Saudi Arabia Smart Parking Market to Grow at over 19% CAGR during 2019- 2024

Smart Parking Market

Smart Parking Market

Growing adoption of intelligent transportation systems, growing adoption of cloud computing to drive Saudi Arabia smart parking market through 2024

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NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA, August 21, 2019 / — According to TechSci Research report, “Saudi Arabia Smart Parking Market By System Type, By Component, By Sensor Technology, By Solution, By Vertical, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024”, Saudi Arabia smart parking market is projected to grow at the double-digit CAGR of over 19% during 2019-2024 on account of technological advancements and increasing use of the technology in parking and demand from upcoming smart cities in the country. Moreover, with the growing number of hospitals, shopping complexes and corporate offices, the demand for smart parking systems is also expected to increase. Some of the players in Saudi Arabia smart parking market are IDEX Services, Desert Services, Aflak Electronic Industries Co. Ltd, Omnitec Group, N Parking, etc. The companies operating in the market are using organic strategies such as product launches, and mergers and collaborations in order to register positive growth in the market.

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Saudi Arabia smart parking market can be segmented based on system type, component, sensor technology, solution, vertical and region. In terms of system type, the market can be categorized into guided park assist system and smart park assist system, of which the latter dominates the market on account of increasing expanding vehicle fleet in the country. Among verticals, commercial sector garners the maximum share in the market due to the increasing construction and smart cities project across the country.

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“Saudi Arabia smart parking market is anticipated to witness significant growth during forecast period on account of increasing demand for handling challenges such as traffic flow management and rising focus on autonomous cars. Moreover, growing investments by the Saudi Arabian government on smart cities and suburbs program are further promoting the growth of smart parking across the country.” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm.

“Saudi Arabia Smart Parking Market By System Type, By Component, By Sensor Technology, By Solution, By Vertical, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024” has evaluated the future growth potential of Saudi Arabia smart parking market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure and future market growth. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decision. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges and opportunities in Saudi Arabia smart parking market.

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Joseph Grinkorn: Trump and the U.S. economy are unstoppable

Joseph Grinkorn CEO of Morris Group

Joseph Grinkorn investment expert and CEO of Morris Group predicts, as the US stock market hits all time highs the US economy under Pres.Trump is unstoppable.

The US stock market will continue to hit all time highs and if the US & China trade war escalates the US economy long term is still unstoppable.”

— Joseph Grinkorn

NY – NEW YORK, USA, August 20, 2019 / — After a steep market correction ending 2018. The stock market has come back to all time highs. Recent tensions with the US China trade war has made markets a little volatile, but as president Trump has said "there's no rush" to get a deal done with China, the US could be better off with no deal.

Trumps recent 25% tariff increase on 200$ billion of Chinese goods coming into the US has to hurt the Chinese market, and if need be, he has an additional 340$ billion to keep taxing. China on the other hand is basically maxed out, as the US only exports 120$ billion of goods into China. All retaliatory measures China has already used up.

Traders and analysts are split with most disagreeing with the president, however Grinkorn thinks the presidents game plan just might be the best thing for an ultimate deal for the US and China. Grinkorn continues by saying: “Trump’s book "the art of the deal" was a best seller and he looks at the economy as a business deal, not as a political agenda, It's a big difference. When one analyzes the current trade deal it’s obvious the US isn't getting a fair deal. And ultimately that's what Trump wants a fair deal, not a favorable one.”

From Chinas standpoint, Grinkorn predicts a deal will get done soon, as their economy continues to struggle, they won't have much of a choice. There are many other countries in Asia that would be happy increasing exports to the US and picking up for China. When Trump was elected, they thought he would be easier to deal with as he has had a relationship with Chinese investors and banks for many years. But he ran as an America First campaign and that's what he is delivering. "Making America great again"

Grinkorn adds Trump to date has delivered the lowest un-employment numbers in history a record-breaking stock market and the biggest tax cuts in decades, all in two and a half years this is simply an amazing achievement that no one thought was possible.

