MODERN EFFICIENCY - MANAGING MOTHER NATURE'S TOUGHEST

Written By: Matt Drewes | October 30, 2017
In the past a building’s enclosure were far less complicated. The building’s architecture often reflected how the building works. In other words, the architecture reflected what area in the world it was located; factors like site orientation, using the natural topography and foliage to help a buildings Performance; a building’s shape and size can also influence how the exterior environments can affect the building’s performance. Often you had one feature of the buildings enclosure serving multiple purposes. However, today we can actively alter the interior environments regardless of how harsh the exterior environments are. All we have to do is adjust the little display located on the wall to whatever makes us comfortable. This modern luxury has drastically altered where and how we live. In the 1950 the percentage of the us population living within the sunbelt was around 28 percent, that number had grown to roughly 40 percent by the year 2000. (Rosen, Rebecca J. How the Air Conditioner Made Modern America, The Atlantic 2011) We also live in a global economy, a society were ideas and goods are as readily available as the air we breathe. Thanks to these innovations, modern architecture has now taken hold, a style that is no longer dependent on its immediate environment to drive the buildings design, rather modern technological innovations. However, I’m not saying that because of modern technology we can do away with the “old way of doing things”, but I am saying we can use it to make things better!

BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Written By: Codi Holtgrave | September 21, 2017
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. – E.O. Wilson. Biophilia: noun bio·phil·ia. So, what is it? Biophilia is defined as the inherent human inclination to affiliate with nature. More generally, this refers to our innate connection to nature and its process to improve our health and well-being through the spaces we live and work. Often, we find ourselves gravitating toward displays of nature, whether it be ogling a desktop background mountainscape, eating lunch on the outdoor patio with a view of the park, or reading Henry David Thoreau’s Walden while backed-up to a tree. Biophilic design attempts to invoke biophilia in the built environment by incorporating ecological trademarks such as natural lighting and live vegetation. There is evidence all around us of the benefits that biophilic design has to offer. These benefits are experienced through our health, sustainability, and economics. A few examples of the perceived benefits are: higher levels of well-being, increased productivity, decreased absenteeism, reduced stress, improved creativity, stronger connections among coworkers, and improved employee engagement. You might ask, what does biophilic design actually look like?

TOP 5 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS IN 2017 - NEOCON EDITION

Written By: Courtney Padgitt | August 11, 2017
To most Interior Designers, Christmas comes in June. The moment of walking into the Merchandise Mart in Chicago knowing you are about to gush over the never-before-seen furniture and finishes brings the same sense of joy as running down the steps to see what Santa left on Christmas morning. It’s no secret that designers plan for NeoCon, the annual trade show in the design world, months in advance preparing themselves for sensory overload of the latest trends. Being surrounded by thousands of like-minded people, hoping to catch one of the jam-packed elevators to make it to the next showroom tour in time, all while tracking well over the recommended steps per day on your Fitbit, the hustle and bustle of the Mart adds to the thrill. Our firm, Remiger Design, sent up 3 designers this year to understand where the future of design is headed, to see the newest products and to absorb the inspiration for commercial workplace settings. Here are the top 5 emerging trends Remiger Design took away from NeoCon 2017. Enjoy!

TEAM REMIGER CONTINUES TO GROW

Remiger Design is excited to welcome a brand new addition to our team. Matt Drewes has recently joined us as an intern architect! We are now a team of 13! All of us at Remiger are excited to be working on larger and more challenging projects both in St. Louis and nationwide. A few of our projects are recently completed, so be on the lookout for those photographs! Welcome to the team, Matt!

KIENER PLAZA PARK RIBBON CUTTING

City Arch River announces date for the Kiener Plaza Ribbon Cutting. "Join us on May 19 and 20 for the Kiener Plaza Ribbon Cutting & Celebration! In the redesigned Kiener Plaza, paths connect downtown pedestrian corridors. The Old Courthouse Lawn accommodates gatherings for different kinds of events. Other amenities include a bicycle parking grove, shade garden with tables and chairs, benches, fountain garden, and a children’s playground." Visit our Remiger Design Facebook page for event, music line-up, and parking info! We hope to see you there.

