Dolby Laboratories is an American company specialising in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression.
Dolby licenses its technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers. Over the years, Dolby Laboratories has grown from its roots in sound engineering into an international, publicly traded company with a variety of products and services. The company’s staff has also changed over the years, going from traditional sound engineers to tech-savvy designers, programmers, and creative employees. The new office space presents an opportunity to reflect this cultural evolution. The plan configuration places open workstations at the perimeter to provide daylight for all of the staff and to save energy.
As a result of a comprehensive visioning and sustainability charrette, the project team and user groups defined the need for a design direction that reflects the company’s modern values of technical innovation and collaboration within the context of the fiscal, environmental, and social responsibility.
H+K Strategies seeks to expand its global reach by offering stellar senior strategic counseling services, providing relevant world-class research and case studies and ensuring timely, well-executed results for their clients. With 90 offices in over 52 countries, they are one of the leading full service communications agencies in the UK and globally.
The company’s office is a mixture of chic spaces, modern design and innovation. The space makes great use of neutral tones of grey and beige, giving a sense of calm. This is set against stark black for added effect, and infused with splashes of colour.
United Spaces is based on the concept of getting ideas, people and companies to develop and grow. Their offices are based in central locations, with meeting areas that inspire openness, dynamism and collaboration. They always aim to address the new world of work, providing solutions that suit the future of office environments.
United Spaces create new gatherings of people and skills, allowing new businesses to flourish and for new services/concepts to be born. The space aims to foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas at all times.
Brink Serviced Offices has run business centres/serviced offices since 1998. With its already established client list of both Danish and international companies, Brink offers a prestigious business image combined with a complete range of office services at an attractive price. Brink business centres and serviced offices are not a branded serviced offices concept. They have no Brink logos or brochures in their business centre/serviced offices. This means that their clients are able to regard their business centre and their rented office as their own.
Brink Serviced Offices enables businesses to establish an office without practical problems, difficult procedures or having to commit to a lease for an unmanageable period of time.
Chairish is an online marketplace where people can buy and sell pre-owned home furniture. Chairish has a big focus on design, so it makes sense that the company is located in the art- and design-oriented Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco. The office is within a historic whiskey distillery from the 1900s, and Colleen Taylor of Techcruch visits the HQ to talk to Co-Founder Anna Brockway.
Oth Architecten has designed the government building for Friesland Province, which is located in Leeuwarden. In the design for the new provincial government building in the center of Leeuwarden a new building was necessary because the current one was too small and did not meet the contemporary requirements. The office rooms have been replaced by an open working landscape, where anyone looking for a workplace chooses the one that fits the work. Across the working landscapes there are workspaces with higher walls and concentration cells to find more privacy.
The Ministry of Defence wanted to create a flexible and non hierarchical office space, which embraced informal staff break-out areas, informal meeting points and a completely open plan workspace for its 600 staff. HKR were appointed to develop the new interior fit-out, which is located at Walker House in Liverpool. We like how each area is colour coded with bright and modern colours, this adds a flair of creativity without much cost and effort!
The MoD require 6,500m2 of Category B finished space. The four floors of tenant fitout space also comprise a dedicated reception area, office support facilities, training suite and a considerable IT data centre to serve the organisation on a global scale.
Design2Sense is a Swiss architectural firm, and this is their office space. When meeting client briefs, the firm aims to concentrate on translating their clients’ corporate culture into spatial structures – combining work, play, innovation and development. However, when designing their own office space, it was decided that the contract in their own work environment should be emphasised.
The central conference platform, an acoustic wall as well as two smaller alcoves for meetings, break the spacious room into sections. Along the window front we placed classic desks. A lounge area in the back offers a comfortable setting for conversation. To mirror the original floor tiles, we chose retro colours for our walls and furniture. Sound-absorbing felt panels and the central library add a dab of colour.
BBDO is a worldwide advertising agency network, with its headquarters in New York City. The agency began in 1891 with George Batten’s Batten Company, and later in 1928, through a merger of BDO (Barton, Durstine & Osborn) and Batten Co. the agency became BBDO. The agency’s Russian operations are based in Moscow, and the offices were designed by Nefaresearch. The main challenge that faced Nefaresearch’s architects, was to reconstruct a four-story factory building dating back to the 19th century into an office space fit for advertising agency.
The style of the office had to resemble an art centre, rather than traditional office. The aim was to create with irony a rich dynamic and contemporary image in the BBDO’s branded palette (red, white, grey and black), covering and unifying all office spaces and in the same time dividing them into functional zones.
Lend Lease is a leading, fully integrated, international property and infrastructure group. The company operates in more than 40 countries around the world, running additional businesses in certain markets, including apartment development, greenfield residential development, investment management of unlisted property funds, property management, Real Estate sales and leasing, Public Private Partnerships, Infrastructure Development and Venture Capital investment in innovative technologies.
The London headquarters for Lend Lease are part of a major office and retail development at Regent’s Place in London’s West End and designed to consolidate Lend Lease’s asset base within the United Kingdom. Woods Bagot was tasked to deliver a highly sustainable office environment that would exemplify Lend Lease’s values and brand as part of a mixed-use development.
Key features include a habitat wall adjacent the level two cafe terrace and a bio-diverse roof terrace which staff are encouraged to take an active role in managing along with breakout zones and multiple ‘refresh points’ to give Lend Lease’s employees ownership of the spaces they work in.