Trade has been a big issue for years Unfortunately other presidents did not want to touch it do to politics, however the president won the presidency as a non-politician candidate, and once he finally makes a deal with China, markets will continue to hit new record highs and pave the way for a 2020 presidential re-election.

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Jimi Hendrix Sicks Stadium 7/26/70 Concert Poster Headlines Psychedelic Art Exchange Auction

The first Jimi Hendrix Siskcs Stadium 7/26/70 concert poster to appear at public auction

Doors Electric Circus 8/8/69 concert poster

This Doors Electric Circus 8/8/69 concert poster is considered one of the most beautiful Doors posters ever created

Original Rick Griffin artwork, 1962

This piece of original artwork by Rick Griffin is being auctioned by Psychedelic Art Exchange

Rare Doors Electric Circus 8/8/69 concert poster and original Rick Griffin artwork could also command record prices.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA, August 20, 2019 / — Collectors are closely watching a high quality specimen of the ultra rare Jimi Hendrix Sicks Stadium 7/26/70 concert poster that is now open for bids. The poster is one of just a handful known and is in excellent condition. It is the very first example to appear at public auction and is estimated to bring $7,500-$15,000.

The famed vintage Hendrix concert poster is being auctioned by Psychedelic Art Exchange at Bidding is now open and ends August 22, 2019 at 9:00pm ET.

“This is universally recognized as one of the rarest and most desirable Jimi Hendrix concert posters ever created,” explains Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. “Just a handful of the Hendrix Sicks Stadium 7/26/70 concert poster are known to exist, and this is the very first opportunity we have had to present this rarity in our auction. That’s why our phones are ringing off the hook!”

The poster is part of Psychedelic Art Exchange’s August Mega Auction that features 115 vintage concert posters and handbills. All lots in the auction are being sold unreserved and all lots have a starting bid of just $1.00.

Other highlights of the vintage concert poster auction include:

The Doors Electric Circus 8/8/69 concert poster cataloged Apparent Mint 93. This is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful Doors concert posters ever created. It’s also the finest quality specimen to ever be auctioned by Psychedelic Art Exchange

An original Rick Griffin pen and ink drawing from 1962. Rick Griffin is perhaps the most legendary concert poster artist in history and this one of a kind drawing is from the earliest days of his career.

“Collectors are really excited about this auction because they have the opportunity to bid on many items we’ve never offered before,” added Trosch. “And with bidding on all 115 vintage concert posters starting at just $1.00, there is something of interest for collectors of every taste and budget.” Check out the Psychedelic Art Exchange auction at

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How to Define Your Target Market and Why it is so Important!

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The main purpose of identifying your target market is to help your company develop an efficient marketing strategy.

Wendy…You have been a huge instrument for me and my business growing to where we are today (2016). Your assistance was extremely valuable.”

— Joseph Heckel

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, August 20, 2019 / — Your target market is also known as your ideal client. They are the end-users most likely to buy your product or service. Defining the person or business that wants what you offer will put you miles ahead of your competition.

The more clearly you can define your target market the better you can understand how and where to reach them. You can start with a broad category but then you need to get very specific as to who they are and where you can find them. The reality is that although your product seems like it can reach a variety of people, trying to reach them all will not work because it's not focused enough.

With a bit of time, you can often discover exactly how you can meet your target market's needs and this is a great starting point to be able to create messages for them that will drive sales for your small business.

One of the best ways to get started is by looking at who actually makes (or influences) the buying decision. From here you can look at their needs and pain points. Figure out what they're trying to accomplish and how they can reach their goals. The key is to go way deeper than you originally thought necessary. You need to find the answers to some very specific questions so you can speak directly to your ideal client.

Your target market should also be based on research not just on your intuition. This is where a lot of small business owners go wrong. They fail to do the necessary research, or when they do make time for the research, they fail to follow-up and make the necessary changes to their key message.

“Wendy, I wanted to reach out to you to give you some feedback with regards to our coaching relationship since 2009. You have been a huge instrument for me and my business growing to where we are today (2016). Your assistance was extremely valuable. You made me aware of multiply tools that I could implement and helped my team see things from the client's point of view. You are a great business consultant and I highly recommend Entrepreneur By Design for anyone that owns a business.”

