Our Chicago home away from home, ONE Global Design (OGD) partner firm Partners by Design, hosted a Sunbrella-sponsored happy hour event to welcome all visiting OGD firms. Meyer toured their new office and reconnected with 30-40 members from our global network – such as Hendrick from Atlanta, ZVA from Mexico City, Aqualino Leslie from Denver, Forge from San Francisco, Figure3 from Toronto, and Fox from Washington DC. Also in attendance were reps from Interiors & Sources and Interior Design Magazine.
Since 1969, NeoCon has served as a platform to introduce new ideas and innovations to the world of commercial design. Over 500 major manufacturers showcase their latest designs and technology, and 50,000 professionals attend NeoCon to connect and learn about the evolving industry.
“Going to NeoCon allows us to physically touch and interact with prototypes and new products so we are able to make design choices and recommendations for clients based on first-hand experience with the products. We learn straight from the manufacturers the pulse of the industry, where it’s headed, new ways of engaging employees in the work environment, and gain the latest feedback from users, designers, and clients. NeoCon is an opportunity to connect with manufacturers and learn about their processes, ensuring a smooth installation for our clients.” — Deb Breslow
Meyer Principal Deb Breslow and Furniture & Resource Manager Laura Price scoped out the top design and corporate interiors trends of 2018. Deb and Laura lead the Meyer interiors team in coordinating with manufacturers and distributors to find the perfect pieces for our clients’ spaces. Keep scrolling to discover Meyer’s Top 10 Trends!
Two of Meyer’s design projects were recently recognized by The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Philadelphia at The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards. The program recognizes quality in the commercial real estate industry and excellence in building management.
Bay Colony Executive Park in King of Prussia., PA received the Renovated Building of the Year Award, and Independence Blue Cross’s G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building received the Corporate Facility of the Year Award.
Meyer is proud to have worked closely the building owners, brokers and management teams for both of these projects.
Independence Blue Cross celebrated their 80th anniversary this week by announcing the development of The Independence Center for Innovation at their headquarters at 1901 Market Street.
No potable water, no electricity, sporadic running water, standing water from flooding, 4-5 hour lines at stores and gas stations, a fully saturated ground, bugs, and the smell of must and mildew all around…you get the picture, and this story hits close to our hearts.
Four months after Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane pummeled Puerto Rico, Meyer Gives Back sent one of our own home to do what we do best—Give Back. A plane ticket and monetary gift cards in hand, Lob Vargas, an architectural designer at Meyer traveled to his hometown of Mayaguez on the western coast of Puerto Rico to make a difference.
Culture matters, and in 2018 we’re owning ours!
After talking with our employees on how they define Meyer, five words came up over and over again:
FAMILY — we are a supportive group that embraces the entire Meyer extended family
FUN — from the events we host to the places we go, we love to have fun with our colleagues and our clients
CREATIVE — it’s what we do everyday – taking the elements and weaving them into our culture both externally and internally
AUTHENTIC — no gimmicks here. We are who we are, we talk the talk and walk the walk.
DIVERSE — we embrace and encourage different perspectives and celebrate our collective experiences that give us diversity of thought
These are the pillars that have sustained Meyer for over 40 years. Together we are stronger than we are individually, and that is what makes us special.
ULI Philadelphia held its second annual “Shark Tank”, a jaw-dropping event at the Pennovation Center on the campus of The University Pennsylvania, where real estate development entrepreneurs presented their local projects to a panel of real estate icons and industry-leader “shark” investors and financiers. The event provided captivating presentations and valuable insights to educate, inform and entertain ULI members and guests. Curated and started by ULI member and Meyer Business Development Manager, Matt Wittemann, Shark Tank was tailored after the popular TV show.
Meyer’s culture can be seen in everything we do from designing spaces, being inspired by places, and supporting our Meyer family. All of these elements make up the Heart of Meyer. Meyer Gives Back is our opportunity to “walk our talk” in our surrounding community through volunteer hours, fundraising, and a commitment to the causes that are especially important to our Meyer family.
This fall, the Meyer Senior Living Studio participated in the 2017 Philadelphia Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® at Citizens Bank Park, raising more than $2,700 in advancing Alzheimer’s support, care and research. In all, the Philadelphia Walk raised more than $1.3 million at this year’s event. Meyer Team Captain and Interior Designer Jenny Bauder, and Administrative Assistant Lyndi Smoluk, led the Meyer team through the cold weather to walk together in support of Alzheimer’s.