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Opening a restaurant? Why an architect is more valuable to you than you may think.

Authored by: Justin Alpert, AIA, NCARB

You are going to open a new restaurant? That’s awesome! There has never been a better time. Online shopping is only increasing and shopping centers need more restaurants to attract shoppers.  You have your idea for the restaurant, now you need to establish your team of consultants that focus on the items that aren’t your specialty;

Accountant/financial advisor…check.  Lawyer….check.  Real Estate Broker…check. Architect…???

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Enhancing the Patient Experience through Efficient Design

Authored by: Julie Nelligan, NCIDQ

Let’s be realistic, no one looks forward to going to the dentist. For many patients, it can be a daunting experience, but through efficient design, it can be a place that people can feel comfortable. The space can be the main driver in retaining existing patients and attracting potential patients, which, in turn, will generate revenue for you and your practice.

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Amanda Johnson Promoted to Project Manager

Authored by: Lindsay B. Corsino

Simsbury, CT – Phase Zero Design, a national architecture, interior design and planning services firm, is thrilled to announce the promotion Amanda Johnson to Project Manager.  Amanda has been with Phase Zero for three years and leads Phase Zero Design’s team for the Foot Locker account.

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Phase Zero Design Creates Catalyst Café for Restaurateur, William Kovel and Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Authored by: Lindsay B. Corsino

Phase Zero Design is pleased to announce start of construction for restaurateur, William Kovel’s new quick serve restaurant concept, Catalyst Café located at 75 Binney Street, an Alexandria Real Estate Equities Property.

The Phase Zero Design’s Restaurant design team developed the concept for the 2,500 square foot fast-casual restaurant that will occupy the ground floor of the 75-125 Binney Street Project, a 386,000 square foot multi-building life sciences complex.

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Phase Zero Design Awarded New Escape Room Concept

Authored by: Lindsay B. Corsino

Phase Zero Design has been awarded the first locations for Skeleton Key, a new and growing escape room concept located within prime retail locations, initially in New England.  An escape room is an immersive live-action game, where small groups of players work together in a themed environment, against the clock, to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.  Players search and engage with the setting, leading them to decipher codes, hidden keys, and secret passageways.

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Seeing Is Believing: Wilsonart Factory Tour

As interior designers we specify numerous products every day. As a design community, we use these products in projects that range from residences to shopping centers. I, for one, always strive to know where each product originates and the ease of its installation so I can know if it’s the right fit for an application. I decided to write about the recent experience my coworker Amanda and I had while visiting the Wilsonart factory in Temple, Texas because it was the first time I truly witnessed the making of a product start to finish.

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The Value of 3D Rendering: Part 2

Authored by: Jason Woodworth

Last week I discussed what 3D renderings are, why we use them, how they are created.  What I haven’t discussed is the true value 3D renderings can have for a project, throughout every phase of the design process.  Before making a decision about whether or not to use renderings, consider these factors that could prevent countless additional costs down the road.

 

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The Value of 3D Rendering: Part 1

Authored by: Jason Woodworth

Why use 3D renderings?

Even as a design professional, I still sometimes struggle to envision the end product from the very start of a project.  This got me thinking: my clients aren’t always experienced with the design process, and if I sometimes have trouble visualizing exactly how a project will look, how must someone who doesn’t do this every day feel? 

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