How can companies choose an office layout that's right for their workforce and their bottom line? Consider your budget, culture, vision, and values.
From “smart home” to “smart office”, the Internet of Things is shaping how we work and how we design for work. As workplace designers concerned with space optimization and worker satisfaction, gathering and analyzing data is a must. Understanding how often individuals use a space, feel in a room, occupy a chair, or reserve a conference room, can help us better design an office that works for them.
Workplace analytics is a powerful tool used to optimize organizational transformation through design. Read our interview with Huddle HQ to see how this partner approaches workplace design through the lens of the employee experience.
Designers are creating spaces that cater to a gentler patient experience while also taking into consideration staff and visitors. Providing excellent patient care begins with providing spaces that leave a lasting impression; a place where patients, visitors, and providers feel comfortable, and where patients and staff can thrive.
Designing for improved employee engagement entails creating expressive work environments that promote collaboration, comfort, and company culture. Learn how to achieve higher productivity, lower turnover, and a more positive atmosphere with this list of workplace design suggestions to help impassion and excite employees.
Research shows that a quality workplace can help reduce stress, improve productivity, and spur employee engagement and collaboration. So how do you create a workplace setting to meet the wellness needs of today’s modern workforce? Read these seven tips to learn how.
As businesses strive to create healthier, more productive spaces, designers are looking to biophilia to connect employees to the natural world.
We all want good air, light and sound in our offices. It may be impossible to abolish unwanted noise, but we can do our small part to help design spaces with optimal noise and light levels. Read our four tips to keep the noise pollution down while letting the light in.
This year, we’re seeing more companies shift to a balanced, agile office concept. They are adopting design practices that optimize the workspace, paving the path for innovative design solutions that cater to a diverse, multigenerational staff.
A well-designed office goes beyond workstation configurations and office layouts. It entails how employees interact with the space throughout the day and how they respond to lighting, acoustics, and overall environment.
We demystify the custom furniture process and bust three myths about custom. Learn why custom furniture is a viable option for your next workplace project.
Data analysis is on the rise when it comes to designing a better office. Read how leadership is taking an increasingly sophisticated approach to designing a more productive and efficient workplace.
Effective office design — it’s what our industry is built around and what we strive for every day to help our clients with. So how do you design an effective office? Here are four key office attributes you can't ignore for an optimized workplace.
Each year, Unisource Solutions assists our clients in helping to create spaces that reflect their company culture and aligns with their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
The project team for Google, Spruce Goose, was recognized by the IIDA Southern California Chapter with a Calibre Award for Extra Large Work Space.
The corporate workplace is rapidly shifting. Corporate cultures are evolving to reflect a mobile-driven economy and a multigenerational workforce. As a result, their in-office work schedules are less structured, affording a more relaxed, collaborative atmosphere.
We’re living in a world of attainable luxury. Driven by comfort and enabled by technology, the luxury items of yesteryear are available to us around the clock, and in every aspect of our lives. From our personal style to our homes and in our offices, one key trend that is helping us achieve a luxurious and sophisticated look: textured textiles.
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, attracting and retaining top talent is top of mind. So how do you use the office environment as a tool to lure the best and the brightest? One of the biggest trends we’re seeing in office design is the integration of hospitality elements.
The new technology-driven, multigenerational workforce is shaping workplace design and fundamentally the way we work. From the speed in which we communicate to our plugged-in life and work styles.
I joined the Bay Area Council’s Workforce of the Future Committee to help ensure that local companies, as well as California’s largest employers, are able to dip into our community and state’s rich talent pool and find the right people for the jobs they need to fill.
Unisource Solutions provides a furniture asset strategy specifically designed for Production Facility offices that makes setting up a production office seamless and timely.
Personalizing the workplace experience is not an easy task. With today’s diverse workforce and modern working habits, discovering what office furniture works best can be overwhelming.
As a leading consumer tech company, Sonos is known for their high-quality, easy to use products. True to their brand values, they have reimagined their own corporate campus.
Deciding on furniture for your office should be a fun experience — a creative outlet to express your corporate culture and communicate your brand values.
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of speaking with our bright colleagues at OfficeSpace Software — a facility management software provider that manages the blog Workplace Unplugged.
Yes! Your growth projections and business strategy will dictate to what extent but improving your office environment should be top of mind when assessing your business.
