Employees Need To Be Able To Plug In At Work

26th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Electric vehicle charging stations – be the office or retail building that doesn’t offer this and you may be the building with fewer tenants and higher vacancies. As electric cars become mainstream, employees need to be able to plug in while at work. One advantage suburban offices have is land to put solar canopies on. […] Read More

Office design update: In an interview with Barbara Carlyle of Pivot Interiors

24th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Office design update: In an interview with Barbara Carlyle of Pivot Interiors (The Registry SF) on the future of office design: Pivot’s clients… “understand that the workplace is a strategic financial investment, one that is paramount to attracting and retaining the best talent. Pivot is coaching our clients to think beyond “square foot per employee” formulas. […] Read More

Primo Orpilla Discusses Current Office Trends

18th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

In an interview published in the San Francisco Business Times 1/11/14, Primo Orpilla of Studio Q & A discussed current office layout trends. “Offices have evolved into more democratic spaces, with a much less hierarchical structure and executives and management blended with staff. Gone are the cube farms, replaced by relaxed yet functional work environments. […] Read More

What US Aging Population Means for Office Buildings

30th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

How will the aging boomer population affect the design of office space as well as change the types of occupancy? “Today, 10,000 Baby Boomers reached 65. The same thing happened yesterday and the same thing will happen tomorrow. In fact every day, for the next 15 years 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach that age milestone.” […] Read More

Trends in Open Office Design

27th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Office collaboration through open design- the Big Ass Fan Company (BAFC) designed its new 80,000 square foot headquarters with an almost total open plan. Only one executive office, fabric cubicle walls, a cantina, clinic, and meeting rooms, an acoustical deck that absorbs and dissipates sound.  Six conference rooms and fifteen breakout rooms allow for a […] 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

Google’s 1.2 million square feet new Mountain View, CA office campus planned for construction will …

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Google’s 1.2 million square feet new Mountain View, CA office campus planned for construction will have a number of very unique features.  The buildings have been nicknamed “noodles” because they are long, narrow and curved to allow 70% of the occupants natural light.  There are rumors of rooftop vineyards, extremely low environmental impact features like […] Read More

Smaller Walnut Creek office space demand is red hot …

11th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Smaller Walnut Creek office space demand is red hot, especially for 2,000 square feet and under.  Not sure if this applies to the rest of the office world but at least it’s happening here and it may be the start of larger corporate expansion. Tweet This Post Read More

The United States has averaged 150 million sq ft of new office building construction per year …

9th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The United States has averaged 150 million sq ft of new office building construction per year.  There is an estimated 12.25 billion sq ft of office space in the United States today.  Recent studies suggest that Corporate America downsized their work space at lease expiration to approximately 125 sq ft per employee, which will free […] Read More

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