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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.
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.

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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Activating the workplace
January 03, 2018 | Mary Baker

Here's how active work stations impact how you think, perform, and feel.

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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December 15, 2017 | Jennifer Gebhardt

Once you secure outstanding talent, how do you keep the creative juices flowing and help employee...

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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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