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.
May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
AAA HQ Entry

Photo: HGA

May 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HGA designed the space.

Google Canada’s 58,000-sf headquarters was designed as a “elegant garage,” and features work of local artists. It was also the first Google office to have a real miniature golf course.  Photo courtesy Google/Camilla Pucholt

May 22, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Perkins Eastman recommends personalization, access and “linkages,” and variety as design criteria...

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.

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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