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German for Kids and Adults. We invite you to attend our Open House

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Interested in learning German? Learn it at the German School of Connecticut. Please come visit our Open House in Stamford.

Learn German! Learn more at our Open House. Germany offers free or low cost public college education!”—”


STAMFORD, CT, USA, August 20, 2019 / — The Stamford campus is having an Open House on Saturday, August 31st, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Rippowam Middle School located on 381 High Ridge Road in Stamford, CT. This event is open to the public. Registration information, teachers and school officials for new and continuing students will be available.

We offer:
Dual-track curriculum for students at all levels
Classes for age 2-99 (and up)
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College is tuition-free in Germany. Students can take advantage of excellent German universities.
German language skills may be an asset for many undergraduate and graduate programs.
Ability to speak German may give you an edge in an extremely competitive job market.

Nothing connects us to a country more than its language. Speaking German can help you strengthen that connection while enhancing travel, education and business horizons. Established in 1978, the German School of Connecticut (GSC) – the only professional German Saturday School in CT – provides a high-quality German education program for over 300 children and adults.

As of July 1, 2008, Connecticut students studying World languages in community schools such as the German School of Connecticut (GSC) are eligible to receive high school foreign language credit for their studies. This is a real benefit to the students, who put in many hours of study to master reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as cultural information. Public Act No. 08-138. (

The German School of Connecticut is a private, non-profit school with branches in Stamford and West Hartford, CT. The school was the first German language school in the United States to be selected by the State Department of the German Government to administer the official Sprachdiplom I and II examinations. These exams, which are a pre-requisite to university matriculation in Germany, test the equivalency of ten and twelve years of German language study. In 2009 the school became one of the 66 US Partner Schools with Germany. In 2018 GSC has been designated a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).

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Talroo Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 6th Consecutive Year

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AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — Inc. magazine included Talroo on its 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

"It's an honor to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the 6th consecutive year,” said Talroo CEO Thad Price. “As a company that helps organizations hire better, we believe strongly that great people grow great companies. At Talroo, we hire the right people ⁠– those willing to roll up their sleeves to build products that help our clients hire better. That's the critical factor that has kept us on the list this long."

Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000, only 12% of honorees has made the list six times or more. Talroo first landed on the Inc. 500 list at #131 in 2014, and has been able to sustain a high level of growth each year since, with this year’s 3-year growth rate at over 98%.

Earlier this year, Talroo released its new Insights™ dashboard, a business intelligence tool that enables clients to see detailed campaign performance data, as well as system-wide labor trends within Talroo’s platform. This market intelligence allows clients not only to get more ROI from their Talroo campaigns, but to also inform recruiting strategy long-term. Learn more about the dashboard at For more information on Talroo or to schedule a meeting, email

About Talroo

Talroo is a data-driven talent attraction solution designed to help recruiters and talent acquisition professionals get the volume and quality of applications they need to make hires. Through unique audience reach, custom niche networks, and industry-leading client service, Talroo enables companies to find their ideal candidates and reduce cost-per-hire. Talroo has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for six consecutive years. To learn how Talroo can help your organization hire better, visit

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Air Treatment Systems Market in India Poised for Double-Digit Growth

Shila Tiku, Global Vice President

Shila Tiku, Global Vice President

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Driven by increasing air pollution, increasing health awareness, a growing economy, and increasing media coverage about poor air quality.

The market growth is concentrated in a limited number of large areas. Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, and Mumbai account for an estimated 90.0 percent of sales for air purifiers. ”

— Global Vice President Shilpa Tiku

SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — A new analysis by Verify Markets shows the Indian air treatment systems market is emerging, highly fragmented, and has a huge growth potential. The market is expected to see a double-digit growth rate during the forecast period. The total Indian air treatment systems market (including air purifiers, car air purifiers, and masks) was valued over $50.0 million in 2018.

Increasing air pollution, increasing health awareness, a growing economy, and increasing media coverage about poor air quality are the key growth drivers for the air treatment systems market in India.

