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April 2018

Taking furniture to client meetings like…

Taking furniture to client meetings like… 640 478 acquilano

Happy Admin Day to our one and only! Kris keeps the world spinning here in our office. She was rafting the Upper San Juan last week on the actual day so we surprised her and celebrated this morning!

Happy Admin Day to our one and only! Kris keeps the world spinning here in our office. She was rafting the Upper San Juan last week on the actual day so we surprised her and celebrated this morning! 640 519 acquilano

Photo Shoot Day at @210homebuyerswarranty

Photo Shoot Day at @210homebuyerswarranty 640 640 acquilano

New office fronts for @billtrust NJ looking sharp!

New office fronts for @billtrust NJ looking sharp! 500 500 acquilano

Move in day for @villagehomesco #acquilanolesliedesign

Move in day for @villagehomesco #acquilanolesliedesign 640 799 acquilano

We had a great showroom tour at @sourcefourrep ‘s new showroom! The new space and pieces look great, thanks for a fun HH!

We had a great showroom tour at @sourcefourrep ‘s new showroom! The new space and pieces look great, thanks for a fun HH! 640 640 acquilano

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Workplace Planning for
Today and Beyond

Today’s workplace is so much more than an environment in which to work. It’s a tool that can drive organizational change, improve performance and productivity, bolster employee engagement and attract, retain and motivate talent. It’s also a strategic asset that can communicate corporate mission, branding and cultural messaging.

Creating Balance and Solutions

Such a broad agenda makes the job of planning for tomorrow’s workplace that much more complex for designers who are charged with balancing business and real estate needs while creating solutions that align with corporate mission and deliver competitive advantage.

Recently Knoll hosted members of ONE Global Design, a consortium of owner-led interior design firms in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, to discuss some of the challenges they were experiencing, trends observed and current and future design needs of their corporate clients.

Leveraging the broad geographic diversity and deep expertise of the ONE Global Design network, our discussion goals were to better understand the changing nature of work, especially the global escalation of group-based work, shared-unassigned workspaces and how organizations are planning and allocating space and using furniture to support new ever-more casual workstyles.

FIVE DRIVERS IN WORKPLACE DESIGN

Shape organization culture

Workspaces are instrumental in articulating and expressing company culture.

Attract and retain talent

Spaces are not only where clients and consultants come together, they also function as event space for on-site job fairs and presentations.

Foster Innovation

From the top down, every organization is under pressure to continually innovate to gain or maintain competitive advantage.

Right-size real estate

Virtually all companies are seeking to optimize their real estate.

Reduce silos

Despite widespread adoption of open, collaborative office environments and a growing effort to flatten organizations, many firms still struggle with getting employees to connect outside their immediate department.

Casual and Tech-Influenced are the
New Normal

Aesthetics are strongly influenced by clients’ desire to model technology companies, an industry that many clients relate to. That identity, combined with a continued shift to groupbased workstyles and casual work environments, has given rise to a preference for a more hip design sensibility.

Even traditional legacy companies increasingly view themselves in a more modern context, and want their space to reflect that ambiance, even if they can’t quite articulate it. “We just did an insurance company that decided to call themselves a technology company. Everybody is a technology company now.

“Building in flexibility via modular design and agile furniture is the best solution, since it allows an easy transition from one use to the next, such as small enclosed spaces that can be used as individual offices or meeting rooms, depending on demand.”

The New Math of Free-Address
Environments

Getting the numbers right in designing a free-address environment is not a perfect science, designers concurred. Rather, it’s akin to the software 2.0 model, which focuses on getting to market first and making adjustments later.

In the case of workplace design, that often means doing a pilot study, then refining the design before rolling it out company-wide. Continual monitoring and tweaking elements to make sure they are working optimally should follow installation.

Ready to transform your workplace?

Reach out to the interior architecture design experts at Acquilano today.    /

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Weeee have guardrails at CH2M, now Jacobs. @ponderosa_construction #acquilanolesliedesign #construction #progress

Weeee have guardrails at CH2M, now Jacobs. @ponderosa_construction #acquilanolesliedesign #construction #progress 480 480 acquilano

Taking some scouting shots at @210homebuyerswarranty with @davidlauerphoto 📸 #architecturalphotography

Taking some scouting shots at @210homebuyerswarranty with @davidlauerphoto 📸 #architecturalphotography 640 640 acquilano

2018 Opening Day ️ Go Rox!! #acquilanolesliedesign #mlb #openingday #takemeouttotheballgame

2018 Opening Day ️ Go Rox!! #acquilanolesliedesign #mlb #openingday #takemeouttotheballgame 640 640 acquilano

On site for DaVita Tower II construction administration! #acquilanolesliedesign #denvercolorado

On site for DaVita Tower II construction administration! #acquilanolesliedesign #denvercolorado 640 640 acquilano