As we finish The Optimized Workplace series, it is fitting to wrap up with a discussion about space strategy and it impacts to the physical environment. It seems like for as long as we have been talking about the workplace, our clients have always been looking for ways to “optimize”, drive down costs, engage, attract and retain employees through their real estate portfolio planning. Today and looking towards the future is no different, except our industry has become more knowledgeable and insightful on best practices that influence how organizations can apply space strategy. Space continues to be one of the highest overhead costs for our clients. Organizations are moving towards a more dynamic planning approach that is constantly looking at the most efficient and effective space use.
Years ago, we started the tradition of helping our clients and friends welcome each New Year by sending them a post-holiday video greeting. This year’s video weaves together some of our favorite elements from past greetings. Using lots of voices and images from each of our offices, we focused on the magic that happens when we connect with each other.
Our industry research and dialogue continues to trend towards the significance of technology influence on every aspect of our lives. As we explore a robust technology strategy in the Optimized Workplace, below are a few metrics that promote this concept: READ MORE
As a communications major with an interest in broadcast journalism, my first summer internship was at a large television station where I was immersed in the hustle and bustle of reporters and police scanners. It’s where I first learned the saying “If it bleeds, it leads.” It’s also where I learned the media business is fierce and if I wanted a chance in the market, I had to have grit and be willing to trade my summer by the pool for several months of free labor. Thankfully, with monetary support from my folks and a pantry full of ramen noodles, I survived. But, even more than that, I had one of the most invaluable experiences of my career. READ MORE
Today’s “optimized workplace” is a response to the continued influx of dynamic technology, the immersion of future generations, and a multitude of economic drivers facing businesses. The evolution of one dimensional metrics, standardization, and densification is now targeting a more harmonious approach that looks far past the physical space. This balanced ecosystem addresses three key components that when working collectively, can provide results beyond architecture. READ MORE
Most teachers have the summer off and spend that time NOT thinking about the upcoming school year (I know, I’m married to one.) But that was not the case for two teachers from Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina, at least for the week they spent at Little on a STEM externship…
If you were looking to have your faith restored that the next generation will make a difference in the world, you didn’t have to look further than the teams of high school students at an Engineering Expo that I recently had the honor of judging.
Our Brand Experience Studio recently curated a collection of stores that identify emerging global retail trends, referencing benchmark projects conceived at the intersection of visionary and ambitious thinking. The examples explore innovative and award-winning approaches, technologies and materials that make up todays retail environments and we invite you to view the presentation online. Before you do, a little background and some highlights on the Retail Design Institute’s 45th International Store Design Competition & Gala celebrating those influencing our Industry …