IGNITE YOUR LEADERSHIP BRILLIANCE

Mark your calendars for November 17th if you have ever wondered what secrets make leaders brilliant. What does it take as a leader to be a catalyst for igniting brilliance in your teams and creating unprecedented competitive advantages as well as profits? AmyK has the answers! More than 45,000 executives in nine countries have benefited from her keen insight and intuitive understanding of the issues leaders face. Her clients include AT&T, Expedia, IBM, Wells Fargo, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Herman Miller and hundreds more. Her latest book, The Secrets Leaders Keep, is an Amazon bestseller.

TEAM REMIGER CONTINUES TO GROW

We are excited to announce two new additions to the Remiger Design Team! Codi Rund and Mary Petschel join us as interior designers. Please drop by the office and say hello! Remiger Design also has an opening for an intern architect. Contact Denny Crain for more information at dcrain@remigerdesign.com.

IF I KNEW THEN...

Check it out! Our President, Vern Remiger, explains how certain mistakes have shaped his business philosophy in a Crain's series called "If I Knew Then..." Be sure to read the entire article at the following link: http://stlouis.crains.com/if-i-knew-then/vern-remiger/remiger-design?utm_ source=natlnewsletter&utm_medium= email&utm_content =general&utm_campaign=StLouis_ 20160718_0957

THE ARCH EARTHCAM

With City Arch River, we have been exploring the possibility of implementing an EarthCam Webcam at the top of the Arch! This will provide similar access to views from the Arch for those with personal limitations. Stay tuned for more Arch updates, and visit http://www.earthcam.com/ for more information on EarthCams!

NEOCON 2016 TRENDS

Hilary Sears and Lindsey Buening, two interior designers with Remiger Design, attended NeoCon 2016! They brought back a handful of exciting insights that will shape future design. A few of those trends include adjustable height work surfaces, puckered upholstery, cork, black & white, wood, Biophilic Design, and accessory storage. We can't wait to implement these into our designs!

PICNIC ON THE RIVERFRONT

It was a beautiful night for a ribbon cutting down on the riverfront! Only St. Louis would put up a 2,016 foot long picnic table so the whole town could eat together! Delicious St. Louis foodtrucks lined the never ending picnic table on both ends, and fed many people. Every one was excited to celebrate the progress of the CityArchRiver project, due for completion in 2017!

LATEST ADDITION TO THE REMIGER TEAM

The firm is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Kastl joining the team as our newest interior designer! Elizabeth is a recent graduate from Maryville University, and is excited to begin her design career at Remiger Design, a firm that is expanding and always looking out for a new perspective. Keep an eye out for the completion of our exciting current projects!

NEW SPONSORSHIP WALL DRAWS ATTENTION TO CAMPUS

Remiger Design completed the design of a Sponsorship Wall for a Global Technology Company in New York, gaining buzz around their campus. The design completed by using Seeyond Modular Panels, flat screen technology, and custom display cases showcase numerous items the company sponsors, ranging from sports to music. Be sure to check back in for more detailed photographs of how exactly the project came to life. From the Rendering (top image) to the actual end design (bottom image), the project allows for the employees to be immersed in the company brand in a progressive way.

ENGINEERING CENTER TO UNDERGO RENOVATION

Remiger Design is currently working on the renovation of The Engineering Center. The renovation includes a remodel of the auditorium, redesign of the fellowship hall, and development of a science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, learning facility. St. Louis Today recently featured the renovation in the Building Blocks Column highlighting St. Louis Real Estate and Development.

SUNSET COUNTRY CLUB

Remiger Design completed the second phase of a $5 million dollar renovation to Sunset Country Club, located on South Geyer Road near Interstate 270 and Gravois Road. The project included a gray stain on the 1950s clubhouse's red brick exterior, new port cocheres, a remodeled interior, new landscaping and repaved parking lots and walkways. Remiger Design worked with Sunset, acting as its own general contractor, and Bryne & Jones, R.V. Wagner Inc. and Sitelines Construction as the primary subcontractors.

