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.

The 11 buildings of FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy are designed to recall airplane hangars. This is the first development inside the 1,600-acre Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif., which the federal government shut and turned over to that city in 1999. Image: Jasper Sanidad

September 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy includes 100,000 sf of amenities, and is laid out to tie into the surroun...

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The way an office is designed can be a big factor in the productivity of workers who fall within the range of neurodivergent cognition, according to a new HOK report. Images: HOK

   

September 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Emphasizing inclusion and choice is a key component.

Rooftop deck of the 13-story, LEED Gold Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport district, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects,. Photo: Magda Biernat Photography

Rooftop deck of the 13-story, LEED Gold Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport district, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, SHoP Architects, and CBT Architects. McNamara Salvia was the SE; Turner Construction was the general contractor. Photo: Magda Biernat Photography

   

August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Turner, STO Building Group, AECOM, Clayco, and Clark lead the rankings of the nation's largest of...

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Office Engineering Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, architecture-building-business-2451567 courtesy Pexels

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August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Burns & McDonnell, WSP, Thornton Tomasetti, and Arup head the rankings of the nation'...

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2019 Office Sector Architecture Firms, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Microsoft London headquarters, Gensler, KD Architects, Photo Gareth Gardner, courtesy Gensler

Microsoft London headquarters, designed by Gensler and KD Architects. Photo Gareth Gardner, courtesy Gensler

  

August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, AECOM, Perkins+Will, Stantec, and HOK top the rankings of the nation's largest office se...

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2019 Office Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va. Architect WDG Interiors Photo MAXWELL MACKENZIE

The lobby of the National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va., links two towers, one 19 stories tall, the other 14. WDG Interiors designed the interiors for the LEED Silver project. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie

  

August 08, 2019 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Office space consolidation and workplace upgrades will keep project teams busy, according to ...

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All images courtesy Patalab

July 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Patalab is designing the building.

Wanderwall, North Carolina 2019 design innovation report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO

     

June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....

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May 29, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

With more than two million sf of LEED-certified office space planned, Amazon's new designs for it...

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All images courtesy Carrier

May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The structure is the first commercial building in Florida to achieve LEED Platinum v4 Certificati...

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All renderings courtesy HOK

May 14, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The building’s design is inspired by the design of its fleet of cruise ships—with flowing lines....

All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

May 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Steven Holl Architects designed the project.

Open Text’s 160,000-sf office in San Mateo, Calif., is showcased as an example of the type of office space that is designed to promote employee well being and facilitate social interactions “and a fusion of ideas.” Image: HOK Forward report 

May 02, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report provides insight into the relative importance of such things as amenities and occupant...

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Half of corporate and government offices offer wellness programs

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April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Nearly 30% of worksites offer programs for physical activity and fitness, according to the CDC....

Flight in Denver Colorado

All images courtesy Dynia Architects

April 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dynia Architects designed the building.

A rendering of an Innovation Center that would be part of a larger expansion of the Port San Antonio, which has become a platform for connecting cybersecurity and digital innovations with leading global industries. Image: Port San Antonio and Gonzalez/Mogas Architects

March 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Expansions would accommodate cybersecurity, aerospace, and defense tenants, and help commercializ...

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Main lobby of Hyatt Hotel's headquarters

The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.

February 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners and developers are driving demand for wellness features and practices—active stairways, bi...

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400 Georgia facade

All renderings courtesy OSO Design + Westbank Projects Corp.

February 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OSO and Merrick Architecture designed the building.

Gym and fitness center at 3form

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February 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

3form, a materials manufacturer, did a top-to-bottom remodel of its Salt Lake City headquarters c...

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Duluth HQ lobby space

Courtesy Duluth Trading Co.

February 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Plunkett Raysich Architects designed the project.

A rendering of an office lobby that is produced by Vantis, which combines design and offsite manufacturing for interior construction. Image: Vantis

January 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vantis is positioned to integrate design with offsite customized fabrication.

Google building

Courtesy brionv, flickr

December 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1.7 million-sf campus will expand the company’s New York City presence.

Employees in green space at apple's current Austin location

Apple's current Austin location. Courtesy Apple.

December 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company will also build smaller expansions in six other U.S. cities over the next three years...

Tech startups are vying for rent-free office space, with access to full amenities, for 24 consecutive months on the 3rd and 4th floors of Wells Fargo Center in downtown Los Angeles, which is also in the process of making its massive atrium more attractive to workers in the building and the surrounding neighborhood. Image: Brookfield Office Properties

December 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is part of a larger campaign to burnish the image of L.A.’s Wells Fargo Center. 

Photo: John Gillespie, flickr

November 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Both cities are on the East Coast.

uCity Square, an innovation center in Philadelphia, has ambitious growth plans for the next decade. Image: University City Science Center

October 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This innovation center has several office, lab, and residential buildings in the works.

Stantec conference room

Courtesy Stantec

October 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec worked with Ankrom-Moisan Architects on the design.

Epic exterior with terraces

Courtesy Gensler

October 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler designed the building.

Courtesy TEN Arquitectos

October 01, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

TEN Arquitectos designed the building.

412 W 15

Photo: David Sundberg

September 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CetraRuddy designed the office building.

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