You want to love it, but not too much...
Office design is a delicate balance of efficient use of space vs individual comfort and privacy. Now offices need to be prepared for greater cleaning regimines as well as a combination of in-house and remote work configurations. JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE wants to be your trusted resource for your office design requirements.
The office design brief for Turning Leaf Community Services called for converting a mid-century warehouse space into modern offices for front-line mental health care workers. Through the beginning of the project, JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE engaged with the end users of the space to make sure their work environment would meet their needs. The challenge of all contemporary office design projects is to find a balance between collaborative open offices and closed offices that allow for more privacy and concentration. The difference in price between an office that has 10% closed offices to just 30% closed offices can be more than $80/sq ft. That's $1 Million over 12,500 sq ft.
While the Turning Leaf offices have more closed offices than most contemporary spaces, there are still opportunities for collaborative and shared work spaces as well as small breakout rooms for quick one-on-one meetings or periods of concentration.
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The reason for the office updates for the Air Division were to relieve overcrowding pressures in the building, and to provide more flexible opportunities for evolving workgroup units and potential for classified workstations. The building was designed by Stechesen Katz in the 1980s on a 45 degree angle. Arranging furniture in this space has always been challenging, but following the original architects' design intention allowed for a fairly efficient layout and more equitable views to the large windows to the south. The priority in the design was always to provide collaborative spaces near the windows, and storage spaces towards the back of the room. Generally speaking, people who travelled frequently for their jobs were located away from the windows, while people who were in the office more frequently had priority spaces near daylight regardless of title or seniority.
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