OUR APPROACH

We want your experience working with us to be as great as the project results.

We invite you to experience our unique process of creating adaptable, organic workspaces. Our projects begin with understanding your needs, defining your workspace requirements and leveraging our expertise. Our experience in adaptable work environments, sustainability, worker ergonomics, lighting and technology allows us to create spaces that mirror your culture and maximize worker and organizational productivity. This tutorial will help you understand our innovative approach to creating a flexible and adaptable environment. You will learn about our design capabilities and how we partner with other firms to create an overall plan for your office and implement each critical step along the way. Our services are robust and focus on the items that help your organization leverage the office environment.

About Organic Workspaces

We create organic workspaces using our knowledge and research of how people work around the globe. This knowledge is designed into the products we sell and built in to the spaces we create. Solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate for a completely adaptable and flexible work environment. We pride ourselves in maximizing efficiency and performance for the employees, facility and organization. We do this through our unique design perspective, leading-edge sustainability efforts and the services we provide on a daily basis.

How People Work

Organic workspaces focus on the people and how they work. They focus on maximizing the performance of the facility and enhance the culture of the company by providing the organization with a tool to build long term success. Understanding individual work styles help drive choices in creating an organic workspace. Are individuals heavy computer users? Do managers frequently meet with people in their office? How much storage is required? Is collaboration critical for certain work groups? This all impacts the spaces we create.

  • Natural Light is imperative in an organic workspace. It gives workers a more positive environment and can dramatically affect productivity. It also can reduce overall electricity costs. Applying glass and lower-height panels to enable views to nature and access to daylight can provide inspiration. The visual quality of the overall design has been shown to positively affect the way people feel about a workspace.
  • Ergonomics are fundamental in office furniture. The tools must support the workers comfort and maximize their productivity. This may include seating, height adjustability or other work tools designed around the human body.
  • Privacy and Acoustics are critical components to work groups and interaction. Setting up the appropriate levels of privacy can increase worker productivity. It helps create a balance of privacy and collaboration.
  • Organizational culture can be impacted by the work environment. The organic workspace takes account of this and strategically plays a role in the overall culture and stereotypes of the company. A well-designed workspace can help shape the culture of the company and is a tool for creating organizational success.
  • Technology is integrated into all aspects of an organic workspace to provide users the access and flexibility they need for increased communication and user productivity.
  • Organizational Performance requires understanding the overall company workflow and how departments and workers need to interact to be successful. Proximity of departments, adjacencies, and social collaboration are all critical elements of how we design an organic workspace.
  • Facility Performance can be maximized through organic workspaces by creating flexible environments that change as your business or work environment needs changes. This means having modular environments with raised access flooring, moveable walls and flexible furniture ensuring your space evolves with your business.

Solutions, Made Adaptable

Flexible, adaptable spaces anticipate change and allow for easy and affordable reconfiguration. By designing a truly modular space, a company can leverage its built environment over the long term as the needs of the workspace change.

  • Architectural products are the building blocks of our adaptable interior solutions. Through customized integrations of technology, architectural and furniture elements, an adaptable approach delivers stunning workplaces that you can occupy quickly, operate efficiently, and change easily as your business evolves. It can be quickly assembled and disassembled for fast and streamlined reconfigurations. Workspaces can quickly adapt to emerging needs and anticipate change.
  • Technology – Adaptable interiors feature intelligent technology with exceptional adaptability. The visible parts of an adaptable workspace rest on a raised access floor housing UL-certified distribution systems for electrical, voice, data, and building management systems. This pre-wired, plug-and-play infrastructure will support any space plan the initial tenant—or subsequent tenants—might desire, and enables fast, inexpensive layout changes. The floor system also provides a plenum for sound masking and air distribution. Additional technology elements include energy-efficient lighting and advanced workspace applications.
  • Environment – Adaptable interior solutions support certification under the U.S. Green Building LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) standards. Adaptable workspace projects produce less construction waste than conventionally constructed build-outs while reducing air and noise pollution. The technology within adaptable interiors promotes energy efficiency. And the architectural elements are highly re-usable, as much as 98% re-usable in the case of walls. Offering cost savings today through energy efficiency and waste reduction, adaptable workspaces are a desirable hedge against more stringent regulation in the future.
  • Change – The major elements of an adaptable workspace are designed to support a high degree of dynamic change. Walls, lighting, even entire workspaces can be moved quickly and inexpensively without damage to carpet, ceiling or perimeter walls. And there’s little or no disruption to operations. Departments and individuals can be relocated where they will function best. New technology is easily accommodated. Worker density is readily adjusted. And if you move to a new location, you can easily take your above-the-floor modular assets with you. You’ll be up and running again quickly, enjoying continued return on your investments.
  • Construction of an adaptable workspace is a streamlined process compared to normal construction. Because an adaptable interior is a set of modular, manufactured products, planning is faster and costs less. Installation can begin as soon as the core building systems are in place. Work in the wide open space of the cold shell moves quickly and unhindered by dust and waste. “Powering up” for business operation is simple: just make the plug-and-play connections within the floor system. Construction and waste removal costs are reduced. And you can move in faster—with a reliable occupancy date.
  • Total Cost – Adaptable interiors offer major cost advantages compared to conventional workplaces. By enabling efficient use of floor space, they can reduce your total space requirement, thus lowering your lease costs. Dramatic lease savings are achievable when a modular approach is employed in unconventional space. Moves, adds, and changes are efficient, so operating costs are low and productivity stays high. Assets offer a higher ROI because they’re so adaptable. And they’re classed as tangible property and therefore are eligible for rapid depreciation. Add it all up and adaptable workspaces have a lower total cost of ownership.
  • Adaptable Solutions – Adaptable, modular furniture creates fluid environments that are easy to reconfigure as your business needs change. Using raised access flooring, moveable walls and modular furniture builds in flexibility. Workspaces can be moved. Offices can be resized. Technology repositioned quickly and affordably. Furniture solutions adapt to what the organization needs.

