What we do
We create work environments that are aligned with the vision and the culture of the organisation, support people’s performance and well-being, and ultimately contribute to the success of the business.
We do this by utilising proven and powerful design strategies that will bring improvements in staff turnover, collaboration, and innovative thinking. We provide simple, reliable, sustainable and practical design strategies through all phases of a design project.
We work best with small and medium size, highly creative organisations that believe people are their best asset, and who want to make work an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all. They are ready to upgrade their old workplace or to move to a new location, and may also see this as an opportunity to start a new chapter in their business.
Our clients are driven to create a work environment that supports the goals of their organisation, and they often have ambitious goals for their new workplace. But before coming to us, they often question what they could achieve for their budget, are concerned that the investment in the space won’t give them results, and have no idea where to start.
We assist with the creation of various types of workplaces, including offices, hubs, coworking places, training centres, studios, etc.
Creating a workplace that works for people does not need to cost a lot; often it costs less than building a standard office. The key is to make smart decisions at an early phase of the design, and to use every bit of the workplace to support business objectives.
Major benefits of establishing a high performance work environment include:
We use techniques that have a proven track record of greatly improving key aspects of productivity, such as innovation, collaboration, and productive relationships. By using these techniques, there’s potential to increase people’s productivity by as much as 30%.
The new work environment also helps reduce running costs and increase profit – through major improvements in staff retention, quality of service, and reduced need for management.
Working in a human-centred environment is also a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. A workplace that supports people’s performance, well-being and happiness also improves their relationship with their work and each other.
We offer the following services, and are happy to design your workplace ourselves or work in collaboration with your chosen architect, designer, or design and construct contractor. Either way, our role is to make sure that your new workplace is the best fit for your organisation.
Phase 1 – Pre-design
Survey and audit
Through interviews, workshops and surveys, we explore the organisation’s values, goals, needs and resources; we also look at how people work, and explore potential sources of support as well as hinderances
Assistance with site selection
We look at building site or tenancy options, and assess their potential for accommodating a workplace that would enhance work and business performance
Establishing scope of works
We prepare a design brief that defines the drivers and objectives for the design, clarifies priorities, outlines opportunities, and presents strategies for achieving the goals of the project
Phase 2 – Concept design
Based on the understanding of the organisation’s objectives and how people work, we provide advice for aligning the work environment with the organisation’s work patterns to enable people to perform at their best and also to reduce costs
We research reference projects and case studies, review relevant scientific studies, and discuss these with our clients to better understand which design options would best suit their specific needs
We prepare a design concept in line with the agreed objectives of the project – including space types, floor layout, partitioning systems, furniture, fittings, decoration, and use of technology and media
Phase 3 – Design development
We assess the pros and cons of different design options, including estimated costs, benefits and returns, and provide recommendations for solutions that would provide the best value for the organisation
Detailed design and product selection
We develop detailed design of interiors and fit-out items (e.g. furniture, shading systems, lighting solutions), and if required, we also research suppliers and select specific products and systems
We ensure that the space is designed in line with mandatory or voluntary environmental requirements (i.e. the space is environmentally efficient) and assist with the preparation of relevant administrative documents
Phase 4 – Implementation and operation
We provide ongoing assistance with any questions or challenges that may come up during the implementation process, and ensure that the design is completed in accordance with the project’s original intentions
We liaise with external consultants and contractors, prepare consultant briefs, and if required, we also build and manage the team of consultants and contractors, and oversee construction works
3-6 months after the completion of works we review how the design objectives have been met, and provide recommendations for adapting or ‘fine tuning’ the workplace (or the way it is used) to achieve optimal outcomes