Not every trophy campus is a monument to a company's success. In fact, it can have just the opposite effect, reflecting a sour turn in fortunes.
The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 50.9 in April, down 3.4 points from March's 54.3, the AIA announced today.
The ramifications of leaders’ actions and their need to immerse deeply in a wide range of topics puts extreme pressure on executives to make every moment count. After years of interviews and observations, Steelcase researchers identified three drivers causing leaders to work in new ways.
We believe change can come from enriching the moments that matter most. Moments in a hospital room are meaningful, personal and pivotal for everyone involved. We know many family members want to support their loved one in every way possible. We know many doctors and nurses value the care, concern and help family members can provide.
Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three fun colors and has a stand that looks ripped from a Herman Miller catalog, and if you’re in the U.S. you can order one today for $4,999.
Crews’s design credentials are expanding beyond his supporting role. With a new furniture collection produced by Bernhardt, released just in time for NYCxDesign this week, he is an emerging designer in his own right. Inspired by ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the pieces play on organic forms like lily pads and the smooth stones of the Nile River.
Once upon a time, an organization wanted to appeal to new and existing clients, while inspiring both employees and recruits. They had an excellent product, offered quality service, and leveraged its brand power well through its public persona. The one place it hadn’t considered as part of its brand arsenal was its own workplace
Furniture Marketing Group, one of Haworth’s largest global dealers, is the first to complete its enterprise-wide migration to Khameleon Business Intelligence (KBI), a new analytics solution from Khameleon Software.
That experience was one of the reasons why Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia was inspired to launch his own line of furniture designed for changing workplaces. The modular line, from Bernhardt Design, can be reconfigured easily based on a company's needs.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans moving over a one-year period fell to an all-time low of 11.2 percent last year (domestic migration shrunk in half since 1965). The drop is particularly prevalent among millennials. New survey data from the Pew Research Center found that 25- to 35-year-olds are relocating at much lower rates than the previous generation.
Have you ever been called to a meeting room only to arrive in an underwhelming cube, where you immediately begin to shuffle chairs around like bumper cars? And after all that kerfuffle, there still remains one isolated worker standing in the corner, without a car of their own to park around the table. While not disastrous on any scale, these repetitive and sometimes awkward encounters are avoidable, and largely delineated by an unsuitably executed built environment. Such situations — whether similarly inconsequential or more cataclysmic — are simple indications that good architectural and design interventions, are essential in our everyday work environments.
For centuries, ceilings have served as a focal point and source of inspiration. Whether it’s the vaulted ceiling of New York’s Grand Central Terminal or the sheer artistry of the Sistine Chapel, the “fifth wall” has played a central role in enhancing buildings and inspiring their occupants.
Question: Help! I work from home and want a supportive office chair that doesn’t look like an exoskeleton or gym ball. Any options?
Introverts are good at being alone. Introverts are already comfortable being inside their own heads, so long hours working by themselves on a project doesn’t phase. Where an Extrovert loses steam when they are not surrounded by large groups of people, Introverts draw power from their alone time, where they can focus solely on the task at hand.
A Ford exec with a design background and who launched its Chariot microtransit system and Motivate bike share program has just been named the automaker’s CEO. Not only does this give Ford a competitive edge over traditional car companies, which have been scrambling to acquire tech startups in the race to autonomy, it shows that Ford is fully committed to its vision of shared, autonomous mobility that may not even include personal cars.
The rules of business seem to be changing constantly, and no one model of success is dominant, so it’s particularly fascinating when a company breaks through the noise. But what are those qualities that allow for one startup to fly while so many others like it fail? That’s what the global brand consultancy Interbrand set out to determine with its Breakthrough Brands report–now in its second year–which names 40 companies that it says represent the next generation of brands across a variety of new, emerging, and evolving categories of business.
Standing desks tend to fall into two categories: large and expensive or cheap and makeshift (think: laptop sitting on top of a stack of books and boxes). The Stan by Twikit falls in a sweet spot in between those two, a laser-cut standing desk made in association with the user’s exact height for optimal ergonomics. Think of it like 3D printed shoes manufactured for perfect fit…but for working standing up.
What does office furniture and self-driving cars have in common? Plenty if you mention the name Jim Hackett.
Fabio Marins Arquitetura was tasked with creating a space to house film production company Corazon Filmes in São Paulo, Brazil, that spans 125 square meters. The double-height space features expansive windows and an interior metal structure, a characteristic of the Modulo Alto de Pinheiros Building, gives it an industrial vibe.