2014 NEXT Competition // Shannon Myers

We are pleased to announce that our own Shannon Myers has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2014 NEXT Student Design Competition.  

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December 5: Design Republica's Francisco Beltran

At Design Republica, we understand that space design is many things to many people.  Some people think it means an efficient operating environment, some a beautiful interior, while others just a necessary part of any new restaurant or retail business.  To us, it’s all of those things and more for good space design is that intangible business asset that allows your customers to connect to your services, products and environment on an emotional level.

Truly innovative space design attracts, inspires and creates desires to motivate consumers to respond positively to an environment or message, e.g., your restaurant, your store, your office, your product.  Integrating your brand identity, your business concept, and your operations into a cohesive and uniquely unified
approach, ultimately making a positive impact on your bottom line.

Design Republica



November 14: William McDonough + Partners' Jose Atienza

This week Jose Atienza from William McDonough + Partners is coming to speak.

As designers at William McDonough + Partners, we promote a positive vision of the future, based upon the belief that many of the environmental problems we face are, at root, design challenges.

Our work is grounded in the Cradle to Cradle® philosophy developed by our founder William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart in their 2002 book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (North Point Press). Cradle to Cradle encourages us to step back from the routines of daily problem-solving and rethink the frame conditions that shape our designs. Rather than seeking to minimize the harm we inflict, Cradle to Cradle reframes design as a beneficial, regenerative force—one that seeks to create ecological footprints to delight in, not lament.

William McDonough + Partners



November 7: Eight Inc's Mark Little

This week Mark Little is coming from Eight Inc's San Francisco office to speak about the human experience.

Eight Inc is 90+ strategic designers and business creatives connected across 8 studios, 6 time zones and 3 continents.

"We don’t believe in narrow roles like ‘users’ or ‘consumers’, humans are far more interesting and complex. We don’t think purely ‘digital’ or ‘physical’, reality is more fluid and interconnected.

We create holistic experiences that become more than the sum of their parts. Our holistic approach has generated extraordinary value for clients like Apple, Citibank, Virgin Atlantic and Tesla."


                                                                                               Eight Inc