Office Space Planning: Designs for Tomorrow's Workplace (Professional Architecture)

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'Excellent' - "The Economist". 'Useful insight into specific spatial and technological implications of recent changes in the organization of office work...lively and lucid text' - "Architects' Journal". 'Written by two of the country's experts ...it is a good read' - "Financial Times". 'Any facility manager, space planner, property manager, architect, or interior designer ought to know the contents of every section ...clearly the best book of its kind on this subject we have read' -Gerald Davis and Francoise Szigeti, International Centre for Facilities. 'The industry is hungry for books like this ...more practical and design details than other books' - Marilyn Zelinsky, author of "New Workplaces for New Workstyles" and "The Home Office Bible".This title includes one-stop office design answers. Coax the maximum benefits from any professional space with this practical guide to planning and designing leading-edge workplaces. Offering help with both open-plan and enclosed space systems, this resource from two top international experts is packed with information, case studies, and tools that will help you: meet employees' space and task needs; respond to changing work patterns and attitudes; plan offices both large and small, private sector and public agency, owned and leased; use hands-on checklists, rules of thumb, charts, and guidelines to quickly solve design dilemmas and answer design questions; resolve air quality, temperature, and other environmental issues; and, make expert choices on lighting, furniture, and other fixtures.International case studies include: Arthur Andersen, Boston National Minority AIDS Council, Washington, D.C. Rhino Entertainment, Los Angeles Price Waterhouse Coopers, Philadelphia Commerzbank, Frankfurt Excite, Redwood City TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles Alcoa Corporate Center, Pittsburgh Conde Nast, Times Square, New York World Neighbors, Oklahoma City Bank of America, Las Vegas Silicon Graphics, Redwood City Nortel Networks, Brampton, Ontario

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A one-stop, on-the-job resource for modern office space planning and design.

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The building is a company’s most expensive capital asset. Failure to coax the maximum benefits from it is, at least, irresponsible and, at most, financial suicide.

Companies around the world are recognising the importance of integrating pleasure and leisure with office routine.

Out goes strip lighting, paper thin partitions and closed doors. In come spaces that are new, fun and challenging with windows that open, decent coffee, groceries that are delivered to your desk, a massage when you most need it and workmates who actually talk to you.

This new book demonstrates how to get the best out of office buildings and improve the efficiency and enthusiasm of the people who work in them. Packed with information, case studies and practical tools, it will help designers, facility managers and space planners to:

• meet employees’ space and task needs • respond to changing work patterns and attitudes • plan offices both large and small, private sector and public agency, owned and leased • use hands-on checklists, rules of thumb, charts and guidelines to quickly solve design dilemmas and answer design questions • resolve environmental issues, such as air quality and temperature • make expert choices on lighting, furniture and other fixtures.

While every workplace is individual, almost all can be improved!

CONTENTS

Introduction; Location-free Work; Knowledge is Power; Leveling the Space Pyramid; Four Walls and a Door; The Open Plan Office; Sick Building Syndrome Avoidance; Amenities; Information Technology; Renovation and Relocation; Further Reading; Index.

THE AUTHORS

Both authors are based in London and are involved in many interesting projects – most recently they designed the offices at Tate Modern.

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"The industry is hungry for books like this...more practical and design details than other books."

Marilyn Zelinsky, author of New Workplaces for New Workstyles and The Home Office Bible.

"fills an obvious gap in information...extremely useful for students of architectural programming and in business courses."

Mary Comerio, Vice Chair, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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