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Here at Seam, we love design and how sustainable design incorporates so many aspects of nature, beauty, and efficiency. Our blog, The Thread, is a way for us to explore interesting topics, highlight awesome strategies, and offer advice.

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Office Environment Series: Image

Office Environment Series: Image

Creating Your Image The first post in this series covered how to create a sense of well-being in your office. Well-being is in some ways invisible, but image is all about what is visible. You want your image to portray your company’s success as well as the value you...

Office Environment Series: Well Being

Office Environment Series: Well Being

How does your office impact your employees and guests? First Impressions Our offices are physical reflections of our companies and play a large role in how our employees and clients think about us.  Most companies want their offices to provide a sense of well...

A Guide to Client Relationships

A Guide to Client Relationships

Generating Awesome Client Relationships Generating new client relationships is a major part of building a business. It is the form of marketing with the greatest return. It also takes many forms including networking, cold calls, referrals, and invitations. It’s all...

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part II

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part II

Crime Prevention through Design - Inside the Building In Part I, we learned that environmental design is a design approach that considers all elements of the environment in which a building exists. That includes paths of travel to and from the building, secure access...

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part I

How Design Can Enhance Crime Prevention Part I

Crime Prevention through Design This focus on crime prevention for a building is called environmental design. In this instance, environmental design is a design approach that considers all elements of the environment in which a building exists. That includes paths of...

How Much Will My Project Cost?

How Much Will My Project Cost?

Overview of Project Costs So, how much will my project cost? I get asked this a lot when I talk with people about new projects they are interested in starting. This is usually after they have briefly described their idea to me, so their question lacks some vital...

Fitwel: A Building Industry Response to Viruses

Fitwel: A Building Industry Response to Viruses

The Origins of Fitwel Our local and global communities continue to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying moments of loss but also discovery. We have discovered many new ways of keeping ourselves and each other safe and healthy and certain actions that...

Relating My Life Experiences to My Career

Relating My Life Experiences to My Career

I started this blog post to describe my career experiences working for Native Nations in Indian Country. Indian Country is a term used to describe any area with land holdings, headquarters, and/or communities of Native American presence. While I was writing, I...

Morning Routines: How to Find What Works for You

Morning Routines: How to Find What Works for You

Getting Started Morning routines are a big topic on social media. Famous athletes, creators, and high performers are often asked about their morning routines. Their answers are often treated as a glimpse into the tools and tricks it takes to perform at their level....

Just Program: Corporate Transparency At its Finest

Just Program: Corporate Transparency At its Finest

An Overview of Just The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has created a transparency and responsibility standard for corporations. It’s called the Just program. Corporations can voluntarily apply to the Just program. Once accepted, they use the Just metrics...

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

Intro & Confessions I tend to be a lone wolf, so reaching out to others for advice is often hard. Translation: my ego doesn’t like it when I ask for help. Thankfully, I have received unsolicited and solicited advice that has given good direction to my life and the...

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