Workplace design with the user in mind
Workplaces are ecosystems, where teams with diverse skillsets and needs come together to support one another. By designing for the user experience, your workplace ecosystem will thrive.
Offices aren’t what they used to be.
Today’s workplace must deliver both privacy and control while ensuring safety and a sense that both physical and emotional wellness are prioritized. This is why our process begins and ends with research, from occupancy and user experience studies to intensive market research. Rooted in this knowledge, our workplace design team invents imaginative workspaces for clients of all sizes.
The workplace can influence your team’s health and happiness
Beyond site selection, budget, and basic function, the experience of the user inside the built environment is a critical consideration. By improving our indoor environments through thoughtful and accessible interior design, careful materials selections, and the integration of biophilic elements, we can design for wellness.
Movement, modes, and moments
A thriving workplace ecosystem prioritizes health, wellness, and safety while considering the unique needs of the teams who occupy them. Within the larger ecosystem are ecotones – the zones between zones where natural collisions occur.
The framework our team employs centers on movement, modes, and moments. Our designers delve into the questions of how and when people congregate, and how and when they separate. How does the physical flow of people through a space impact each area of the workplace and the occupants? What do they need specific spaces for? And what will they find delightful?
“The buildings exceed all expectations. The feedback from [the teams] was glowing, citing how amazingly inclusive the whole [design] process was, how individuals felt heard (and that their voice actually made a difference) and how proud they now are of their workplace.”
Jessie [Woodyard] Simerlein | Business Partner to People Operations
Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google
We dig deep into health and safety advancements, industry trends, your user base, your brand, and all the things that make your project unique.
Collaboration peaks when we jointly design, share, listen, and revise until spatial planning and materials (and everything else) look just right.
We live for that sense of relief, accomplishment, and pride — when it all comes together, you step inside, and your vision becomes reality!
The work doesn’t end when the doors open for business; we evaluate your space and user experience as they evolve with time and use.
With the backing of a multidisciplinary team, our workplace design services span the entire design process, construction, and continue into post-occupancy. These include:
- Visioning Sessions
- In-Depth Programming
- Design Development
- Schematic Design
- Space Planning
- Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
- Test-Fits and Pricing Plans
- 3-D Visualization and VR
- Experiential Graphic Design
- Building Codes and Systems
- Placemaking and Brand Integration
- Project Management
- Construction Administration
- Pre-Lease Assessments
- Post-Occupancy Evaluation
It’s time to design for workplace wellness
Our workplace design process starts with deep visioning sessions, occupancy and user experience studies, and intensive market research. By better understanding a space’s function, we can be thoughtful about accessible design, materials selections, and the integration of wellness in the workplace.