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Thursday
Jun222017

What’s Next in Product Design? NeoCon Gives a Sneak Peek

West Elm Workspace with Inscape - Conduit System. Image © Gensler.

Each year, thousands of architects, designers and executives descend upon NeoCon for a first look at new products and prototypes, and to check out the latest commercial interiors trends for a preview of where the industry is headed.

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Tuesday
Jun202017

Dear Office Worker, The Future Is Free-Address

CBRE Los Angeles Headquarters, Image © Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

Dear Office Workers,

It’s about your stuff. I’m talking about the picture of your dog, your coffee cup with the clever saying, the row of shoes you may want to wear one day, or the collection of beer cozies you’ve collected over the years. It’s about your primordial need to keep that stuff on display. I get it. You are marking your territory. But here’s the problem. Your fear of losing your stuff is standing in the way of workplace progress.

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Monday
Jun192017

Digital Transformation: Using Augmented Reality to Experience Design

Brian Smale © 2017 Microsoft

The new reality of design is here, and it’s virtual. Creative imagination allows our clients to experience completed spaces in any stage of the design process. With the technology becoming faster and less expensive, it allows us to take the digital assets we are creating during the design process and evaluate them in the context of their environment.

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Thursday
May252017

Pivoting Brands: The “Tech” Label and Why Space Still Matters

Fueled by aspirations to be associated with the digital revolution, many banks, insurance companies and even law firms are strategically identifying their offerings as technology-driven, embracing tech as a core part of their identity. Meanwhile, many tech companies are moving away from this label, acknowledging that technology is simply a medium—not the message—for what they do, and technology alone isn’t a marketplace differentiator.

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Monday
May222017

Legal Office Planning Trends: Are Law Firms Ready to Work Remotely?

Kaye Scholer © Garrett Rowland, courtesy of Gensler

This article first appeared in NJALA’s April newsletter

Most law firms in New Jersey have been slow to adopt modern office trends. I’m not talking about slick, glossy interiors that look like they belong in a magazine. I’m referring to spaces that have outdated planning metrics and are not adaptable as technology continually evolves. The fact is most of these firms lease more space than they need!

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