Design-Driven

Canfield team thrives around subsidiarity

I am blessed to have built a great team at Canfield Business Interiors, and I believe that each of us produces a truly needed service for our customers and our community. While many companies build their businesses around top-down management structures in which the CEO takes sole credit for successes, my faith teaches me to […]

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Time, teamwork anchor Augustana University science complex

Wouldn’t it be great if the life of an interior designer was 100-percent design? Design is what I am most passionate about. It’s why I go to work every day, but one of the best parts of the challenge is I always get the opportunity to learn something new. I estimate about 60 percent of […]

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Helping Great Life roll a strike

Collaboration comes naturally for me. In my work as a designer, I have my own inspirations and ideas for each project I undertake. I also recognize the value of listening and learning to the vision of my clients and partners and the elements that inform their aesthetic goals for a building. In my opinion, Great […]

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Novak’s messages live on

It is with great reverence that I note the passing of Michael John Novak Jr., author of the 1982 best-selling book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. As American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks says, Novak’s book advanced a bold and important thesis: “America’s system of democratic capitalism represents a fusion of our political, economic […]

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Design and beauty hides in our everyday lives

This morning I begrudgingly got out of bed and put on three layers of winter garments to go shovel last night’s dusting of snow. I complained about the “miserable” and “worthless” snow, as I am neither a snowboarder nor a snowmobile enthusiast. But somewhere in the middle of the task, I thought about the complexity […]

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Meet Amelia

Amelia Arnold has made a career making people smile. While earning her living selling wedding dresses and other special occasion apparel, she knew her success depended on satisfying the needs of her customers each and every day. At two leading shops in Sioux Falls, she worked to create amazing experiences for her customers as they […]

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Does design impact collaboration?

Does design impact collaboration? I was recently asked this question by a local business leader. My short answer is: yes, typically. The long answer is that collaboration is fostered, supported, and informed by design. To collaborate is to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something. Let us not confuse […]

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Scary spaces

“It was a dark and stormy night.” “The call is coming from inside the house!” “I’ll be right back!” Halloween brings scary scenarios and frightening plots, brought to us by Hollywood, but I have discovered something more scary than a howling wind or a slamming door this spooky season: Office space. When our clients ask us to […]

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