The Way We Work: Designing for the modern office user

Wednesday 26 May 2010

As part of NLA’s focus on the workplace this month, a series of six architects and design professionals were given just five minutes each to present their thoughts on designing for the modern office user at an NLA morning Speedtalk event.

Simon Allford, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; Darren Comber, Scott Brownrigg; Karen Cook, PLP Architecture; Andy Mackenzie, ttsp; Dexter Moren, Dexter Moren Associates; and John Silver, BFLS, all presented their views on the future of workplace design.

With new technology, cloud applications, sustainability and a greater emphasis on achieving work-life balance all having an impact on expectations for the modern office space, speakers discussed creating loose-fit, flexible spaces, bringing in volume and light, encouraging spontaneous communication, greater density of use and new benchmarks for assembly and deliverability.

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