortable as you multi-task in the conference room? Then it’s time to renovate your conference room.

Much like many employees and business owners, you will spend a great deal of time in your conference room. The conference room is one of the most hated rooms in the office building. If you can make it a more comfortable work environment, you can enhance your business productivity and make conference calls less excruciating by having a highly functional conference room design and ergonomic furniture.

By having stylish and sturdy ergonomic furniture in the conference room, you can make it easier for people on a team project to be more collaborative and outspoken during conference meetings.

Remember, an efficient work environment is a happy work environment. Have your conference room designed in a way that makes the office work environment comfortable enough to accomplish greatness for your company. From conference room décor to adjustable furniture, you need your conference room to serve the needs of business partners and clients. You cannot go wrong with mobile tables, executive chairs and other essential conference room furniture. This is how you can effectively streamline your conference room space.

Have a look at our Conference room furniture today. Here at American Design we offer a great selection of conference room tables and chairs. Let us plan , layout and furnish your conference room today.

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.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 , contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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Energize your Conference Room Design

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Anyone who works in an office knows that the conference room is where ideas flow and while it is important that the rest of the office be a cohesive space, the conference room is a number one priority for energy and creativity. In order to get a good flow of ideas, you first need a good flow of energy in that space. It is easy to make a conference room a place that is somewhere employees want to spend time rather than just that room where all the important meetings are held while everyone holds a cup of coffee and stifles a yawn. Design, color, and space are all very important when considering decorating and furnishing a conference room.Conference Room Design

  • Energizing colors – Many studies have been done on colors and hues and how they affect peoples’ work and moods. One of the most popular office colors is blue because it makes people feel calm and more willing to collaborate with others, which is necessary in a conference. Bright hues of red cause people to be more excited. This makes reds good as accent colors because it gets employees moving faster and helps motivate them.
  • Space – Keeping the space open and well lit is very important for productivity. While natural light is good, sometimes it is best to mimic natural light rather than having windows in your conference room, which can be very distracting. Adding lights and plants to the room will make it feel more open and breathable. It is also best to keep the space around the table and chairs open so employees do not feel too cramped and can leave room for the ideas to flow.
  • Furnishings – While you want your employees to be comfortable in the conference room, you also want them to stay focused and awake. The best way to achieve this is with chairs that provide support along with comfort. Support in a chair is more important than for just staying focused, too. It can prevent back and neck problems and promote easier breathing. The same idea goes for the table. While it should be big enough to fit everyone you need in a meeting, it should also be small enough to make meetings feel intimate and inclusive.

American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.

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.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.

Also, be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

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