Some architecture and interior design trends should just go away.

While every building and workspace is tied to the era in which it was designed, following trends too closely can make a project look dated. We polled the PlanForce staff of Minneapolis architects and interior designers to see which design trends they will be all too happy to see die. Here’s what they had to say:

Workspace design for Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

To make the most of your office footprint, create spaces that can be utilized in more than one way and work to get the relationships right between each of the different spaces.

Interior Design as Business Therapy

The title on my business card and the sign above the door say that I am a commercial interior designer, and this is certainly true. Some days, however, I am as much of a therapist as a designer.

With more massive growth projected over the coming years, PowerObjects turned to PlanForce Group to design a new 20,000 square foot office space on the eighth floor of the TractorWorks building in Minneapolis’ North Loop.

The 2017 MNCAR Industrial Deal of the Year was awarded to the new My Pillow manufacturing facility in Shakopee, MN. Last year, the company realized the need to consolidate and expand several divisions. My Pillow had been operating out of five buildings in Shakopee, but it wanted to move 50,000 square feet of pillow production,…

Office interior design rendering created with Building Information Management (BIM) system

Over the past several years, the architecture and commercial interiors industry has been making a shift from using traditional, two-dimensional CAD systems to three-dimensional Building Information Management (BIM) systems like Revit. Most clients view the major benefit of this change in the ability to really start seeing the space and how it’s developing. With a…

  With more than 30 years in the commercial architecture and interiors business, we’ve pretty much done it all at PlanForce. From healthcare and restaurants to hospitality, retail, and corporate offices, we have a depth of experience that can’t be ignored. But which projects are our favorites, and what makes them so special? Hint: it…

10400 Viking Drive Office Lobby Interior Design

In the past, office lobbies served as little more than a bank of elevators and a front door — a passageway between the sidewalk and your tenants’ desks. But today’s tenants want to work in a building that is both functional and attractive. In the current aggressive office market, many landlords find that designing common…

Sketch of open office design of the future

  The way we look at office design is changing, as the old-school office space just won’t work for the businesses of tomorrow. To help you better understand how changes in technology, market dynamics, and even brain science will drive the workspace of the future, we’ve gathered some of the latest reading from around the…

Erbert & Gerberts Restaurant Architecture

 Drafters like me aren’t very interesting. We spend a lot of time with our heads down, drawing the details of commercial architecture and interiors projects. Everything from floor plans to elevations to wall sections — and lots and lots of details. All of the details needed to convey to the contractor what’s going on….

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