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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.
Four Ways Building Systems Create Long-term Profitability
| January 06, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

When accounting for the total cost of ownership and the potential return on investment, owners an...

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Large LEGO bricks incorporated into the building's facade

All images courtesy LEGO Group

October 28, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

C.F. Møller Architects designed the project.

All photos: Farm Kid Studios

October 23, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NELSON Worldwide designed the project.

70 St Mary Axe

All images courtesy Foggo Associates

October 23, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foggo Associates designed the building.

Exterior IHMVCU

All photos: AJ Brown Imaging

October 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LEO A Daly designed the building.

25 Kent exteior

Photos: Ty Cole

October 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hollwich Kushner, with Gensler as design development architects, designed the building.

Spaces workstations

All images courtesy Skender

October 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

It is the third ‘Spaces’ location in Chicago.

Rolex USA Headquarters Ground floor store

Renderings courtesy David Chipperfield Architects

October 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will replace the existing building that has been occupied by Rolex since the 1970s....

Medical offices are filling space vacated by retail, Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities

A rendering of an expanded Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities, which when completed will include a medical office building. Image: Rosedale Center

October 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Healthcare developers and providers like the locations, traffic, and parking these spaces offer....

Catalyst exterior

All renderings courtesy Katerra

September 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Katerra is the design builder for the project with Michael Green Architecture as the design archi...

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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

Photo courtesy Pexels

  

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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July 12, 2019 | Anne Bradley

In the workplace, the only constant is change.

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago is rooted in one of the most expansive employee engagement efforts in history, and the extensive data it generated. Photo courtesy CannonDesign

July 11, 2019 | Heather Rosen, Workplace Strategy Consultant, CannonDesign

The traditional model of signing long-term leases, committing extensive capital to an inflexible...

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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....

Smart buildings can optimize wellness

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

May 29, 2019 | Kristin Tilley and Stefana Scinta, CallisonRTKL

Employees want wellness initiatives built into their work experience, especially when they’re in...

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Courtesy Amazon

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

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

It’s time for office amenities to get to work

At Campari Group’s new North American headquarters in New York, four distinct bar-like experiences offer more than just a place for employees and guests to blow off steam. Photo courtesy Gensler

April 08, 2019 | Amanda Carroll, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, Workplace Leader, Principal, Gensler

Amenities with the greatest impact on effectiveness and experience are those that directly suppor...

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Flight in Denver Colorado

All images courtesy Dynia Architects

April 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dynia Architects designed the building.

April 05, 2019 | Jodi Williams and Jake Devost

From retention and career advancement to the ethics of inclusion and diversity, these five trends...

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