discover + reimagine

unlocking human insights for better organizations & communities

At Kolar we leverage our research and publishing LAB KEI to create a positive impact on business by discovering and reimagining people + process + place.

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about kolar experience institute

The Kolar Experience Institute™ (KEI) is a research and insights institute focused on exploring the intersection of people, process, and place in pursuit of finding solutions that create a positive impact for our clients and communities.

Our vision is to understand the genius loci, or “spirit of the place”, and the behaviors that drive the human experience within the business.

KEI unlocks the ideas and solutions of industry thought leaders, researchers, design thinkers, architects, designers, and business leaders to make a greater impact with our clients and communities. With our partners, we focus on developing deeper connections and help to advance organizations and economic development.

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our team.

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kelly kolar
President & Founder
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serge bruylants
Managing Director, Interiors
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mary dietrich
Managing Director, Experiential Graphic Design

research + insights

Connect the dots with brilliant data that influences impactful designs. 

assessments + KPI development

design thinking co-creation workshops

actionable
roadmaps

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right to win cities

Collectively, with our partners KEI brings a comprehensive approach to community development - an entirely new way of thinking for cities. Making development matter to people and places in our communities around our region. Our mission is to cultivate and implement innovative strategies that foster a durable and prosperous economy, enabling organizations, states, regions and cities to foster a diversity of thriving industries and a unique sense of place to withstand economic downturns.

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Discover some of our case studies and projects highlights

KOLAR EXPERIENCE INSTITUTE PARTNERS IN NEW COMMUNITY BUILDING INITIATIVE: OURSHOP

 

DEVELOP A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS REGARDING RETURNING TO WORK

 

HEALTHCARE DESIGN CONFERENCE