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Top 3 Workplace Industry Design Trends We Saw in 2018

Written by Editor on November 24, 2018

It’s been an exciting year for the workplace industry. Companies are getting more expressive and designing their workplaces to better align with their company values, mission and culture. They understand that their employees are their greatest assets and as a result, are designing their offices to enhance the workplace experience.

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Healthy Environments, Agile Office

Biophilic Design: Connecting Workers to Nature

Written by Editor on October 15, 2018

While many of us are logging longer hours and having our phones at arm’s reach 24/7, we’re becoming disconnected from nature and disengaged with our surroundings. But trading outdoor activities with marathon desk sessions doesn’t mean we have to work in an enclosed shell.

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Tags: Culture, Healthy Environments, Employee Productivity, Design Trends

Ergonomics and Workplace Design

Written by Editor on October 1, 2018

Ergonomics is the art of designing a workplace that prioritizes humans and their needs. This human-centric approach is rooted in a scientific discipline and is an important part of workplace optimization best practices. 

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Healthy Environments, Employee Productivity, Agile Office

Making the Open Office Work Better

Written by Editor on September 17, 2018

Well-designed open plan offices can be extremely effective for improving employee satisfaction when combined with closed spaces; especially,  when tailored to a business’ unique culture. However, open office plans have their distractors with studies citing lower employee performance, among other push backs and issues. We believe open offices have an important place as part of a more balanced approach — a concept that leverages the best benefits of both open and closed workplace design elements. 

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Employee Productivity, Agile Office

Survey Says: 3 Key Insights to Workplace Solutions, Presented by Capital One

Written by Editor on September 6, 2018

Financial tech services firm Capital One recently released their 2018 Work Environment Survey. Polling 3,500 full-time employees across 5 major markets, with a subset nationwide, the company delved into the impact of workplace design on their productivity, creativity, and satisfaction. Conducted by Wakefield Research, they uncovered three key insights that architects, designers and furniture makers and providers, ought to consider when coming up with workplace solutions. 

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Tags: Culture, Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Agile Office, Employee Productivity, Healthy Environments

Hot Topic: Office Culture and Design

Written by Editor on August 21, 2018
Those in the business of workplace design are constantly monitoring how the office is changing and what factors are influencing that change. With a pulse on societal trends and an eye towards technological advances, our industry’s goal is to devise spaces that will be true to a company’s mission and values, while being a place where employees can thrive.
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Tags: Culture, Workplace Optimization, Design Trends

Beat the Summertime Blues With Blue Workplace Design Tips

Written by Editor on August 7, 2018

It’s the dog days of summer but we’re not letting the heat get us down. In fact, we’re marveling at the incredible workspace design coming out of California. And in the spirit of summertime, we’ve put together a collection of blue office ideas. 

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Tags: Tips, Design Trends

Three Workplace Trends Redefining the Office

Written by Editor on July 31, 2018

For 30+ years, we have been working on commercial workplace projects, from Fortune 500’s to emerging biotech start-ups. In recent years, we have seen a shift in workplace design, moving away from a one-size fits all model to a more inclusive, adaptable style. Whether it’s a ground-up project or a relocation, these three trends are redefining the office and putting the spotlight on employee comfort.

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Tags: Design Trends, Agile Office, Healthy Environments, Culture

Getting the Balance Right – Agile Office or Open-Plan?

Written by Editor on July 21, 2018

A new academic study finds that open office plans are not effective for promoting collaboration, but more agile offices that embody a more balanced blend of private and collaborative space are more effective for productivity.

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Tags: Agile Office, Design Trends, Employee Productivity, Workplace Optimization

Resimercial and Corporality Design Styles Blend Comfort, Productivity

Written by Editor on July 17, 2018

Collaboration, innovation, productivity and employee wellness are on top of a lot of employers mind. Companies are revamping their workplaces and integrating new design concepts to foster a productive climate while supporting their employees with warm and familiar styles. The result is the merging of residential and hospitality trends, and bringing them to the workplace.

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Tags: Design Trends, Workplace Optimization, Culture

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