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.
International architecture and design firm HLW is relocating its L.A. office within Santa Monica, Commercial Observer has learned. The firm is jettisoning its former office at 1556 20th Street for a 10,000-square foot penthouse at 1437 4th Street, a block from the upscale shopping and dining district 3rd Street Promenade. The 10-year lease was signed
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