Author: Julie K. Rayfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Because the edge you need begins with the space you occupy . . .The Office Interior Design Guide enables facilities professionals with little or no design experience to become knowledgeable, active partners with consultants and designers in developing efficient, flexible office spaces that work. It is also intended to serve as a general overview of the office environment for the design or engineering professional. This practical book covers the entire planning and management process for both conventional and alternative officing, with important information on The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, indoor air quality, fire safety, and more. From building support systems to key elements of interior design, this comprehensive guide shows you how to: * Create a strategic facilities plan * Put together an effective in-house team * Define project needs and objectives * Build solid relationships with management, technical, and creative consultants * Choose the right design firm * Select appropriate facilities * Develop an on-target schedule and budget * Achieve adaptable, cost-effective design solutions. Complete with sample letters for requesting proposals and qualifications, plus a detailed programming questionnaire to help you specify project requirements, The Office Interior Design Guide enables you to create hardworking environments equipped to handle today's business challenges and tomorrow's organizational needs.
Author: Ana Martins
Publisher: Frame Publishers
The latest volume in Frame’s series of books on workplace design, The Other Office 3 highlights inspirational interiors that are setting the trends in creative workplace design. At its core are around 100 pioneering projects drawn from 86 practices all over the world. Featured offices include ad agencies, media outfits, technology firms and co-workspaces, ranging from compact offices and design hubs to large workplaces. The Other Office 3 is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design: the role of the workplace as a brand asset, the growing concern for employee wellbeing, and the need to create inspiring and energising workspaces. Projects are presented on four to six pages, including an in-depth description of both concept and design, illustrated by stunning photography. Outlined are the challenges that designers must overcome to be able to realize more efficient, modern and – all importantly – creative work environments. This book focuses on the current trends in office design, developed with a knowledge of what is at the heart of a creative workforce and its day-to-day requirements. The Other Office 3 highlights outstanding projects and inspirational spaces from across the globe. Features - This 512-page reference book, the latest in Frame’s workplace design series, offers a global overview of prevailing trends in office design - It is filled with nearly 100 pioneering office designs, developed by 86 international studios in the past three years - The book is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design - The book’s chapters are contextualised through a brief introduction that sets the tone of the pages ahead. - Featured projects are accompanied by descriptive text and stunning photography.
Author: Ron Combs
Publisher: PennWell Books
These dental offices don't just look good and offer a feeling of comfort to patients?they provide high practice efficiency! Ron Combs, a former editor of PennWell's Dental Economics magazine and creator of its "Office of the Month" feature, compiled these dentists' offices in two volumes to provide practitioners with new ideas and information about effective dental office design. Four-color pictures guide you through some of the industy's most exquisite and aesthetically pleasing work places.
Author: Peter B. Brandt
The majority of people in the United States work in offices. In fact, more people spend more time in offices than in any other place outside the home. According to a 1991 survey by Interior Design magazine, office design is the primary specialty of two-thirds of the "100 Interior Design Giants". This book explores the complete process of office design, from the initial marketing of professional services to the final move-in and project follow-up. Among the important topics covered in depth by author Peter B. Brandt, AIA, are contract preparation, site selection and analysis, project budgeting and scheduling, code considerations, and preparation of documents for construction and furnishings. There is excellent advice on organizing the project from the outset and communicating with the client. Central to the process is the design itself, and the book fully details the challenges and techniques of designing to meet the special needs of offices.
Author: Kelley Cheng
A glimpse inside some of the most innovative and exciting offices spaces in the world The office is where most adults spend their working lives. From the cut-and-paste chaos of the designer'Dts table, to the accountant'Dts desk as pristine as a decimal point, from the highest boardroom table to the lowliest home office, Industrial Interiors: Offices pulls up the blinds, puts your feet under the desk, and reveals the workplace as it really is. Office design is one of the most rapidly changing and exciting areas of architecture and interior design. This book showcases stunning workspaces from Asia-Pacific, the place for cutting-edge design. All too often, interior design is conceptual and divorced from reality 'Dl it forgets that spaces are designed to be occupied by human beings with ideas and designs of their own. The 'DrIndustrial Interiors'Dt series breaks the mould of the interior design book to reveal a very different perspective. Offices offers a truer insider view of spaces, both public and private, showcasing real-world interior designs.
Author: Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start? Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh. Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed! And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts. Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.
Author: Marilyn Zelinsky
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Is your workspace just a desk - or a wellspring of creativity that houses your inner muse? Is it just a room - or a borderless arena that motivates you to perform at your best? Whether you are a designer or programmer, a master artist or a manager, this guide offers advice on creating an inspired workspace.
