Interior Architects designs more than a pretty space, they translate their client’s goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, process, technology and business drivers. Interior Architects (IA) clients are tech-savvy and data driven, and include some of the leading firms in the technology, retail and commercial sectors who have operations (and interior spaces) located across the globe.
Design with Silos of Information
Prior to UNIFI, IA organized its interior data into folders that were replicated across servers in each office, worldwide. This system proved to be unwieldy, with update and access issues constantly impacting the shared network folders. It was slowing the speed of IA’s high performance staff, who needed rapid & dependable access to design assets.
IA Becomes The Steward of Data for Its Clients
With UNIFI, IA found more than just a solution to their content management needs, they found a partner who could help them fulfill their mission of leveraging technology to create and optimize interior spaces. The core elements of UNIFI’s cloud-based solution satisfied IA’s need to contain content as a single point of truth. Designers now have always-on, anywhere access to content so they could get what they need, when they need it. The common interface of the UNIFI solution streamlines workflows across IA’s offices, so “IA is no longer a set of tribal offices, now everyone has access to the same content worldwide.”
IA boasts thousands of unique design assets and growing. These assets include high quality furniture content, lighting models, cabinetry, system families, detail libraries, manufacturer specific models, and more. IA utilizes UNIFI’s content-on-demand service which frees up the IA team to focus the optimal design spaces rather than creating objects. Now, the UNIFI team creates customer objects based upon IA’s specifications saving time and ensuring data consistency globally.
IA feels that anyone can design an interior space, but being a steward of the data is what differentiates them from their competitors. UNIFI automates the organization of content, which drives efficiency and allows for better analytics. Through its use of UNIFI, IA gains unique insights into how and where objects are used throughout its projects. IA analyzes the data from UNIFI and works with their clients to drive efficiency and business value, transforming their role in the building process. It’s true, IA designs beautiful interiors…but, there’s a lot of technology and intellectual know-how built into supporting that space.