NeoCon 2019

2019-07-19T20:13:10+00:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

NeoCon 2019 brought into sharper focus many of the themes we first saw emerge in 2018. Almost all manufacturers highlighted a variety of settings across focus and collaboration, the blurred line between work and play and the importance of hospitality, wellbeing, flexibility, and access to power. We may be biased but Knoll’s new showroom in Fulton Market blew it out of the park when it came to showcasing best-in-class planning strategies along with vibrant, enduring and elevated design - or as Florence Knoll called it “total design”. Below were our key takeaways. BOTH/AND One big “aha” from our visit was how spaces [...]

Spaces That Work – Across Generations

2019-07-12T21:03:15+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

A conversation that impacts our clients as much as our own office, is how to best design and deliver a workspace that supports the five generations that comprise today’s workforce (Traditionalists or Maturists (before 1945), Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) Gen X (1965-1976), Gen Y or Millennials (1977-1997), Gen Z (after 1997). Broadly speaking, each of the 5 generations in the workplace have their own sets of values, work habits, communication and technology preferences and stereotypes. And while it is important to recognize and understand the differences, tensions and why one work space won’t work for the other…. ...good workplace [...]

Spaces that Work – Healthier Workspaces

2019-07-12T21:04:08+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Ergonomics is a term that is frequently used, but has many meanings. We know it plays a fundamental role in the health and performance of people and is closely tied to an individual’s wellness. But in today’s competitive market for talent, a company’s commitment to focusing on wellness is just the first step. They must also begin to think about a person’s greater well-being, and Holistic Ergonomics plays a large role in that. Below please find 10 tips from our partner, Knoll, for creating a healthier more holistically ergonomic workspace. Making even a few small tweaks to office furnishings or work [...]

Spaces that Work – Shared Spaces

2019-07-22T16:13:43+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Across industries and space planning approaches, shared spaces are increasingly integral to every workplace. Well planned shared spaces not only give employees a choice in where and how they work, but they also connect people to their space and each other. Shared spaces may take be tailored to specific activities or blur the lines and transform at a moment’s notice. Sheehans has adopted Knoll’s strategic approach to shared workspace office planning and follows an iterative and dynamic process to first identity the types of settings that support the work best e.g. (individual focus, secluded collaboration, team meetings, assembly, community interaction), and [...]

Spaces that Work – Acoustics

2019-07-19T20:08:57+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

We're kicking off the new year with a new series titled Spaces that Work. It combines the hot topics of space planning and the latest research with real world solutions that we are talking about with our clients every day. In this edition, we're tackling an important one, Acoustical Privacy. We've all seen the pendulum swing to open plan and despite some of the backlash (read the Harvard Business Review's "Unintended Effects of the Open Office" if you haven't), given the cost of real estate we don't see it changing any time soon. From the MMQB to the Wall Street Journal, [...]

A Few Of Our Favorite Things – October

2019-08-01T14:47:54+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It’s time for A Few of our Favorite Things Here's our monthly rundown of our some of our 5 favorite office furniture solutions. These are our go-to selections that designers, project managers, and most importantly, our clients, are loving. 1. KNOLL K.LOUNGE: We’re always exploring new modular lounge options, but keep coming back to this one. The line is comprehensive, flexible and versatile and has a simple, clean look that can’t be beat. 2. KIMBALL PAIRINGS: Another super versatile lounge collection, this one spans from seats and sofas to full modular lounge. Our new favorite application, steps, which allow spaces to [...]

NeoCon 2018 – 50 Years of Tomorrow’s Design

2019-08-15T20:17:08+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Inspired by our recent trip to NeoCon, the commercial design industry's annual event, we wanted to share a few themes we believe are most applicable to our market and our clients. MODERN WARMTH Across our favorite showrooms, notably Knoll and Kimball, there was a common design aesthetic - Scandinavian midcentury modern with a human touch. Simple, clean modern lines made more approachable with the incorporation of wood, curves, natural elements and touches of color. MIX IT UP We've heard a lot about flexibility, adaptability and the importance of multi-use spaces. One execution of this we look forward to putting into action is a mix of [...]