Integrating Inclusive Design Into Today’s Work (And Public) Spaces

From accessible restrooms to ‘softer’ interiors and clear signage, Gensler’s Amie Keener shares how designers are redefining public spaces to make them more accommodating for those who require these environments to be more inclusive.

By: Amie Keener

January 25, 2021

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2021 Trends: Design’s Role In Shaping Social Movements

Mohawk Group’s Royce Epstein shares why it’s important for design to include alternate views of history, to be more inclusive, and shape a new present and future.

By: Royce Epstein

January 8, 2021

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Brighten Your Workspace With The Pantone Color Of 2021

The Pantone 2021 color combination is “practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic,” and can be used throughout your office or home workspace to keep it looking fresh and on trend, without a complete design overhaul.

By: Jamie Orr

December 29, 2020

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How Retail Design Insights Will Inspire Workplace Design

The way we work has been reset, and we must completely rethink our current offices. Figure3’s Mardi Najafi and Jillian Warren discuss the importance of creating more memorable experiences in our offices, and the lessons we can learn from retail design.

By: Guest Contributor

December 18, 2020

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5 Office Design Trends For 2021

How will the workplace look in 2021? Environments need to foster productivity and wellbeing while supporting physical distancing guidelines. From ‘resimercial’ design to sustainability, here are 5 design trends to look out for in 2021.

By: Kate Tattersfield

December 17, 2020

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Restrooms: At The Center Of Public Health And User Experience

The restroom is one of few places in a workspace that is used by everybody. While many are less than idyllic, they have the potential to enhance comfort and satisfaction, and play a valuable role in the workplace experience.

By: Guest Contributor

December 10, 2020

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Create Calm: How Home Office Design Can Help Reduce Stress

The home has been transformed into a place of work, deadlines and pressure, but you can help create an environment of calm by making some simple design changes. From desk position to wall colours, here are 5 easy ways to help ease work-related stress at home.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

December 9, 2020

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Managing Change In The Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Design alone is not enough to help companies adjust to the post-Covid workplace. According to SmithGroup’s Lise Newman, companies need a robust change management process.

By: Lise Newman

December 3, 2020

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How To Activate The Office Environment Using Experiential Graphic Design

Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) can be used to “to take a crummy situation and lighten it up” through positive, lighthearted design and graphics. In this interview with Allwork.Space, design experts John Stein and Ari Grazi discuss how EGD can be used in today’s workspaces.

By: Kate Tattersfield

October 28, 2020

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How Do CRE Organizations Think Workspace Will Be Repurposed Post-COVID-19?

As companies resize and retrofit their real estate portfolios, how will their original workspace be repurposed? Among the observations put forward by various CRE companies, there is now a much greater focus on the office as a place for human experience; tenants want social interaction and meaningful collaboration rather than just showing up at the office each day.

By: Elise Shapiro

October 15, 2020

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Lessons In Building Out Modern Offices In Historic Buildings

Inside historic buildings that have survived decades, there is a unique opportunity to create the next era of office space. Skender’s Brian Bukowski explores the nuances and challenges of building out and managing projects in historic buildings.

By: Brian Bukowski

October 1, 2020

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Cohesive Design To Transition Between The Home Office And Workplace

The design lines between home and workplace have been increasingly blurred in recent years, and now is the opportunity to create synergy between the two.

By: Lynne Ingram

September 24, 2020

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Why Color Is So Important For Workspace Design

Some colors are known to soothe us, some to energize, while others distract or even aggravate us. From paint for walls to accent furniture, Cowork Tahoe’s Jamie Orr investigates the science of color and the best combination of colors for workspace design.

By: Jamie Orr

September 24, 2020

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Workplace Design: Bringing The Indoors Out

Living with the coronavirus means people are flocking outdoors rather than indoors, which is impacting workplace design and accelerating demand for green spaces. Allwork.Spoke with 5 design experts to learn about outdoor offices, how being outside improves workplace wellbeing, and what happens during inclement weather.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

September 21, 2020

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In A Remote World, We Are Still Designing For Social Creatures

Design Director, Meena Krenek, evaluates the effect of COVID-19 on our work environments and notes that the human need to be together is as essential as ever for fortifying the workplace community, social relationships, and a company’s mission and culture.

By: Meena Krenek

September 17, 2020

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