Offices Designed to Attract Tech Employees

21st October, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“Like 70% of offices in the U.S. these days, Square’s new San Francisco Market Street headquarters is designed to be open and collaborative.” (SF Gate 10/16/2013) Designed to attract tech employees, the main floor is 100,000 square feet. The goal was to make the big office feel small by adding/including Main Street amenities like a […] Read More

Northern California Uneven Job Growth….

18th September, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Northern California job growth is very uneven. “Much of the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego enjoy robust employment growth. Yet the East Bay, Central Valley and Inland Empire continue to struggle to add jobs”, according to the The San Ramon Valley Times 9/12/13. “The East Bay was hit much harder than […] Read More

Bay Area Universities Number Two and Number Three in the World.

3rd September, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - 8 Comments

The Academic Ranking of World Universities by China’s Shanghai Jao Tong University, which has done these rankings since 2003, placed Harvard No. 1, and two San Francisco Bay Area Universities, Stanford No. 2 and UC Berkeley #3, another reason the Bay Area is leading the US (and the world) in tech startups. Tweet This Post Read More

One novel concept in San Francisco is a shared office set-up …

13th August, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

One novel concept in San Francisco is a shared office set-up where startup companies and folks who want to work out of the house can do so with their young children within reach.  “Nextkids offers secure space for kids to eat, sleep and romp within feet of where moms and dads can plug in their […] Read More

In a recent Wired magazine article …

1st August, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

In a recent Wired magazine article, a number of tech workers based in the South of Market business district Wired its self has its headquarters there and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  “The typical work-space is open, with simple drawer-less desks in a row or small clusters.   Most offices have a few giant rubber-ball seats, […] Read More

In San Francisco, the tech boom has dramatically increased the need for bicycle parking at office buildings …

25th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

In San Francisco, the tech boom has dramatically increased the need for bicycle parking at office buildings.  In some cases as many as 10 percent or more of the employees in the office buildings use their bicycle to get to work.  Some buildings are now offering card-key access secure rooms for employees to park their […] Read More

Adobe is building a 200,080 square foot, wing-shaped building in Lehi, Utah …

25th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Adobe is building a 200,080 square foot, wing-shaped building in Lehi, Utah.  The long, linear building incorporates a climbing wall and an indoor basketball court and a full gym.  There are also an acre and a half of soccer fields, volleyball courts and a plaza with a fire pit.  The building is almost all open – […] Read More

Offices have become energetic, casual, and transparent …

19th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“Offices have become energetic, casual, and transparent.  The days within a fixed environment with silos of people, groups, and information are over” says Dan Lee national manager of interior design for Staples.  With mobile and wireless devices, workers don’t have to be tethered to a fixed spot.   The personal desk or work station is just […] Read More

When contemplating installing a solar panel array on your roof …

12th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

When contemplating installing a solar panel array on your roof, make sure to evaluate the condition of your roof first as if the roof needs replacing in the next 5-10 years you may want to do this prior to installation of the solar panel system. If the roof needs to be replaced after the solar […] Read More

The San Francisco Bay area is currently experiencing an upsurge in robotic companies …

4th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The San Francisco Bay area is currently experiencing an upsurge in robotic companies in the United States.  According to the San Francisco Business Times at least 12 robotic companies have surfaced, with robotic applications for the home, office and factory.  Just imagine the robotic office possibilities – a beautiful or handsome robotic receptionist, filing clerk, […] Read More

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