Expert Insights

Who Was Charles Pollock?

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David O’Brien remembers the man behind one of the most influential chair designs in history. Charles Randolph Pollock is the legendary furniture designer who – in one elegant design – modernized the humble office chair. His name is synonymous with modern office design.

Measuring Productivity Over Time

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Three case studies over 20 years show that the most productive spaces transcend the trends. “Once the corporation’s productivity objectives are understood, the organization is able to establish if attempts to increase productivity are really working or not. And only the organization, itself, can measure results.”

Healthy Lunch Options Sprout Up at DIRTT

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The new fresh and nutritious meals served from DIRTT’s Greens Cafeteria are a key part of the company’s green commitment. In-house restaurants not only reduce DIRTT’s carbon footprint because employees don’t have to drive elsewhere for lunch, but they also gives staff healthier food options and increases DIRTT’s productivity.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Collaboration

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Collaboration has enjoyed a long run as a buzzword, but as a result, it’s lost some of its impact. It has devolved into a term to describe any type of interaction. The focus should be on designing spaces that support the behaviors and resultant activities that are occurring within the overall physical workspace.

Office Relocation: Managing People in a Workplace Transition

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Your client buys into your concept and design for a new, innovative work space that will leverage creativity and attract young talent. Yet, statistically, approximately 90 percent of corporate change initiatives fail to achieve their projected goals (as measured by financial performance the following two years). What are we to do with this paradox?

BIM Delivers, Just Ask EwingCole

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EwingCole used BIM in new ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their communications through the design process with United Therapeutics. So we asked Howard Skoke to tell us about the tools they use and the impacts they’re having for EwingCole and its clients.

5 People Designing for Interaction

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Gary Miciunas of NELSON, Michael Berger of Partners by Design, Ferdinand Dimailig of Box Studios, Renae Bradshaw of HOK, and Arturo Febry of IA Interior Architects spoke to a crowd of 100 attendees at Work Design Magazine’s AIA CES-approved event, “Designing for Employee Interaction” in Chicago.

Food at Work: A Call for Ideas and Innovation

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We want to understand what the food spaces of the future could look like. To do this, we invite submissions for the competition to bring together ideas, concepts, and innovations on food at work. We want to explore how food can further support working practices in the future.