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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.
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.

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.

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