This spring, Meadows proudly celebrated 52 years in business! After more than five decades, we remain committed to providing exceptional customer service and building lasting partner relationships, and we are incredibly thankful to our employees and customers who make our continued success possible.
At Meadows, we love pets! So, on Thursday, April 25, we opened our office to local animal rescue shelter Bideawee for a fun-filled Puppy Pawty. For more than 115 years, Bideawee has been the leading no-kill pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. Through a vast array of services, Bideawee cultivates and supports the life-long relationships between pets and the people who love them.
Shared Office |
Featuring Haworth Compose workstations and wall-mounted storage, A-Series credenzas and Zody task chairs, this office finds the perfect balance between shared workspace and privacy, while providing plenty of storage within a small footprint.
Conference Room |
Ideal for large group collaboration, the Halcon Mesa table pairs integrated technology with uncompromising design, providing a seamless, beautiful, and functional work surface. Cappellini Lotus conference chairs offer clean lines and comfort.
Cafe/Break Area |
A Halcon Hugo table and Cappellini Tate stools make this the perfect space for employee breaks or casual collaboration. In the table, cleanly integrated power and concealed casters make for easy reconfiguration, while the stools provide color.
This inviting reception area features Haworth's sophisticated and functional Patterns desking, in addition to guest-friendly Wanders' Tulip chairs and a Bong side table, both by Cappellini. Bursts of red catch the eye, making this an intriguing entry point.
Loving the new look of our newsletter? It’s built in Ceros, an experiential content creation platform that will empower us to create engaging, interactive, and immersive content experiences. Meadows is committed to embracing innovation, and Ceros will enable us to create immersive experiences across every customer touchpoint. In addition to our upgraded newsletter format, we’ll also use it for RFP responses, website landing pages, project closeout materials, and more. We can’t wait to show you what this platform can do!
VOLUME 14 / Spring 2019
MEADOWS OFFICE INTERIORS PRESENTS
Does your space need a change? Aligned with hundreds of manufacturers, we provide a vast assortment of furnishings and architectural elements from which to choose.
Get inspired by scrolling through the idea starters below, or visit our website for more!
WHAT WE'RE READING
Capturing the Design Spirit of Gen X
IN OUR SHOWROOM
10 Tips For Creating A Sustainable Office
Work Design Magazine
How Haptics and Color Affect Us
Today’s offices are taking design cues from hotels—and homes
Facility Spotlight – GroupM
IFMA, New York City Chapter
East Meeting Room /
With seating for up to five people, this cozy space is perfect for small team meetings or conference calls. A large work surface with integrated technology supports collaboration and productivity, while a back-painted glass wall panel serves as a dry erase board for impromptu brainstorming sessions.
"Matt is an invaluable member of the team. Much of our success is due to his hard work and attention to detail. He is a consummate professional and is always willing to help out at a moment’s notice."
Vagabond by Materia
"One of Materia’s newest products, the Vagabond table is a great option for flexible meeting and touch down spaces! The table is on large casters and can be specified in multiple heights and with a variety of storage options. In addition, the table top can be placed at three different heights."
A Long Island native and resident, Matt Eble joined the Meadows team in October 2017 as a Project Manager, bringing with him four years of industry experience with a specialization in architectural interiors. At Meadows, Matt’s favorite part of his job is watching a space come to life from the demolition phase to a completed, beautiful work environment. “It’s quite rewarding,” he says. After so much time in the industry, Matt has developed an eye for seeing potential finished spaces when walking through a raw project site. Most recently, his team completed a 17-floor project in New York City. Recalling the final phase, Matt said, “when I walk through the space now and see thousands of people working…it’s nice to see the strategy we put behind it is working.”
Gina Chetram, Supervising Project Manager
Ed Targonski, Project Manager
"Matt is a pleasure to work with in every aspect. When collaborating on a project, he is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team complete the task at hand and satisfy the client."
Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. Since 2015, the campaign has raised nearly $150 million and has positively impacted over 16 million children in America and around the world.
For the fifth consecutive year, Meadows celebrated Red Nose Day by donning clown noses and raising money to help end child poverty. Through the generous contributions of our team members, which were matched by Meadows, we raised over $1,000 to support Red Nose Day programs. Take a look at highlights from our celebratory ice cream social, complete with a DIY sundae bar hosted by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
Red Nose Day
At NeoCon 2019!
