Working Remotely

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There is such freedom in working remotely.  But, as is the case with everything, there is a dark side.  People who get to work remotely have flexibility and save time from not having to commute. But are these benefits worth the stress? Remote workers also deal with the following:    -          Feeling disconnected from their team.  And […]

The “Coffice”

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In our ongoing discussion about the future of office space, here is a nice stat:  In this cycle, office space users have been taking approximately ½ of the space they took as they grew in the last cycle.  We know why—open office, the explosion of the tech companies and shared space environment and all the […]

World’s Coolest Offices 2017

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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 […]

World’s Smartest Building

Worlds Smartest Building

Sustainability is a huge priority for many in commercial real estate these days. The movement towards green, sustainable buildings has opened the doors for new innovations. The below article highlights a building in Amsterdam that received the highest score for sustainability in the world from BREEAM, the world’s leading assessment for sustainable buildings. Even more exciting for […]

Boosting Productivity in the Office

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Workspace design continues to be a hot topic. Last week, I talked about the huge issues that come with open design that we are now discussing with all of our clients. Below my comments is an infographic on a survey that Cort Furniture compiled on workplace trends. I follow it up with a bonus article on how designers are […]

The Open Office Trap

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Yes, open office is all the rage. But there is fallout (as I get older, I can now see there is good and bad in literally everything). Below is a contrarian view on the whole open office collaborative space perspective. Around 70% of all offices are now building open office environments. And with all this openness comes […]