Office Space Planning: Designing For Tomorrow's Workplace (Professional Architecture)

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A one-stop, on-the-job resource for modern office space planning and design. Considers optimal use of space; employee and task space needs; enclosed versus open-plan offices; furniture, fixtures, and lighting; climate and comfort; and much more. Includes case studies from major international companies. Covers topical issues such as design for productivity and technology, on-site parking, daycare, and gym facilities.

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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 One-Stop Office Design Answers Office Space Planning Design for Tomorrow's Workplace 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. Make expert choices on lighting, furniture, and other fixtures. INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES 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 British Airways, Heathrow Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco National Electronic Warranty, Great Falls, Montana And more! About the Authors Alexi Ferster Marmot is director of AMA, Alexi Marmot Associates, a leading office design firm based in London, England, and established in 1990. Among their clients are a number of large international companies, government agencies, and healthcare firms. She has a B.Arch in Architecture from the University of Sydney, Masters degrees in Architecture and City Planning, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Before starting her own firm, she was director of research at DEGW, one of the world's largest office design firms. Joanna Eley has a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of London and an M.A. from Oxford University where she studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She is a director for AMA and has worked as a consultant for many other organizations including DEGW. She has 20 years of experience in architectural design, consultancy, and writing on architectural and business issues.

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Alexi Ferster Marmot is director of AMA, Alexi Marmot Associates, a leading office design firm based in London, England, and established in 1990. Among their clients are a number of large international companies, government agencies, and healthcare firms. She has a B.Arch in Architecture from the University of Sydney, Masters degrees in Architecture and City Planning, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Before starting her own firm, she was director of research at DEGW, one of the world's largest office design firms.

Joanna Eley has a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of London and an M.A. from Oxford University where she studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She is a director for AMA and has worked as a consultant for many other organizations including DEGW. She has 20 years of experience in architectural design, consultancy, and writing on architectural and business issues.

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