In our approach to workplace design, we have sought to evolve the conventional idea of office ‘fitouts’ to the more sophisticated concept of contemporary workspaces that support and promote modern ways of working.
Influenced by the writings of Francis Duffy, of international consultancy DEGW, we have frequently demonstrated to our clients how the architecture of the workplace can contribute to organisational change. Principally, the contemporary workspace can improve levels of staff interaction, use space more efficiently and flexibly, use space to express and reinforce values and use modern technology to its full potential.
Our clients include Beca, Xero, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, State Services Commission, Tertiary Education Commission, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Social Development. A notable case study is our award-winning workplace design for Statistics New Zealand, accommodating a staff of over 500; a post-occupancy evaluation of this fitout revealed a 5% increase in productivity overall and a 99% improvement in creating a workplace that staff were happy to take visitors to.
Our own Studio provides a variety of work settings and reflects the Studio’s workspace strategies, as well as its aesthetic and values.