Pros and Cons of a Home Office

Office home house desk

Hard to believe, but there was a time not too long ago when a company functioned by hiring a workforce to travel to its workplace. Everything necessary to complete the job was in this permanent work space and consequently, so were you. With the internet and the myriad of devices at our fingertips, the definition of “work environment” has dramatically … Read More

Making a Good First Impression: The Reception Area

The Reception Area

As grossly unfair as it may seem, your clientele will summarily judge your company’s success, as well as the competency, relevance and character of your workforce based on their visceral reaction to your anterooms. Whether you are operating a dentist’s office, heading up a fashion empire, or selling widgets, your reception design has the daunting task of luring clientele into … Read More

Open Plan Offices: The Next Step

The goal: Organizational health. The key: A workspace that promotes and supports the mental, physical and social health of the workforce. It’s as simple—and complex—as that. Faced with the task of creating environments that foster optimal achievement, today’s office designers are forced to think outside the cubicle and adapt to a new, more organic office culture. Pursuant to our deeper … Read More

The Emergence of the Open Concept Workspace

With the proverbial swing of the pendulum, 21st century office design did away with barriers considered a hindrance to the contemporary business model. Coming full circle, today’s office-scapes once again reflect Wright’s original open office concept, maximizing the use of large open spaces, and facilitating communal spirit, while taking advantage of natural light. That’s the good news. Consult a design … Read More

The Psychology of Workspace Design

While our tech gadgetry allows individuals to work from anywhere, it’s the office that engenders the team building and collaboration so vital to a company’s infrastructure. Office design must support this face-to-face interaction and provide plenty of diverse areas in which different sized groups can gather for large team meetings or small group conversations. Workspace feng shui also dictates the … Read More

Healthcare Architecture and Design

Modern Hospital Building

The benefits of natural light cannot be overstated. Incorporating large picture windows that brighten patient rooms improves both their physical and mental states. Taking advantage of new innovations in glass technology, more and more hospitals are adding smart glass that can be transparent, tinted or opaque at the flick of a switch to eliminate glare and improve patient comfort. This … Read More

The 21st Century Office Infographic

The word “office” has a naturally negative connotation due to what goes on inside of one. Work is something that someone is obligated to partake in, not something that they choose to do. But as the global economy continues to recover from The Great Recession, a pattern has begun to emerge: companies are—more and more—catering to their employees’ wants and … Read More

A Gateway To A Translucent Space

The typical point of entry into an interior environment tends to be simple, boring, and often mediocre. The primary purpose is to allow access, paying no attention to any crucial design attributes Avanti Eclipse sliding glass doors are a collection of quality Sliding Glass Door Systems that provide a contemporary solution to applying design and seamless flexibility. The Eclipse Sliding … Read More

Does Office Design Have An Effect On Productivity? Yes and it’s HUGE.

How your company’s office is arranged, how much space you provide each worker, whether you utilize cubicles or wide open lounges, the lighting, and whether or not there is any sign of Mother Nature within the workspace all effect productivity. In the last century, it was commonplace — indeed anything less would have been improper — to utilize anything that … Read More