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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 new Toyota Motor North American Headquarters campus

Photo: Toyota

August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Toyota invested $1 billion in the project, which was designed by Corgan.

Virtual reality walkthrough of the new Somerville High School in Sommerville, Mass. It was designed by SMMA, Inc.

Screen shot from a VR walkthrough of the SMMA-designed Somerville (Mass.) High School.

August 03, 2017 | Thomas Merchel

Two recent client VR sessions yielded a number of lessons learned for the design team, particular...

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JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

August 02, 2017 | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some ext...

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A rendering of Brunswick's current Headquarters
August 01, 2017 | Jonya Leverett & Chris Lambert

Connecting personal values to company values is important to millennial workers.

A rendering of Design Tech High School's outdoor terraces, glassy facade, and public paths

Rendering courtesy of DES Architects + Engineers

August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design Tech High School, located on Oracle Corporation’s Headquarters campus, will span 64,000 sf...

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The exterior of 5 Garret Mountain Plaza

Courtesy of Mountain Development

July 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 100,000-sf building is part of a three-building, 30-acre campus.

A rendering of the exterior of Turkish Airlines' Flight Training Center from TAGO

Rendering courtesy of TAGO Architects

July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The center will cover about 30,000 sm and feature 18 simulators.

Five people work together in a PDR office meeting space
July 26, 2017 | Larry Landers

PDR Principal Larry Lander explains how to design for workplaces where four generations are worki...

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A rendering of the updated exterior of 287 Park Avenue South from Spagnolo Group Architecture

Rendering courtesy SGA

July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

287 Park Avenue South is a nine-story Classical Revival building previously known as the United C...

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Manhattan Bridge can be seen from James Corner Field Operations' 45 Main Street rooftop

Photo: Two Trees Management, Matthew Williams

July 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new spaces range from about 8,500 to 11,000 sf and were added to Two Trees Management’s ancho...

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The kitchenette at Mortenson Construction's new Portland office

Photo courtesy Mortenson Construction

July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Mortenson deconstructed the barn and repurposed it for the new space.

Rendering courtesy CetraRuddy.

July 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Corporate Commons Three is expected to break ground later this summer.

Photo courtesy of Perkins + Will.

July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 100 wellness features are incorporated into CBRE’s Vancouver office.

July 05, 2017 | Karen Thomas

Whether for a team of 20 or 200, if today’s professionals are not currently working in an open of...

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Rendering courtesy Foster + Partners

June 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners’ design rises 10 stories and is composed of two connected buildings.

Photo courtesy of tvsdesign.

June 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ is packed with amenities and features to keep team members happy and engaged at work.

Photo courtesy Jasper Sanidad

June 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Nonprofit HQ fitout improves functionality, accessibility for blind and low-vision individuals....

To accommodate its rapid growth, WeWork, the coworker office space redeveloper, has acquired Fieldlens, whose app streamlines jobsite communication and management.  Pictured is one of WeWork's locations in Hollywood, Calif.  Image: WeWork

June 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Fieldlens helps turn jobsites into social networks. 

In addition to BIM modeling, the Building Team used a COBiE-based Integrated Workplace Management System usually reserved for government projects.

June 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Silver Award: TechnipFMC’s new campus marks the start of a massive planned community in north Hou...

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Image courtesy of HOK

June 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently 75% complete and on schedule to open in 2018.

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.

June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Silver Award: Forgoing a typical center-core design, the Zurich North America Headquarters rises...

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Rendering courtesy of HayesDavidson

June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Heatherwick Studio and BIG are designing the 11-story building.

Photo: Nick Ulivieri Photography, courtesy Clark Construction

June 06, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Platinum Award: It took guts for a developer and its Building Team to take on a site others had s...

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Strong brew: Heineken HQ spurs innovation through interaction [slideshow]

All photos: Garrett Rowland

June 02, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The open plan concept features a Heineken bar and multiple social zones.

Tencent headquarters © Terrence Zhang, courtesy NBBJ

Tencent headquarters © Terrence Zhang, courtesy NBBJ

May 30, 2017 | Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

Eight fresh ideas for the high-rise of the future, from NBBJ Design Partner Jonathan Ward.

May 24, 2017 |
Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more

Rendering courtesy of Goettsch Partners.

May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chicago-based firm won a design competition to design the complex located in Wuhan, China....

Photo: Garrett Rowland

April 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

April 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Customization and technology drive sales for Tangram Interiors.

Pixabay Public Domain

April 13, 2017 | Daid Malone, Associate Editor

Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.

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