The Top Workplace Projects of 2015

Below, we’ve rounded up our 10 most popular project profiles from 2015. Mobility, community, and unassigned office spaces (and of course, inspiring and compelling images) stand out as common themes. Scroll to read them all!

10. An Ad Agency’s Unconventional Redesign Wows Employees and Clients

TM Advertising OfficeTM Advertising‘s redesign of their 46,000 square foot Dallas office, led by Gensler and HKS Architects, Inc., is light, bright, and unconventional, reflecting the company’s desire to surprise clients with an innovative, creative approach. The space accommodates approximately 200 assigned work settings with an additional 175 seats available in conference, teaming, work lounge, and writers focus room spaces. Read more >>

9. A Law Firm Goes Totally Mobile in their New London Office

150326-KKS-CMS-hh-045-600x400CMS London is an international firm that offers law and tax advice. In addition to going mobile, they launched a new, client-centric initiative: the company got rid of the traditional receptionist desk in favor of a “meet and greet” concierge approach, creating a space for more conversation between the company and the client. Read more >>

8. Breather Finds Key to Workplace Harmony by Balancing Work and Chill Space in New HQ

BRE-Office-7-600x400We first met Breather in a profile that we ran about their small workspaces, scattered in cities across North America, that can be booked by the hour, and are designed to delight, inspire, and help you to chill out. Now, Breather has taken that same approach and applied it to their new HQ where, in addition to traditional workspaces, they’ve deployed Breather-like spaces within the office. Read more >>

7. Solebrity Attracts Talent to “Silicon Valley East” with Company Culture and Workspace to Support It

IMG_6051-600x400Like many fast-growing tech companies, Solebrity, after incubating in a garage, has moved on up to fresh new office space inspired by Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder AJ Jaghori’s time at previous startups, and a Buddhist monk. Unlike many fast-growing tech companies, this one’s based in Ashburn, Va. In this article, we looked into how they’re attracting and retaining top talent. Read more >>

6. An Office Encourages Working, Playing, and Winning Together

Roundhouse_Pluralsight-Entrance-Infographic-600x407Last June, tech-training expert Pluralsight moved in to a shiny new headquarters in Farmington, Utah. There are no individual offices, no cubicles, and there’s definitely no lack of creativity in the 30,000 square foot space. Instead, creative agency Roundhouse — with assists from DDG and ae urbia — designed an open floor plan of collaborative spaces and unique details. Read more >>

5. Deloitte Moves into a Groundbreaking New Office

Deloitte MontrealThe consulting firm’s Montreal branch got a brand new office this past summer, and the new design offers a number of both public and private workspaces, communal workstations, and social spaces throughout its seven floors to accommodate the wide variety of needs and working styles represented by their employees. We reached out to Matthew Kobylar, a workplace strategist with Arney Fender Katsalidis, to get more scoop. Read more >>

4. Workspace Supports Innovation and Creativity for Mercedes-Benz

MBRD_Story4-600x400The designers and engineers in MBRDNA’s new HQ focus on developing autonomous driving technology and the related digital user experience. Their workplace has to be emotionally intelligent; it has to respond to their needs. In early visioning sessions, they laid out the concept: innovative, collaborative, elegant, well-integrated. Read more (and watch the video!) >>

3. A Non-Traditional Workplace Changes the Way a Furniture Dealership Does Business

Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 3.18.35 PMIn September 2013, AIREA Inc., a commercial furniture dealership based in Farmington Hills, Mich., opened AIREA STUDIO in downtown Detroit. The 2,500 square foot showroom, work lounge, and event space is open to the public and serves as both business development tool and product exposure incubator. In its first year, it drew over 4,000 visitors and customers into the space. Read more (and watch the video!) >>

2. Walls Become Tools in IdeaPaint HQ

IDP_WEB12-600x400Every wall in IdeaPaint’s new HQ — except for, at the moment, one in the lobby — is coated with the simple, revolutionary dry erase paint that the company invented and sells. On top of serving as a super-collaborative corporate HQ, the 7,600 square foot space is also a showroom, and they chose the new location with that in mind. Read more (and watch the video!) >>

1. A Software Company Shows Us What it Looks Like When No One Gets a Private Office

20110368_03_N50_large-600x400Intergraph‘s new office, designed by Cooper Carry, emphasizes collaboration through their lack of individual and private offices (not even senior leadership gets a private office) and the open and industrial design that demonstrates the transparency and technical innovation characteristic of the company itself. Read more >>

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