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The Studio

Based in Traverse City Michigan and available worldwide – Influence Design Forum (IDF) brings design professionals together to problem solve and help people, neighborhoods and entire communities build stronger places. IDF is a multidisciplinary collective of professionals exploring creative idea-based placemaking through a comprehensive integrated approach to planning and design. Providing master planning and design for public and private clients IDF explores the seams that make up the ecological and social context of landscape, art, culture and the built environment. Our Studio brings together a diverse group of designers, planners, artists, scientists, engineers and policy makers to problem solve, innovate and research new ideas for the future.We understand that in today’s business climate, time and money matter. IDF was founded on the idea that “we can’t do it alone” and by building a Collective of Members rather than maintaining a large staff we can provide our clients with better, more cost-effective design for the future.

IDF is guided by the belief that our philosophy is every bit as important as our design – the philosophy that we can be motivated through advocacy and collaboration with our clients can spark new design ideas. The most successful project approach is created when people are actively engaged throughout the process. We help coordinate decision makers, their constituents and funding agencies by developing valuable and cost effective tools to communicate the project’s intent and goals. Visualization and illustrations, cost projections, phasing and funding matrices, design workshops and visioning sessions are some of the tools frequently utilized by IDF.

SPACE partners with Custer Workplace

Space, Traverse City’s favorite co-working space, is proud to announce its new venture “Space Powered By Custer” in downtown Traverse City located in its second floor loft at 120 E. Front Street.

This new environment will provide a unique workspace for group or individual mobile workers whether they have daily, monthly or annual space needs.It will feature the latest Steelcase products provided by Custer Furnishings and will create a collaborative working environment including workstations, free addressing, private areas, a conference room, and lounge seating.

“Space…..Powered By Custer” is also designed to support the diverse technology needs of its members including Steelcase Mediascapes and High Definition Video Conferencing.

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