Open offices are bad!
The Harvard studies on the unintended effects of open office defines it as space where 'one entire floor was open, transparent and boundaryless… [with] assigned seats,' and the other had 'similarly assigned seats in an open office design, with large rooms of desks and monitors and no dividers between people's desks.'
PDR | Oct 16, 2018
Dead lobby syndrome: An affliction only experience can cure
The competition for great tenants has rarely been as fierce as it is today.
PDR | Jan 25, 2018
Four keys to designing autistic-friendly spaces
Autism, in part, gave us modern architecture, writes PDR’s Julie Troung.
PDR | Jul 26, 2017
Meeting space leads to innovation
PDR Principal Larry Lander explains how to design for workplaces where four generations are working together.
PDR | Jul 25, 2017
Managing workplace change: The three C's to building trust
Building trust takes time and consistency, and is typically much easier to break than build.
PDR | Feb 28, 2017
Organizations are starting to realize that there are benefits to addressing employee wellbeing.
PDR | Dec 6, 2016
Workplace pilots: Test. Learn. Build
Differentiated from mock-ups or beta sites, workplace pilots are small scale built work environments, where an organization’s employees permanently reside and work on a daily basis.
PDR | Oct 4, 2016
Video blog: How to future-proof your workplace
Larry Lander, a Principal with PDR and a registered architect, discusses how modularity can improve a workplace for the business and the individual.
PDR | Sep 8, 2016
Video blog: Top color trends for 2016
Karen Wetmore, Lead Designer at PDR, talks about what’s trending with materials and colors in the workplace.
PDR | Jul 29, 2016
The ROI of company culture: Why companies should look at culture’s impact on profit
Organizations that purposefully craft and develop their culture experience a 14% turnover rate, whereas organizations that ignore their culture experience a 48% turnover rate, writes PDR Senior Consultant Christine Mikhail.