Pearson is an education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well as directly to students. It owns leading educational media brands, including Penguin Books and the Financial Times. Though the company generates approximately 60% of its sales in North America, they operate in more than 70 countries. Pearson International is headquartered in London with offices across Europe, Asia and South America.
The company’s Boston office space was redesigned by Architectural firm Nelson in 2011, taking their current staff from a space populated with perimeter offices to a new workspace which features plentiful teaming spaces, reducing the number of private offices and emphasising a mobile workforce culture.
Coinciding with these planning studies were conceptual design studies on the look and feel of the spaces, specifically those “magnet” hubs envisioned as focal points through the newly restacked planning layout. Image studies of these hubs depicting the various amenities to be present in the space were developed as part of the real estate strategy package.
Conifer Securities located space for its corporate offices and trading floor in San Francisco’s newly renovated Ferry Building. The firm enlisted Huntsman to develop new offices that complement expansive bay views and provide a modern workplace within the historic building. The design team created a program that would work with Conifer’s space needs for internal staff as well as for sub-tenants that would share offices and meeting rooms. Huntsman developed a spatial kit-of-parts package that allows for easy reconfiguration of trading floor space.
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.