Category: News

  1. AIA Blog Off: History at the Heart of Design

    by Fallon Burgdorf and Caitlin Walsh for the American Institute of Architects #AIA2012 Blog Off During the week of March 25 – 31, architectural bloggers and design professionals create blog posts to discuss the topic: “Design Connects”. Everyone has a history. It is an integral part of our existence. History reminds us of where we’ve […]

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  2. Thursday Salute (One Day Early): Possibilities on Your Plate

    With Turkey Day just hours away, the team here at GPI decided to get together and have our own pre-Thanksgiving feast. While we were sitting around the conference table enjoying our meal, the talk of design came about (surprise, right?). But this conversation was a little different than our normal meeting dialogue. Instead of discussing […]

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  3. On Our Desks: Urban Wallscape with Illuminated Graffiti

    Check out this backlit graffiti wall that GPI provided for Marlite’s GlobalShop Booth! The wall is designed to mimic an urban alleyway, with continuous LED backlighting highlighting the vibrant graffiti graphics.  Graphics were spray painted on optical acrylic panels.  Custom controls animate the panels individually, reinforcing the concept that each panel is a brick in […]

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  4. London’s Urban Physics Garden: Urbanites Growing Cures and Community

    While in London last week, our Director Thomas Lawrence was entranced by this inventive community garden nestled next to the Charles Dickens Free House pub/restaurant. The Urban Physics Garden brings neighbors and researchers together to use this previously neglected space for growing medicinal plants alongside the herbs and spices that one finds in traditional gardens. […]

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  5. Light + Energy Innovations for MIT Anniversary Celebration

    This festival makes me yearn for a trip to the east coast. Starting tonight, Bostonians will have the opportunity to celebrate MIT’s FAST Light (Festival of Art + Science + Technology). Described as an evening of “kinetic illumination”, over 20 interactive installations will line the Charles River in Cambridge. Not surprising for such an innovative […]

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  6. Creative Backlit Designs at the 2011 IIDA Design Competition

    Over the past several months, GPI Design has enjoyed the process of working with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) to sponsor this year’s student design competition. Students from accredited interior design schools in Ohio and Kentucky were invited to submit design proposals for the renovation of our office lobby (a drab space which was […]

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  7. Great Conversations at Neocon 2010

    Thank you to all those who visited the GPI Design/Marlite booth at Neocon 2010 in Chicago.  Aside from getting many project leads, it was truly rewarding to see the excitement and positive feedback from those who are just learning about us for the first time.  Some memorable quotes from our booth visitors: “I’ve been walking […]

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  8. Architizer: A Social Network for…Buildings?

    Twitter now offers location-based tweets, and now there’s a new website that allows building design searches by location.  Architizer, a new all-encompassing social media platform for architects (or should we say buildings?), ties building projects to their respective locations, design teams, consultants, and suppliers.  

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  9. GPI News: Facelift of New Website Not Just on the Surface

    We’ve been hard at work giving our website and branding a face lift. But the redesign is more than aesthetic. We went beneath the surface to retool the ease of navigation, clearly illustrate our past projects and incorporate resources for our customers. Our process and deliverables are so unique that we needed to overhaul all […]

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  10. Stone Veneer Company Voted Google Favorite

    Just opened today’s mail, and almost lost in the stack of colorful Christmas mailings and office supply brochures was a small, crisp yellow envelope from Google Headquarters. GPI Design/GPI International was chosen as one of Google’s new “Favorite Places on Google”, the mega-company’s latest efforts to reach out to small businesses and capitalize on the […]

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