REMIGER DESIGN CELEBRATES 5 YEARS AND EXPANDS STAFF

Remiger Design celebrates 5 years with the announcement of two new hires. The firm is pleased to announce Ryan Reu joining us as our newest intern Architect, and Lindsey Buening as our newest Interior Designer! Check out this article highlighting the history of the firm and more about Ryan and Lindsey: http://www.constructforstl.org/remiger-design-celebrates-5-years-and-expands-staff/

A POWER PLANT RECHARGES INTO A DINING DESTINATION

Using the integrity of the historic building while infusing a modern edge, Element offers a hip, eclectic dining experience. Be sure to read the entire article on Element from Full-Service Restaurants: Setting America's Table at the following link: https://www.fsrmagazine.com/design/power-plant-recharges-dining-destination

USING INTERIOR STRATEGIES TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

One of our Project Managers, Cara McKedy, was recently highlighted on Facilitiesnet Website. The article, written by Cara, focuses on how the office workplace is evolving and how productivity can be increased through different means of design. Be sure to read the entire article at the following link: http://www.facilitiesnet.com/design construction/article/-Using-Interior-Strategies-To-Boost-Productivity-Sustainability-Initiatives--16097?source=part

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: REMIGER DESIGN IN INTERIOR AND SOURCES

Interactive customer experience has been a large focus for one of our major Global Technology Companies. Vern Remiger was quoted in this Project Spotlight, “A typical corporation might hang a few well-placed monitors in its lobby and hope that someone retains that information, but our client would rather engage with its employees and customers through interactive experiences that leave a lasting impression.” Check out the following link to read the entire article on how integrating technology into the workplace can create a unique experience for employees.http://www.interiorsand sources.com/article-details/articleid/19227/title/project-spotlight-remiger-design.aspx

REMIGER DESIGN JOB OPENINGS

Our design team continues to grow: Remiger Design is actively seeking a Project Architect with 6-10 years experience (2+ years of Revit experience required) and an Interior Designer who is energetic, creative and a self-starter with 3-5 years experience, 2+ years of Revit experience required, and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign Skills. Please submit your resumes to general@remigerdesign.com. (POSTED 8/13/15). *UPDATE - Positions have been filled at this time. Please continue to check back as we continue to grow as a firm and new openings are posted. (POSTED 10/23/15)

SUNSET COUNTRY CLUB COMPLETES CLUBHOUSE WORK

Remiger Design recently completed a renovation of Sunset Country Club involving a new exterior stained facade, new port cocheres, a remodeled interior, new landscaping and repaved parking lots and walkways. St. Louis Today recently featured the renovation in the Building Blocks Column highlighting St. Louis Real Estate and Development.

ADAPTIVE REUSE: ELEMENT SHINES IN FORMER HOSPITAL POWER PLANT

Element, one of our projects, was featured in Restaurant Development + Design! Click on the following link to read the entire story: http://rddmag.com/design/restaurant-profiles/502-adaptive-reuse-element-shines-in-former-hospital-power-plant

ST. LOUIS HOMES AND LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Remiger Design was featured in the Connect section of the St. Louis Homes and Lifestyle, June/July Edition! Click on the following link to read the entire story: http://www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/ connect-junejuly-2015

GROUNDBREAKING FOR GATEWAY ARCH MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER

On April 30th, 2015, our architects and designers attended the groundbreaking for the Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center since Vern Remiger leads the Design Coordination on the project. Beautiful day in St. Louis for a Groundbreaking Ceremony! Here is an article on the groundbreaking from the City Arch River website:http://www.cityarchriver.org/2015 /04/29/groundbreaking-gateway-arch-museum-visitor-center-begins-transformation-visitors-will-experience-iconic-monument/

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH FIVE QUESTIONS

Vern Remiger was featured in the "Five Questions" section of the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com on April 3rd, 2015! Click on the following link to read the entire story: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/a-new-vision-for-the-gateway-arch-comes-into-focus/article_9bc658d8-12a1-53c6-806c-d44cb34eb8ce.html

INNOVATION LOBBY SHOWCASE

REMIGERDESIGN’s latest project, an innovative 'Interactive Technology Showcase' for a Global Technology Company’s New York headquarters, invites employees and clients to immerse themselves in the groundbreaking technology solutions they are inventing every day. The sleek, architectural sculpture elegantly fills the previously cavernous space and affirms the Technology Company as a leader in their field. The showcase includes six LED screens, four interactive displays a touch-table and a host of iPhones and iPads that seamlessly work together to create an engaging virtual experience that you won't find anywhere else. Designed and constructed in less than six months, this project proves that the previously unimagined is possible when creative and determined minds come together!