Leveraging Sustainability

The focus of sustainable practices is reducing waste and energy use. By incorporating more sustainable practices and products, you can make direct and indirect contributions to your bottom line. Our partner, Haworth, has been a global leader in sustainability initiatives in their products, manufacturing processes and showrooms. They are also a leader in helping other organizations develop more sustainable business practices and create LEED certified spaces.

  • Reconfiguration Costs – Our adaptable workspace solutions can be reconfigured again and again as your business needs change. When compared to conventional construction, this can reduce the time and costs associated with churn by as much as 90%. In addition, intelligent space utilization allows a footprint to accommodate up to 25% more people without feeling cramped.
  • HVAC Benefits – Raised access flooring allows air to be circulated under the floor, dramatically improving air quality. They also help distribute conditioned air efficiently, reducing HVAC expense.
  • Re-Use – Architectural elements, moveable walls, systems, and furniture fit together in a variety of ways—when business needs inevitably change, there’s no need to landfill tons of waste and start over. In addition, cabling can be re-used instead of thrown away. Modular products, built off-site, decrease the time and costs associated with the initial build.
  • One Source – Haworth products provide documented reductions in cost, complexity, and time by requiring fewer providers on-site. Because walls are made off-site, space at the construction site can be better utilized. Purchasing from one source provides interior architectural elements, raised floors, moveable walls, systems, seating, and casegoods—easing project management.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing – When possible, Haworth products are produced using wind energy. In addition to sourcing renewable materials, many of our products incorporate significant recycled content. Our Haworth products use up to 98% recyclable materials, and some are designed to be dismantled for recycling in just minutes.

Designing a Great Space

Designing a new workspace doesn’t have to be complicated. We utilize our knowledge and experience to work with your team to create inspiring workspaces that provide flexibility and maximize efficiency. We start with a thorough understanding of each client’s business, their culture and operations and each project’s goals and then perform a comprehensive needs assessment. The information gathered guides the design and furniture specification processes.

  • Design Firm Partnerships – We work with the leading architectural and design firms. We partner with them to design new buildings as well as rehabilitate existing facilities. Our workplace experts can be engaged throughout the process to help you create a better work environment.
  • Financial – We understand the financial needs of today’s businesses and offer solutions tailored to each client’s particular situation. From basic financing to furniture rentals to life-cycle leasing, we can develop financial programs to help you meet the challenges of growth and change while maintaining a positive position. Our financial services include budgeting, procurement, financing, leasing, rental, and asset management and disposal.
  • Specification – We make the process simple by helping you design and layout the entire office environment. We work with you to create typicals and can provide 2D and 3D renderings. Our team can assist with surface material selection including colors, trims and fabrics. We create accurate CAD drawings for power and communications as well as for all workstation configurations, common areas and conference rooms. These serve as a purposeful way to review the space and to ensure product order accuracy.

Streamlining Implementation

A new office or a renovation of an existing one shouldn’t be a headache. We make sure every project runs as planned, on time and on budget. Our project managers are involved in every aspect of a project ensuring every detail is covered. They work seamlessly with personnel from other companies and subcontractors working on the project. They also are your one point of contact from our team. We utilize advanced project management software and effectively communicate daily activities, progress reports, schedule of work and punch list items.

  • Project Management – Expert project management is a core component of every workplace solution we provide. We thoroughly analyze and plan every situation; anticipate problems and develop “what if” actions; keep you up to date on project status; and implement fully—on time, every time. Our in-house group of project managers and installers are dedicated to make sure your facility gets up and running quickly and efficiently. We have the knowledge and experience to effectively stage your job and coordinate efforts with other trade professionals and the products manufacturer. Dedicated project coordinators provide on-site control and management of each and every installation we undertake.
  • Installation – Our team has extensive training and on-the-job experience to make sure installation is done correctly in a timely manner. We use customized software to help manage the complexity of large-scale installations. This helps facilitate time tracking and job scheduling ensuring all projects and deliveries are on time and within budget.
  • Post Project Services – Our after-installation services are critical in making sure your work environment continues to provide value well after initial installation. Our team can assist with moves, adds and changes to your work environment. We also provide warehousing and asset management services.

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