Author: Linda Varone
The Smarter Home Office: 8 simple steps to increase your income, inspiration and comfort. The "8 Steps" are simple and surprisingly easy to do. The Smarter Home Office give you practical solutions that work for you on any budget. If your home is your castle, why does your office feel like a dungeon? Does your workspace make your worklife more difficult? Do you avoid your home office because it is so depressing? Do you have a home office that is not working for you, but you don;t know where to begin? The Smarter Home Office is for anyone with a small business, home office or corporate office. Position your desk to support work flow. Discover the overlooked "best perk" of the home office. Use simplified ergonomic adjustment to prevent stiffness and back pain. Choose the best lighting to avoid eye strain and fatigue. Access nature to de-stress and energize yourself. Create a color environment to support mental focus or physical activity. Identify underused spaces for an office in a "room too short" home. Arrange photos and mementos for personal inspiration, because a boring office is just as unproductive as a cluttered office. Your problems working at home may have less to do with will power than with the set up of your workspace. Linda Varone is an award-winning home and office design consultant. She has helped entrepreneurs, telecommuters and work at home moms to add warmth, energy and comfort to their home office since 1991. Linda uses a unique blend of architectural psychology and interior design.
Author: Sunset Books
Publisher: Sunset Pub Co
Presents ideas, floorplans, and decorating tips for workspace and storage designs in both modern and traditional motifs
Author: Douglas B. Caywood
The Designer's Workspace presents an extensive resource of distinguished firms' responses to the design of their own offices. Featuring everything from technical detail to interior design, it illustrates what these designers see as the major considerations for modern workplace design. This book reveals design solutions, details, and concepts that have been explored and used by design firms from around the world. From the first impressions at the Reception area and Lobby, to the appeal and diverse uses of the meeting areas, to the functionality and sleekness of the Design Studio itself, it illustrates how the designer's office can be quite unique in style, function, and character whilst also varying from culture to culture. No two designers will produce the same atmosphere. With this objective, The Designer's Workspace showcases an array of designs from the traditional to the contemporary, from the historic renovation to the new office tower and serves as a portfolio of the varied responses and solutions found to the challenge of designing the modern office. * Provides a wealth of information on a diverse selection of international design firms, large and small, and their working environments * Reveals design solutions, details, and concepts that have been explored and used by design firms from around the world * Beautifully illustrated in full color to inspire cutting edge workplace design
Author: Donna Paul, Grey Crawford, Bo Niles
Publisher: Artisan Publishers
Shows and describes home offices in a variety of settings and styles, and suggests ideas for storage, lighting, seating, work surfaces, and reception areas
Author: Chris van Uffelen
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
The demands placed on office spaces and office buildings have intensified considerably in the 21st century through the digital revolution and the new realities of the internet age. Employees working in offices are a constantly growing part of the workforce and play an increasingly decisive and creative role in the economy. Consequently, this human capital needs better care than what the office clerks of the past received. In order to cultivate motivation and obtain top productivity it is in the interest of the employer to provide a most comfortable work environment. This has led to a wide variety of office space options like flexible combination offices and relaxing lounge workspaces, extended leisure time facilities as social hubs, ranging from saunas to cafeterias and pool tables. This volume showcases the most inspiring architectural innovations in this expanding field. The selection ranges from small-scale two-roomed offices, business hubs within other institutions such as hotels and airports, to sprawling corporate skyscrapers.
Author: Diane Stegmeier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Diane Stegmeier's landmark findings on workplace behavior in the corporate setting will prove vital in determining workplace strategy over the next ten years." —Prentice Knight, CEO of CoreNet Global "The author takes a truly comprehensive approach to understanding the business barriers to the successful implementation of physical space design. The Critical Influence methodology identifies areas of resistance to change and addresses them, enabling the architectural and design firm to do what they do best—create the appropriate workplace solution." —from the Foreword by Greg Bendis "One of the most difficult aspects of facility management is the inability to link environmental improvements with measurable productivity results. Stegmeier’s observations in this area are based on hard facts and real research, not just abstract theories. Her work is an essential tool for any professional looking to justify facility improvements that can actually support and advance the mission of the organization." —Heidi Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief of Today's Facility Manager Magazine This definitive book on innovations in interior office design offers vital lessons on preventing workplace strategy failure for architects, interior designers, facility managers, and business leaders. It fully explains the author's research on the fifteen Critical Influences on behavior in the workplace, and introduces a practical approach to integrate an organization’s cultural, operational, and environmental elements fostering the desired behaviors to support the company’s business goals when designing an office. The book includes case studies of good design in contemporary interior offices illustrating collaborative workplaces that work.