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.
Capital One UK have unveiled its new, state of the art office across two floors in the White Collar Factory in London’s growing tech precinct. To strengthen its presence in London, the new office is a showcase for modern agile working within the fintech industry.
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
HLW’s Hannah Beveridge, Senior Workplace Strategist, is featured in video interviews to highlight key issues around improving workplaces. This is to support the ongoing work of the ‘Stoddart Review Workplace Advantage’ study – a key piece of research commissioned to urge businesses and the workplace
In our ever-changing economy where an increasingly diverse workforce assumes new job roles, it is important to be cognizant of potential design biases that manifest in the workplace. As designers, how are we contributing to or questioning our unconscious bias when we design? There are
Thinking about Think Space Are you feeling like you have so much to do there’s no time to get your job done? Or, maybe you feel like there are so many thoughts going round your head yet you rarely think clearly or focus on developing
Designing space for your organization can be a little daunting; it requires significant amounts of time, money, and expertise. One critical element that’s often overlooked in the process is the need for a Vision. A project Vision is the big idea (or ideas) that define
When beginning any workplace design project, a common question we hear our clients ask is how much space do we have to work with? This is a deceptively simple question. When an organization signs a lease for new space, the agreement usually states multiple square
By Peter A. Bacevice, Illustrations by Jinghang Huang Clients often ask us if flexible open plan workspace is effective. While “effective” workspace means different things to different organizations, we have broadly discovered a number of benefits that an open office design can provide to a wide range