Office Building Design
The top bar of Zurich North America’s headquarters building (right) spans 180 feet and runs along an outdoor terrace that staff and visitors can use to move between the two bottom bars. James Steinkamp Photography.
Silver Award: Forgoing a typical center-core design, the Zurich North America Headquarters rises...read more
Rendering courtesy of HayesDavidson
Heatherwick Studio and BIG are designing the 11-story building.
Photo: Nick Ulivieri Photography, courtesy Clark Construction
Platinum Award: It took guts for a developer and its Building Team to take on a site others had s...read more
All photos: Garrett Rowland
The open plan concept features a Heineken bar and multiple social zones.
Rendering courtesy of Goettsch Partners.
The Chicago-based firm won a design competition to design the complex located in Wuhan, China....
Photo: Garrett Rowland
An open plan with social hubs maximizes co-working and engagement.
Tangram Studio worked with Boston Consulting Group and the design firm Shubin Donaldson to come up with a resilient workspace for BCD's 45,000 sf of office space in downtown Los Angeles. Furniture customization is one of five divisions that Tangram Interiors has expanded into over the past decade and a half. Image: Tangram Interiors
Customization and technology drive sales for Tangram Interiors.
Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.
The Shop East innovation lab presents 13,500 sf of workspace across two floors with an emphasis o...read more
Rendering courtesy of Stir Architecture
The development is expected to open in 2018.
Lotte World Tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck allows visitors to stand 1,640 feet above gro...read more
Rendering courtesy of Graphite Design Group
The building will provide 405,000 sf of office space in downtown Seattle.
The 13,000-sf Denver office for the architectural firm Hord Caplan Macht is going through the process to be certified under the Fitwel health and wellness standards. More firms seem to be embracing wellness for their own offices as well as in their designs for clients. Image: Courtesy HCM
Hord Caplan Macht the latest to join the club by submitting its offices for certification under F...read more
Photo courtesy of Heywood Chan Photography
One shortcut: sending shop drawings created from laser scans directly to a wood panel fabricator....
Rendering courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects
The building is located in West Chelsea between the High Line and West Street.
Gensler, Inventure Design, Ziegler Cooper, and Rottet Studio have each designed a suite within a tower in Houston that Brookfield Property Partners plans to market as offices of the future, with an emphasis on bold design and collaboration. Image: Brookfield Property Partners
The developer engaged four design firms to come up with unique suites it will market under its De...read more
Photo courtesy of Kevin Scott
Graham Baba Architects designed the project around a central, landscaped courtyard.
Courtesy Robert Benson Photography
Today’s workplace requires designers and employers to look holistically at the organization’s cul...read more
A new Transwestern report examines the adaptive reuse trend across the U.S.
This paper is the first in a planned three-part series of studies on the evolution of diverse off...read more
The Freedom Center in South Huntsville, Ala., is an office complex that is seen as part of the revitalization of that part of the city. Torch Technologies, the building's anchor tenant, spearheaded the redevelopment. Image: J. Hanshaw Photography
The newly opened Freedom Center, near Redstone Arsenal, includes a 10,000-sf conference center....
Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang
Solar Carve Tower advances Studio Gang’s ‘solar carving’ design strategy.
Rendering courtesy of BIG
The factory will immerse employees and visitors in nature from all sides.
Sodexo's Institute of Quality of Life has produced an expansive report that examines global workplace trends. The report argues in favor of a “people-centric” approach to workplaces that places the well being and value of employees above all else. Image: Pixabay
The latest Sodexo report on workplace trends explores 10 factors that are impacting the global wo...read more
Rendering courtesy of PLP Architecture.
Friars Bridge Court will provide a transition between the unvarying height of the buildings to th...read more
Rendering courtesy of SOM
Over 1,000 employees will work in the HQ building when completed.
Completed in May 2016, the 131,000-sf headquarters for the law firm Stoel Rives is located on the top nine floors of the Park Avenue West tower in Portland, Ore. While its conference rooms are enclosed for privacy, natural light reaches the interior spaces through the use of clear glass relights in the solid wood doors. All offices are enclosed in glass to allow natural light into the center of the plan as well as to create a more transparent, collaborative environment. Some glass doors and panels are trimmed with timber framing to match the room’s interior materials and design (pictured). The Building Team included ZGF Architects (architect, interior design), KPFF Consulting Engineers (SE), Interface Engineering (MEP), Alternatt Associates (acoustics), and Lease Crutcher Lewis (GC). Photo: Nick Merick.
The hottest material in workplace design—interior glass—opens offices to light and collaboration....read more
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The top bar is 500 feet long, spans 180 feet between the bottom two bars, and cantilevers out 60...read more
Rendering courtesy of CetraRuddy
The office, designed by CetraRuddy, will be completed in 2017.