Consumers in the Indian market are very price sensitive. Air purifiers priced between $146.00 and $293.00 make up majority of air purifier sales in India. "The market growth is concentrated in a limited number of large areas. Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, and Mumbai account for an estimated 90.0 percent of sales for air purifiers. The majority of masks and car air purifier sales come from these areas as well,” notes Global Vice President Shilpa Tiku.

Philips emerged as the market leader in air purifier category, and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc leads the masks category. E-commerce represented the market largest share by channel for air purifiers and masks, while direct sales was the largest channel for car air purifiers in 2018.

This study provides a detailed analysis on air purifiers, car air purifiers, and masks, by segment. It covers market drivers, market restraints, market trends, coverage areas, distribution trends, pricing trends, market share analysis, and revenue forecasts until 2025. Some of the key players in the market include Philips, Sharp, Honeywell, Blueair, Xiaomi, Reckitt Benckiser, 3M, and others.

To learn more about the market, read our report on ‘2019 Air Treatment Systems Market: India.’ For more information on this report and other research (including custom reports and consulting), contact, visit https://www.verifymarkets, or call 210.595.6987. Follow us for more updates on Twitter @verify_markets and LinkedIn.

Verify Markets’ research methodology consists of extensive primary interviews with key participants in the market along with secondary sources to validate our information.

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IPLEX 2019 South India's Largest Plastics Show this Year to be held at BIEC, Bangalore

IPLEX 2019 by Karnataka State Plastics Association (KSPA)

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Mr. Vijay Kumar, President Karnataka State Plastics Association

Mr. Vijay Kumar, President Karnataka State Plastics Association

Mr. Hariram Thakkar, Convener, IPLEX 2019

Mr. Hariram Thakkar, Convener, IPLEX 2019

IPLEX Opens it door on 23rd August 2019 for South India's Largest Plastics Show at BIEC, Bangalore

Mr. Hariram Thakkar, Convener, IPLEX 2019 said “We, the consortium of southern state associations welcome you for the 10th Edition of IPLEX with positive benefits”

— Vijay Kumar & Hariram Takkar

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA, August 20, 2019 / — South India’s largest trade plastic exposition, IPLEX 2019 is all set to showcase the latest innovations and trends at BIEC, Bangalore. The 10th edition of IPLEX will be held from 23 – 25 August 2019 and the plastics industry community will meet again at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

IPLEX is rotationally held once a year in major centers of South India Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. The event provides a common platform for participants in the plastic industry manufactures dealers, buyers and end-users. The event is also widely renowned for helping participants stay updates with the latest technological trends in the industry.

IPLEX is organized by following non-profit apex bodies of South India Plastics Associations and a Central Institute:
• Karnataka State Plastics Association (KSPA)
• The Tamilnadu Plastics Manufacturer’s Association (TAPMA)
• Telengana And Andhra Plastics Manufacturer’s Association (TAAPMA)
• Kerala Plastics Manufacturer’s Association (KPMA)
• Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET)

IPLEX is supported immensely by the industries across India and Globe for technology. It has the patronage from the major polymer producers and Government of India along with local governments.

The conducting of these IPLEX across all the southern states is to focus local entrepreneurs and expose them to the globe to have more business coverage and to reap the benefit of globalization in form of Exports to international standards. This in turn benefits all the industries connected with plastic and boosts our image among the global competitors. It helps them to increases their export and more visibility worldwide.

Sharing insights for South Indian plastics industry, Mr. Vijay Kumar, President Karnataka State Plastics Association said “The plastics industry is the fastest growing market which serves as a benchmark with increasing market share. Rapidly increasing use of rigid packaging containers and canisters for industrial applications in construction, energy, and automotive sectors is expected to benefit market growth over the forecast period. IPLEX 2019 will be promoting sustainability in a big way by creating a Recyclers Pavilion to showcase latest technology in Circular Economy and Recycling.

Mr. Hariram Thakkar, Convener, IPLEX 2019 said “We, the consortium of southern state associations welcome you for the 10th Edition of IPLEX with positive benefits to the industries participating and request you to hurry up for registering to Visit. IPLEX 2019 is a great platform to promote latest products, services and technology to accelerate the buying process by resolving queries face to face.” IPLEX 2019 will promote the growth of Plastics Processing Industries in South India. It is an exhibition on plastics in India which provides opportunities for the manufacturers of processing machinery, auxiliary equipment and finished goods to showcase their capabilities and widen their market base.”

