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.
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
Work places are notoriously sedentary, which has led to inactivity’s climb to the top reason for preventable death worldwide (yes, even over smoking). This doesn’t mean that you should quit your job and start smoking, but rather that you should incorporate some physical activity such
Many people, when walking into their organization’s new workspace for the first time following a redesign or relocation process, feel a sense of energy and excitement in seeing their new space. The best workplace designs reflect the brand, culture, values, and aspirations of the organization,
Makerspaces These days, MakerSpaces are popping up in Universities around the Globe. These centers of entrepreneurial activity generate ideas from students, recent grads and established professionals. Through key partnerships with the local community, MakerSpaces are generating real investment into startup businesses. HLW has been working