Exposed ceilings are all the rage, but users pay a price for this look. Most of our clients think it’s less expensive to just demo the ceiling and have a cool open space. Not so fast. Here are some of the additional costs that come with an exposed ceiling: – Re-running electrical cabling and HVAC … Continue reading Exposed Ceilings Are Cool But Not Cheap
Apple moved into their spaceship this year. I wrote about it while under construction and now you have probably have seen finished photos all over. If not, here are some. But today’s narrative is not about this inspired headquarters. Today, I want to talk about Pixar’s headquarters built in the late 1990’s. The standards of creative office … Continue reading The Legacy of Steve Jobs and Office Space
What would you do if you had an unlimited budget to improve your company’s next office renovation? Below is a great article detailing what some tech giants are doing to their interior design to keep their employees happy, productive and in the office. One simple takeaway is that these companies are doing THE most innovative and comprehensive buildout you … Continue reading How Tech Office Space Sets the Bar for Everyone Else
Every year, we share the most innovative offices from around the world (and a few from our own clients). Below is our list from 2017. First, you get a few of the best clients we were fortunate enough to work with this past year. We can hold our own here in the Valley of the … Continue reading World’s Coolest Offices 2017
You heard it here first (hopefully). There is a new type of space for companies called third spaces. Third spaces are places for local people to gather and eat, with areas for creative, cultural, and community activities. This is where ideas and startups are born. If this concept takes off, the next wave of development will need … Continue reading Third Space First
3D printing is by far one of the most exciting and innovative technologies hitting the market today. But most people have no idea how far along the technology has come. From ears to planes, car parts to prosthetic limbs, and now entire office buildings, 3D printers are already creating amazing things and disrupting entire industries in the … Continue reading A 3D-Printed Building?
Big cities like New York, San Francisco, and LA have always fascinated me from a real estate perspective. To buy land, design and build buildings is a complex process. Zoning and city planning alone create innumerable obstacles for developers due to the limited amount of space. New York City’s zoning code turns 100 this year, and below … Continue reading 17,000 Manhattan Buildings Could Not Be Built Today
This narrative is focused on all things commercial real estate. We also like to look outside our world to see what will be coming soon to a commercial project near you. Below is a short article about a building currently under construction on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus. In short, it is the first high-rise residential building … Continue reading Passive House Residential Ups the Ante