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4 HVAC Improvements to Combat COVID-19

— by Arium

With life starting a new normal, many business owners or building management teams are looking for solutions to help improve indoor air quality in their buildings for their employees and customers. Arium has been following the latest recommendations and studies completed for the HVAC community to help to provide the best solutions for our clients. Four of the most common strategies we have been asked about are outlined below. Continue Reading

3 Trending Design Elements for 2020 – 2021

07 21 2020 — by Arium

Design trends are often forecasted a year ahead by industry leaders. However, as the year progresses the market truly dictates what has successfully taken off. Our goal as interior designers at Arium AE is to provide our clients with not only design-forward solutions but ones that ultimately serve their needs and have a lasting impression. We have identified three key design trends that we have been successfully incorporating into our active projects. Continue Reading

Top 10 Things to Know about Brewery Design post COVID-19

06 30 2020 — by Arium

Arium AE’s Principal Brian Frels was recently invited to participate in the 2020 BAM Technical Summit to discuss “Selecting & Designing Your New Brewery or Brewery Expansion.” Special thanks to Brian Tarantino and Tarantino Engineering Consultants for participating with us. Our blog this week is expanding on our previous Top 10 Things to Know about Brewery Design and speaking specifically about the current COVID-19 impacts we are seeing on the design of breweries and taprooms. As with all things COVID-19, this list is certainly an evolving work in progress. Download the COVID-19 Top 10 PDF hereContinue Reading

BBJ Top Interior Design Firm

06 25 2020 — by Arium

After an exceptional year of growth in 2019, Arium AE has just been published as #4 in the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2020 Top Interior Design Firms in the Greater Baltimore Area.  The firm has been recognized by the BBJ as a Top 10 Firm for the past 10+ consecutive years and is looking forward to continuing to serve the Mid-Atlantic Region with our integrated design studio.

Showcasing Building Improvements Post COVID-19 in Northern Virginia

06 23 2020 — by Arium

Construction is underway for Arium AE’s recently completed building amenity improvements for the lakeside anchor building of a five building office/flex/industrial complex located in Avion Business Park, a Class A development in Chantilly, VA. Having recently purchased the Northern Virginia Portfolio, Minkoff Development called on Arium AE to modernize and expand the building amenities. Improvements include a new welcoming, bright and modern building lobby with an adjacent tenant spec suite, a new building conferencing center and micro market lounge.
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Top 10 Things to Know about Brewery Design

06 16 2020 — by Arium

Since 2014 Arium AE has assisted dozens of breweries across the Mid-Atlantic. These breweries have ranged in size and type including: nano, farm breweries, cideries, distilleries, brew pubs, and full scale production facilities. We often get asked about the top often over looked aspects of designing a brewery and so we took a few minutes to list the top 10 items we’ve seen.  Continue Reading

What’s My Maximum Occupancy? – COVID-19

06 05 2020 — by Arium

As non-essential businesses work to re-enter the workplace across Maryland, Arium is fielding requests from tenants and building owners for assistance with calculations of COVID-19 maximum occupancy calculations. Each respective county has come up with their own unique calculation based on the type of business and the typical activities taking place. Arium has put together a quick reference chart (Download PDF here) to consolidate information from executive orders and guideline documents using the most current available information as of the date of this post. Please reference the link below for the most current information and feel free to give our team a call if you need any assistance. Stay safe and healthy. Continue Reading

Monitoring Permit Office Status during COVID-19 Outbreak

06 02 2020 — by Arium

Permitting and Inspections Moving Beyond COVID-19

In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, most jurisdictions across the region have closed their buildings to the public, cancelled in person reviews, moved strictly to electronic submissions/reviews and switched to conducting virtual inspections only. Arium has been monitoring the continual status changes at each of these jurisdictions for over 2 months to ensure that our client’s projects are moving forward in the review process.

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Work From Home Tips

04 21 2020 — by Arium

The dedicated staff at Arium AE continues to satisfy client requests and meet project deadlines. Whether that means working from home or the office — the job gets done.

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