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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.
August 13, 2018 | Christine Dansereau

A study found that contrary to popular belief, the open office did not encourage—but rather, ...

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Reebok's headquarters

Reebok's headquarters in Boston's Seaport District has an employee fitness center with its own boxing ring. Photo: Matthew Delphenich.

July 31, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Companies create community-rich work environments where employees can thrive.

Saint Gobain's North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., was designed to provide higher levels of acoustical comfort for its employees. Image: Saint Gobain

July 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building products giant gauges its employees’ perceptions of old and new headquarters environ...

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A day in the life of an ‘agile worker’

A mix of sit-stand stations and collaboration areas support agile working. Image © Gensler/John Ryan.

July 18, 2018 | Jane Stull

When our Gensler La Crosse office relocated last year, we leveraged the opportunity to support an...

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Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

Photo: Pixabay

   

July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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June 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The David Chipperfield Architects-designed project began in 2010.

June 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hacker Architects designed the space for Portland’s Frontside District.

310 N. Sandamon Aerial View

Developed by Mark Goodman & Associates, 310 N. Sangamon will be the largest Passive House office building in the U.S. The building will be located around the corner from Google’s new Midwest headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop.

June 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing the building.

Agoda headquarters in Empire State Building
June 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new headquarters includes almost 20,000 sf of additional space.

A double-height annex serves as Jupiter Entertainment office’s social and pantry area, including a 12-seat conference room, that’s bathed in natural light. Image: Peter Dressel/Wilk Marketing Communications

June 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project team completed this full-floor renovation in four months.

Exterior of EarthCampus HQ

Courtesy EarthCam

May 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Watch a time-lapse of the HQ being built from groundbreaking to grand opening.

May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
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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The shared amenity space at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech

The shared amenity space at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. Image © Max Touhey

April 19, 2018 | Tom Vecchione And Erin Saven

Here are five ways that amenities can help developers and building owners attract and secure tena...

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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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March 19, 2018 | Clayton Whitman

How retail’s focus on brand authenticity, heritage and education are transforming workplace desig...

March 13, 2018 | Johnathan Sandler And Luke Rondel

Workplace data is being put to use by corporate service groups to provide a better employee exper...

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March 12, 2018 | Alison Zeno

Thoughtful design, paired with a change management program to educate staff, can both enhance con...

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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 02, 2018 | Jenya Guillemin

These days, if your office space isn’t a true reflection of your brand, you’ve missed a big oppor...

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March 01, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The deal is worth $30 million.

February 23, 2018 | Yukari Yamahiro

Evidence shows that companies that hire on or emphasize cultural fit struggle to innovate and cha...

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Photo: Magda Biernat

February 20, 2018 | David malone, Associate Editor

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

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