Workplace Design Topics

Net-Zero Energy

Net-Zero Energy

With programs like the 2030 Commitment, designers are pursuing incrementally stringent energy reduction targets following ...
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Net-Zero Energy

Debunking the Myths of LEED-CI

Debunking the Myths of LEED-CI

The experiences of the companies earning LEED-CI (and of their architecture/engineering firms) do more than show the va...
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Debunking the Myths of LEED-CI

Creating Modern Curb Appeal

Creating Modern Curb Appeal

Redevelopment of existing real estate assets, often in premier locations, offer developers many opportunities to increa...
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Creating Modern Curb Appeal

Sustainable, Secure Reconstruction

Sustainable, Secure Reconstruction

Reconstruction and modernization of older and often historically significant buildings present many opportunities-and like...
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Sustainable, Secure Reconstruction

Flexible Office Buildings

Flexible Office Buildings

When designing speculative office buildings, and campus buildings for end-users, there often exists an element of myste...
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Flexible Office Buildings

Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting

The need for energy efficient lighting has become mainstream. Momentum is growing at the consumer level for light sourc...
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Energy Efficient Lighting

Driven by Mobility: The New Workplace Environment

Driven by Mobility: The New Workplace Environment

SmithGroupJJR annually brings together a Workplace Advisory Board comprised of corporate real estate executives, workplace...
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Driven by Mobility: The New Workplace Environment

Creating Buy-In Before the Move

Creating Buy-In Before the Move

Picture this. Your organization is nearing a real estate transition. A move to a new or renovated location, perhaps a majo...
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Creating Buy-In Before the Move

Workplace of the Future

Workplace of the Future

One of the biggest drivers of the future of work is technology. Rapid advances have changed the nature or work, allowing t...
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Workplace of the Future

Workplace Trends

Workplace Trends

Many factors are changing the nature of work, and work behaviors. No longer is the office the only place where work gets d...
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Workplace Trends

Green Workplace Interiors

Green Workplace Interiors

Green is good-including in the workplace. While green is good for obvious environmental reasons, sustainable design is als...
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Green Workplace Interiors

Re-Thinking the Office: Lessons Learned in Office Design

Re-Thinking the Office: Lessons Learned in Office Design

One thing we can all agree on is that the workplace—and work for that matter—continue to evolve at a very rapi...
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Re-Thinking the Office: Lessons Learned in Office Design

Design Build

Design Build

As early as 700BC with Code of Hammurabi, can one find reference to the principles of Design Build; a delivery methodology...
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Design Build

Asset Repositioning

Asset Repositioning

Every city tells a story through its urban landscape: its street life, retail, transit offerings, art and architecture. In...
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Asset Repositioning

The Rise of Human Capital and Engagement

The Rise of Human Capital and Engagement

In the not-so-distant past, human capital was defined in limited, objective terms. The benefits in terms of effectiveness,...
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The Rise of Human Capital and Engagement

Defining the New Mixed-Use

Defining the New Mixed-Use

Once viewed as an optional typology, mixed-use has become a development mainstay but needs to be considered through a diff...
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Defining the New Mixed-Use

Thriving in a Disruptive World

Thriving in a Disruptive World

We expect change. We welcome innovation. But in today’s business world, disruption has become the new norm. Disrupti...
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Thriving in a Disruptive World

The Changing Workplace: What's Your Strategy?

The Changing Workplace: What's Your Strategy?

Many factors contribute to the ever-changing workplace—technological advancements, economic and societal influences,...
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The Changing Workplace: What's Your Strategy?

Workplace Culture: Is it all Hype?

Workplace Culture: Is it all Hype?

As workplace designers, we often ponder the connection between workspace and the culture of an organization. Does the envi...
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Workplace Culture: Is it all Hype?