Attending NeoCon? Don’t miss us at Booth #7-4134!
We are pleased to announce that Meadows Workflow™ – our game-changing project management solution – will appear at NeoCon again this year. Available for public license, Meadows Workflow™ is an all-in-one solution that streamlines project management from beginning to end. Keeping team members continually connected no matter their location, Meadows Workflow™ increases visibility and collaboration. When project details are updated from the mobile application, changes automatically sync to a secure web platform, which provides a central place for all team members to view their tasks, overall project status, and other project KPIs. For management, it presents an overview of teams and projects throughout the organization.
Haworth Compose Connections desks - combined with A-Series storage and Soji task seating - provide an efficient and semi-private environment, while a Haworth Jive table and Chick Pouf offer additional space for impromptu meetings.
Private Office |
Featuring a combination of Haworth Masters Series and Suite product, this office provides large worksurfaces and ample storage, supporting both productivity and collaboration. For guests, Poltrona Frau Ginger Ale chairs offer both comfort and style.
During Bideawee’s visit, Meadows employees enjoyed cuddles from adoptable Labrador puppies Spencer, Sparta, and Samba. After developing a special bond with one of the puppies, Meadows Designer Edwin Castillo moved forward with adoption, surprising his mother with the loving pup for Mother’s Day! In addition to covering the adoption costs, Meadows matched any employee donations made to Bideawee.
When he’s not in the office or on a project site, you can find Matt spending time in the great outdoors with his family, fiancée, and dogs. One of his favorite places to go is Pine Barrens Preserve, a 53,000-acre landscape located right on Long Island, so it comes as no surprise that when asked which fictional place he would most like to visit, he chose the Shire from Lord of the Rings. He says that the location’s greenery and ambiance “seems so pleasant.”
Matt also enjoys outdoor running and considers it a form of meditation that allows him to clear his mind and relax. To add a little fun to his runs, Matt listens to rock music. One of his go-to bands is Pink Floyd because it reminds him of fond memories as a kid spending time with his father.
To wrap up our interview, we asked Matt to share the funniest joke he knows by heart. He said: “The other day my fiancée asked me to pass her lipstick, but I accidentally passed her a glue stick instead. She still isn’t talking to me.”
Fun Fact: Matt ran an accumulated 16,711 miles during his four years at college. That’s just over 80 miles per week and is equal to running the distance from New York to California and back over three times!
EVERYBODY LOVES MATT
Would you rather have all traffic lights you approach be green or never have to stand in line again?
I can live with traffic lights because they keep the roads safe, but never standing in line is a concept I can really get behind!
Would you rather have unlimited sushi or unlimited tacos for life?
Taco Monday, Taco Tuesday, Taco Wednesday…tacos!
We also asked Matt’s opinion on an important issue – is a hotdog a sandwich?
Absolutely not a sandwich in my opinion, but I guess that’s up to the individual chef!
WOULD YOU RATHER?
This March, Meadows welcomed Lisa Marchitelli as our new Director of Office Operations and Human Resources. With more than 15 years' experience, Lisa is an accomplished and results-driven human resource and administrative professional. Throughout her career, she has held positions at a number of organizations where her expertise included creating human resources departments from the ground up, strategic planning, implementing programs to improve operations, and administering all human resources functions to support as many as 1,000 employees.
Most recently, Lisa served as Director of Human Resources & Administration at American Friends of Magen David Adom where she managed all aspects of the human resources department and was instrumental in growing the organization from 45 employees to 200+ in 10 offices internationally. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Ashford University and belongs to the Society of Human Resources Management. Welcome, Lisa!
Meadows Workflow™ is strategically designed to differentiate a company from the competition. With this customizable solution, projects stay on track, margins are maintained, documentation is improved, reporting is simplified, collaboration is seamless, visibility is enhanced, and customer service is elevated.
Meadows Workflow™ features include:
Cloud-based file storage
Project progress tracking
Expeditied change orders & sign offs
Seamless punch list completion
Day 2 request facilitation
Photo & video capture
Notes & checklists
Edwina Smollen, Director of Project Management & Design
"Matt’s experience, relentless work ethic, and attention to detail make him an invaluable asset to the Meadows team. He always has the client’s best interests in mind, and I am happy to have the opportunity to work with him."