He further added IPLEX 2019 will host over 30,000 business visitors to strengthen and build relation with exhibitors and visitors here can reinforce existing business relationships and customer loyalty; they can find opportunities to explore new channels and generate sales leads and also source new agents, distributors and partners. The exposition will display the latest developments in technology of processing, choice of raw materials, additives, etc.

We are waiting to welcome you all for showing the latest technology in Plastics, Packaging, Dies and Mould, Printing and Definitely Recycling

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Salalah Methanol Company and Methanol Institute to hold Methanol Applications for Sustainability Seminar in Oman

SALALAH, OMAN, August 21, 2019 / — Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), with the support of the Methanol Institute (MI), will be hosting delegates from Oman and the region for the “Methanol Applications for Sustainability” seminar. The seminar will take place at the Millennium Resort, Salalah, Oman, on 17 September 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The seminar will provoke thought on how methanol can be applied as a solution to recycle waste into higher valued products or lower emissions when used as a source of energy, bolstering sustainability for businesses and the government of the Sultanate of Oman. Methanol’s clean burning properties and ability to be produced renewably from renewable electricity and carbon capture, as well as different kinds of wastes, is increasingly touted as an attractive solution for lowering emissions and creating a circular economy. The seminar will draw in speakers from around the world to share their experience with methanol in a variety of applications such as fuel for road and marine transport, power generation, and fuel cell technologies.

Some of the seminar’s distinguished speakers include:

1. Mr. Saleem Alavi, President, Sea Commerce Consultants;
2. Mr. Amer Al-Hinai, Associate Professor and Director, Sultan Qaboos University;
3. Dr. Gaetano Iaquaniello, Vice President for Innovation Strategy, KT Kinetics Technology Spa; Chairman, Nextchem
Srl, Maire Tecnimont for Energy Transition; and
4. Mr. Tim Chan, Manager Government Relations and Business Development, Methanol Institute.

As the discourse surrounding sustainability and measures to mitigate climate change becomes more robust, governments and businesses around the world have taken a serious approach towards methanol as a strategy to achieve those goals. Oman has an abundance of conventional and renewable feedstocks that it can employ to expand the production of methanol, which will allow the Sultanate to bolster sustainability in its continued development. Targeting decision-makers within the Sultanate’s government and private sector, the seminar will bring together an audience that understands the challenges Oman faces and they will hear about experiences with methanol in other countries that can be useful to replicate in Oman.

Interested participants are encouraged to register for this seminar at:

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Fatima Al-Amri
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Salalah Methanol Company
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About the Methanol Institute (MI): As the trade association for the global methanol industry, the Methanol Institute (MI) represents world’s leading methanol producers, distributors and technology companies from its offices in Singapore, Washington, Brussels and Beijing.

About Salalah Methanol Company (SMC): Salalah Methanol Company LLC (SMC) is a state-of-the art methanol production facility in Salalah Free Zone, Oman. Founded in February 2006, the project is one of Oman Oil & Orpic Group Investments. The facility includes captive power generation, water desalination units and a waste water treatment plant to make SMC self-sufficient and environmentally friendly. The feedstock to produce methanol is natural gas supplied by the Ministry of Oil and Gas through Oman Gas Company.

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Best Schools for Architecture & Interior Design in America

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Cornell’s Graduate School of Design

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Want to know which schools have the best graduate and undergraduate architecture and interior design schools?

AUSTIN, TX, USA, August 20, 2019 / — Here are the rankings tallied from this past year’s survey of 4,000 respondents, starting with undergraduate institutions, followed by graduate studies programs:

2019 Top 10 Architecture Undergraduate Programs:
1 Cornell University
2 Rice University
3 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (SLO)
4 Syracuse University
5 Cooper Union
6 Rhode Island School of Design
7 Pratt Institute
8 Virginia Tech
9 Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
10 University of Texas (U.T.), Austin

2019 Top 10 Architecture Graduate Programs:
1 Harvard University
2 Columbia University
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
4 Cornell University
5 Yale University
6 Princeton University
7 Rice University
8 University of California (U.C.), Berkeley
9 SCI-Arc
10 University of Michigan

Once again, two American architecture schools lead the pack for architecture and interior design. For undergraduate studies, once again, Cornell University takes top honors for 2019 — a position it has held for 8 of the last 9 years. And for advanced degrees, the longtime leader of the pack is Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), which has been ranked #1 for the last 6 years in a row.

