At HLW, data is integral to design. Over time, we’ve measured and analyzed our projects (and others) in great detail, and built a rigorous database that spans sectors, office sizes, and locations. The Benchmark Index provides our clients with the opportunity to understand how their
The open office plan has earned a bad reputation over the past decade. A quick Google search for “open office” reveals a myriad of negative stories and research studies. However, the blanket statement that “open offices don’t work,” portrays an incomplete representation of the concept.
Urban campuses have unique planning and design challenges when it comes to creating a sense of place that reflects both their global ambitions and local commitments to a variety of stakeholders. The urban college and university campus is a unique institutional form. It is more
The workplace is quickly adopting best practices and solutions from the hospitality sector to create new experiences that increase worker engagement and productivity while adding value to their buildings. The Instant Group and HLW have partnered to gather insights on space, hospitality, and service needs
Technological change is actively disrupting the auto industry, the way it does business, and the products and services it develops for its customers. What was once an industry that designed vehicles for individual customers is now an industry that will increasingly design vehicles and mobility solutions
Detroit, one of America’s greatest and historically rich cities, is experiencing an economic rebirth. Its pre-war and midcentury architectural legacy is welcoming a new era of design innovation as developers and entrepreneurs reshape the city and create new communities of innovation and growth. The Motor City
One of the common assumptions we hear is that an office needs to appeal to Millennials to ensure a business remains successful. There is an element of truth in this, but the emphasis is wrong. We believe that what sits behind the doors of all