While the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) postponed the release of LEED v4 last year due to a delayed ratification process, the standard will take full effect in June 2015.

Flexible, artistic digital displays are transforming interiors.

Multiple factors go into flooring selection — aesthetics, durability and cost among them. But if safety doesn't get equal consideration you're putting employees, guests and your brand at risk. 

Peet's Coffee & Tea is one of those brands that nurture strong emotional connections with their fans — in the case of Peet's, called Peetnicks. It's quirky, quality-focused, eclectic and has always had decidedly nonchain sensibilities. 

Strategically sound menu board optimization generates significant returns on investment. We routinely see 5 percent to 10 percent increases in overall sales. Optimized menu boards can also shave precious seconds off the order process, speeding throughput and boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Design Insights on Boston's M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar from lead designer Tanya Spaulding of Shea

Theatrical. Swanky. Contemporary. Opulent. These are all good descriptions of
M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar, the newest project of James Beard Award-winning chef-partners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier.