Office Building Design

No longer marked by gray, uniform rows of cubicles, offices have become more personalized and employee-centric than ever, giving people a more comfortable place to spend their working hours. New approaches to office customization and the way employees interact are breathing new life into the workplace.
Aerial View of the new BBC Wales HQ

Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners.

April 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the building.

Open floor plans that encourage collaboration are becoming “best practices” for office designers. Image: Ted Moudis Associates

April 23, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest report by Ted Moudis Associates also finds more space being allocated for amenities an...

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Yeti's new Austin HQ designed by Gensler

Photo courtesy Gensler

March 21, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler designed the new HQ.

An open floor plan usuallly means lower office fit-out costs, according to a new JLL report. Image: Pixabay

March 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new JLL report also finds landlords offering more generous tenant improvement allowances.

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A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium.

A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium of Ryan Cos.' headquarters, which incorporates seating for the company’s cafeteria.

March 19, 2018 | BD+C Staff

From Chicago to Charlotte, the tech boom is transforming urban real estate markets and redefining...

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Facade of the new Landsbankinn building

Rendering courtesy Beauty and the Bit

March 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Landsbankinn is Iceland’s largest bank.

March 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The substantial use of glass on the interior of Apple Park has caused headaches for some employee...

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March 01, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The deal is worth $30 million.

Photo: Magda Biernat

February 20, 2018 | David malone, Associate Editor

Approximately 400 employees will occupy the SkB Architects-designed space.

A view of a shared office space operated by WeWork, which has 200,000 members and locations in 20 countries. Flex and co-working offices are gaining broader acceptance among corporate tenants, property managers, and landlords. Image: Matteo Doni, via Wikimedia Commons

February 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More landlords see these spaces as “long-term solutions.”

Exterior of the Photovoltaic Bolt

Courtesy of Pierattelli Architetture

February 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wings have a surface area of over 1,100 sm.

Office market vacancy rate at 10-year low

Photo: Pixabay

February 13, 2018 | Transwestern

Cautious development and healthy absorption across major markets contributed to the decline in va...

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February 08, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Designed by Vertical Arts Architecture, the building features design elements found in high-end c...

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Conference room and office space at the APA's new office
February 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new office occupies 3 floors at 800 Main Avenue SW.

Interior of new timber office building

Courtesy Michael Green Architecture/Lotus Equity Group

February 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor + John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Michael Green Architecture is designing the building.

Amazon's Spheres

Photo courtesy of NBBJ

January 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Spheres provide the most unique aspect of Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters.

Co-working space in Tribe

Photo: Catalina Ayubi

January 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space has been dubbed ‘Tribe.’

Kitchens are one of the must-have features in spec suites, ready-to-move-in office spaces that are increasingly attractive to smaller, newer companies looking for rentals. Image: Darrin Hunter, courtesy of Dyer Brown

January 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Filling a need for startups looking for quick move-ins.

The 20 finalists for Amazon's HQ2

Courtesy Amazon

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow HQ2 to include as many as...

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How do we measure human performance, and what does it mean for the workplace?

Photo: EYP

December 19, 2017 | Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, Workplace Strategy, EYP

There are many new tools and methods that are beginning to look more comprehensively to evaluate...

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The BCCI Construction Company headquarters
December 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The space emphasizes WELL’s vital concepts of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, a...

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Parks, trails, and recreation areas will take up one-third of the 500-acre West Farm live/work development, whose construction is about to begin in Omaha, Neb. Image: SB Architects

December 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Walkability and recreation will be key features of West Farm.

Photo: Justin Clemmons

December 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

lauckgroup designed the new headquarters space.

Photo: Aurelijus Valeiša, Creative Commons

November 06, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

In using an open RFP process with a tight timeline, Amazon created a frenzied, almost hackathon-l...

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Gensler led the Building Team that converted a 16,000-sf former storage facility into a new headquarters space for Investors Management Corporation, one of several old buildings that have been transformed during a recent redevelopment spurt in Raleigh, N.C. Image: Chris Leonard/courtesy of Gensler 

October 23, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This adaptive reuse establishes more direct visual and physical connections to a growing city. ...

The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

Halkin Mason Photography, Courtesy of KSS Architects

October 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Holder Construction top BD+C’s ranking of t...

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222 S. Riverside office

Photo: Wright Heerema Architects

October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sec...

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Two employees in an office

Photo: Davis Architects

October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and HOK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector archit...

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Aerial view of the Post Office redevelopment project with the green roof

Rendering courtesy of ©601w Companies | Gensler

September 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redevelopment project is currently the largest in the nation.

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