It’s a new year. And with the new year, comes new resolutions. While most of us aspire to get in shape and eat healthier, we often overlook how our workplace environment can help us achieve our goals.
It’s no secret, we’ve been busy working on our new furniture line…. And just in time for the holidays! We want to give you a behind-the-scenes first glimpse at our inaugural commercial furniture collection.
Office furniture is an investment. With proper planning, you can easily extend the life of your furniture without having to purchase new pieces.
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.
Research shows that having an organized, decluttered space can have a positive impact on our lives. However, living a pared-down life is challenging for many. And not only for individuals, but also for companies.
Assembling the right team will be the first—and possibly the most important—step for achieving success with your workspace design project. Just as an A-team can make a project, an ill-fitting team can cause a lot of project headaches; potentially harming your reputation.
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.
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.
Open office plans have been criticized in studies citing lower employee performance, among other push backs and issues. However, they serve a function in the modern office layout.
Based on a study from Capital One, here are three key insights that architects, designers and furniture makers and providers ought to consider when coming up with workplace solutions.
Electro Rent, the world’s largest test equipment services company, moved their American Headquarters to the Corporate Pointe at West Hills, a 10-building campus-style setting on 80 acres.
Those in the business of workplace design are constantly monitoring how the office is changing and what factors are influencing that change.
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.
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.
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.
Companies are revamping their workplaces and integrating new design concepts to foster a productive climate while supporting their employees with warm and familiar styles.
We are thrilled and excited to announce our hiring of award-winning designer Jeffrey Braun to launch Platform-U, a new in-house furniture design and manufacturing division.
NeoCon may be over, but the furniture designs coming out of it have real staying power. Our team hit NeoCon on a mission to see the latest.
Rooted in a business’ goals, strategies, and organizational structure, corporate culture reflects management’s shared vision and values with their employees.
Unisource Solutions is proud to receive another award! This time for our work on world-class mobile gaming studio Aftershock's new office.
Television production company Endemol Shine has created a North American headquarters that is quintessential resi-mercial.
The biggest trend in office design is a move towards agile office workspaces — the shift in working where you want and how you want. And the biggest thing in the agile office is flexibility with furnishings.
We have two Southern California Design and Architecture awards events coming this Spring that we're very excited to participate in.
With projects of any size, there are bound to be hurdles. With large-scale projects, the truth of the matter is, a lot can go wrong. Small projects can also telescope, as unforeseen issues arise.
Join me and my IFMA SV planning committee on May 23, 2018 as we host the IFMA Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting – "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now -Real Estate Edition".
Expressing corporate culture comes in many forms via traditional branding assets like your logo, website, advertising, and marketing collateral.
Join me on April 25, 2018 as I host the IFMA Chapter Meeting – Disaster Preparedness and Recovery with a group of experts to help provide guidance and insight into mitigating risk and optimizing recovery.
Before you can make a case to relocate your firm to a more desirable location or ask for funds to update your current workspace, do a deep dive into how your office can work for you to make your employees happier and your business more profitable.
Dole Packaged Foods, the world’s largest supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables, wanted their headquarters to be a place where employees could truly flourish.
We believe the agile office is a workplace based on balance. By combining components of open offices, traditional cubicle arrangements, and hospitality design features, balanced workspaces are fostering employee wellness, enabling focus and encouraging collaboration.
As more and more companies are designing their workspaces to appeal to their workforce, they’re making their design budgets pull double duty.
The Pac-12 Network found a location in San Francisco's South of Market District and worked with Unisource Solutions to transform the new space into a flexible, modern office that optimzes square footage and convey's Pac-12's unique brand and culture.
Come join me at the IFMA Silicon Valley Chapter meeting on March 14th, 2018 for an exciting event that I am planning and serving as co-chair for the meet and greet.
Unisource Solutions worked with Shawmut to optimize their West Los Angeles office design and workspace, facilitate workplace furnishing needs and source product representative of their brand.
Healthy indoor environments are no longer an extra; they’re becoming a standard in office design.
From treadmill desks to sit-stand ones, these workspace design trends are impacting employee wellness.
Tethered-free, automated offices are becoming the norm. From company-wide wifi, to automated lighting and mobile charging stations, digital technology is at the forefront of workplace design.