If you’re a little fuzzy about Cornell’s place in the world of design, don’t worry — the school is perhaps better known for its technical prowess in engineering. But you probably have heard about one its famous students, the Dutch-born starchitect Rem Koolhaas.

By the early 2000s, Cornell recognized that their architecture teaching facilities and student design studios were due for a makeover. So, in an inspired “eat your own dogfood” moment, they engaged former student Rem Koolhaas to come back to re-envision the campus environment for students at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP).

The result, Milstein Hall, is a remarkable achievement. When it opened in 2011, the 47,000 sq foot building — designed by Koolhaas and OMA principal Shohei Shigematsu — created a new ‘center of gravity’ for the design arts at Cornell.

Inside Milstein, you can find the stunning new L. P. Kwee Studios — a light-filled open space whose hybrid truss superstructure boldly cantilevers 50 feet over University Avenue — providing much-needed studio space for around 285 students.

As Cornell’s needs for studio space grew, Formaspace was there to help.

With the benefit of a gift from Cornell Alumna Frances Shloss, (B.Arch. ’45), the university was able to engage NYC-based LEVENBETTS architects to undertake a sensitive renovation of historic East Sibley Hall — to create a new state-of-the-art studio space for another 60 students.

Opening in 2014, the new Frances Shloss Studios at East Sibley Hall combines the best of the past — such as original pine floors and antique windows — with the best of the future, including overhead skylights and Formaspace’s renowned industrial-strength desks, tables, and workbenches.

According to Aaron Stoneburner, the Industrial Design and Engineering Team Manager at Formaspace, the Cornell project called for over 300 Basix workbenches, each one kitted out with laminate plywood worksurfaces. Formaspace also manufactured 230 custom storage units for the Frances Shloss Studios, each one designed with two stacked file drawers.

The steel-framed Formaspace furniture incorporates key details that make life easier for students, including a pull-out shelf under the worksurface for storing drawings, built-in power strips for computers, glue guns, and other devices — all of which can be stored in the built-in drawer under the desk — as well as a soft, felt privacy panel that provides space to pin drawings, mood boards, and other important reference items.

As is so often the case, one project leads to another. As the Cornell project was wrapping up, Formaspace got a call from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, thanks to a referral from Cornell. Harvard wanted to renovate the interior studio space of its iconic Gund Hall on the Cambridge campus, and they wanted Formaspace to assist with updated furnishings.

Designed by Australian-born GSD graduate John Andrews, Gund Hall opened in 1972. Its massive angled roof allows natural light to flood into the student studio workspaces inside, while providing views of downtown Boston across the Charles River.

After decades of use, the individual studio work areas at Gund Hall were in need of a major refresh. Harvard commissioned Formaspace to create and install new furniture — right down to replacing all 160 of the original metal “spines” that anchor the worksurfaces and panels to the floor.

The new furniture was manufactured at Formaspace’s Austin, Texas factory headquarters, including 400 new worksurfaces, silver-painted pegboard panels, and updated translucent acrylic privacy panels.

Once everything was ready, Formaspace shipped the new furniture to Harvard and performed an onsite installation — in only three weeks — to minimize disruption on campus.

“Several aspects made this a challenging project for us,” says Formaspace’s Stoneburner. He notes that “the floors that comprise the five tiers of Gund Hall’s stadium-like interior aren’t level, which meant quite a bit of fine tuning during the manufacturing and installation process. Temperature shift was another issue inside the building — we made provisions for the acrylic panel fittings to allow expansion without cracking. And we were able to find new sources of Baltic birch plywood, as our regular supplier in Japan was disrupted due to a major earthquake.”

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