21 Apr

Where Sustainability, Productivity, and Well-Being Meet

In today’s battle for talent, sustainability matters. According to a recent survey published by Fast Company, nearly 40% of millennials have chosen a job because of company sustainability. Less than a quarter of gen X respondents said the same, and 17% of baby boomers. With this shift in ideology in mind, it would put companies at a competitive advantage to invest in sustainability now, and that includes the work environment you provide for your employees.

11 Aug

WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY, THE TEACHER WILL APPEAR

This summer I returned back to my alma mater to team teach Design Systems, a junior-level experiential graphic design (EGD) course. We guide students to research social issues within local communities to co-create wayfinding systems and strategic placemaking design. For most, this is their first encounter designing complex three-dimensional systems, working in scale, and within the built environment.

2 Jun

CONNECTING PEOPLE + PLACE

In January of 1990, kolar was founded by an entrepreneur with a far-reaching dream that the “power of design could make a difference in the world.” It is that original dream that continues our exploration into the transformative power of design. A tool that when used properly can excite, entice and even invigorate people to make a difference.