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What’s driving today’s office design and employee engagement? According to a new trend update from SEAATS office furnishings company, there are 5 key trends in office design and furniture selection that are important for keeping employees happy and engaged…

Earles Architects and Associates (EAA) has completed the architectural design for a 25,000-square-foot office space for Geneva Trading at 190 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago. EAA’s office design, spread over one full floor and part of another floor, will help the fast-growing trading firm consolidate three offices into one…

Earles Architects and Associates (EAA) is starting architectural design work on a full floor office build-out for Clarity Partners, LLC at 20 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The management and technology consulting company is moving into 12,000 square feet on the top of the 36-floor building…

The collaborative work environment has become a mainstay in many offices across the country. While some tenants rave about the large, open spaces, flexible furniture arrangements, and sense of creativity it fosters, others are screaming for peace and quiet.

Earles Architects and Associate’s Ermin, Joan and Mark created a custom nickle backsplash for one of EAA’s clients, a trading firm with headquarters in Chicago’s Loop. See how it was made below. More pictures to come when it is installed permanently.

Earles Architects and Associates was announced as a winner of a PSMJ Premier Award for Client Satisfaction for the second year in a row. In celebration of this achievement, PSMJ Resources will formally recognize the Premier Award winners at their 2015 A/E/C Industry Summit in San Francisco, Calif. on December 3rd and 4th…

Want to encourage collaboration? Whether building new or retrofitting, it’s easy to create collaborative spaces into today’s offices with smart space planning and innovative products. Try these tips from our designers: Think flexible and impromptu. Collaboration is both impromptu and planned. Moveable furniture and room dividers create different spaces for different occasions. Create multiple spaces…

Collaborative space—a common buzz word these days. What’s the latest from tech companies who were a driving force of this movement? We’re finding a wide spectrum: Tech companies that places a high emphasis on collaborative areas. They want open and closed settings that can fit 2 to 20 people, plus small huddle and video conferencing…

What are the top things tech companies want in their space? Give us cool space, but also make sure it will showcase our company—from the front entrance—and give us the functionality we need. That’s what we’re hearing from clients. Consider these ideas: Branding—can take the form of a unique door entrance or a bold show of…

Earles Architects and Associates has launched a commercial office furniture sales division. Known as SEAATS, the new division provides high-quality commercial office furniture from various industry lines including National Office Furniture, Krug, Lacasse, and HON. EAA is able to better serve its clients by offering furniture coordination and selection in addition to design services and space planning.