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How We'll Work in 2020


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How We'll Work in 2020

  1. 1. How We'll Work in 2020 12 winning visions for tomorrow’s workplace from our Workplace of the Future Design Competition
  2. 2. 1 Today’s Workplace is Rapidly Changing You’re already living it. Emerging workplace trends 1. Flexibility & co-working 2. Wellness approach 3. Collaboration & focus spaces 4. Sustainability-centric 5. Work-life integration
  3. 3. 2 Who Will Be Staffing Our Companies in 2020? The next generation employees are coming. Actually, they’re already here. • 18% of baby boomers will retire in the next five years. [Forbes] • By 2015, 36% of the American workforce will be millennials. [Forbes] • By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global marketplace. [Time]
  4. 4. 3 What Will the Workplaces of 2020 Look Like? We’ll help you look ahead and plan for the future. Kudos for your proactivity. Here's a look at how some of our most forward thinking colleagues are re-imagining 2020’s workplace: The Workplace of the Future Design Competition Co-sponsors: Business Interiors by Staples and Metropolis magazine • Hundreds of designers and architects • Visions of 2020 spaces, furniture, employee solutions • 12 finalists • 12 submissions • 1 winner
  5. 5. 4 2020 Vision Winning Submission: Joseph Filippelli, “Vertical Flux: The Office Tower as Fluctuating Atmospheres” What’s important to remember, which has been consistently overlooked in previous eras of office design, is that everyone is different, and it’s impossible to dictate a working environment for the masses. The question for me was: how can I design a space that harnesses the benefits of mobile technology that satisfy individual preferences, but does not lose focus of collaboration and networking in today’s workplace? — Joe Filippelli, Architect and winner of The Workplace of the Future Design Competition
  6. 6. 5 Upwardly Mobile Putting innovative technologies, collaboration-focused design, and sky-high ambitions to work. Micro-climates Vertical orientation natural temperature flow (heat rises) for employee customization and comfort organized into vertical zones for efficient space use Innovative technologies solar connecting lenses and touch screen surfaces for collaboration and privacy WINNING SUBMISSION Joseph Filippelli “Vertical Flux: The Office Tower as Fluctuating Atmospheres” Space flexibility tiered space for better mobility and health
  7. 7. 6 The Mod (Work)Pod Collaborative, interactive, and flexible—the workplace of the future. Organic flow Multi-surface displays curved glass for improved sight lines and space awareness integrated interface technology for seamless workflows Flexible partitions Space variety fluid, movable partitions for privacy or collaboration different workspaces for different functions RUNNER-UP Eckhart “CoLab” (Team: Frank van H., Britt B., Sander M., Pauline Q.)
  8. 8. 7 Farewell, Cube Farm Say goodbye to cubicles as far as the eye can see, and hello to greener social pastures. Old and new Multi-use surfaces old office typologies collaged into new relationships for greater engagement places for sitting, standing—one employee or many—for improved comfort Better visibility uncluttered sight lines for routes to social interaction Scott Klinker Product Design “Live Work Platforms” (Team: Site L., Mike D., Ryan P.)
  9. 9. 8 Office-in-a-Box Set up shop anywhere, anytime with the portable, modular workplace. Easy to transport Collapsible furniture arriving by truck in boxes for workplace set-up in a matter of minutes easy-fold work, lounge and power furniture for flexible configurations Mobile solution quick solution for mobile/remote workers with a variety of workplace preferences University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design “PopUP: The Rise of the Mobile Worker and the use of Vacant Space” (Team: Kathryn Haley)
  10. 10. 9 On-rail Productivity Time spent traveling by train now can mean time spent working. On-the-go office space Open orientation passengers can work en-route for increased efficiency easily navigable for individual mobility needs Furniture variety flexible seating and surfaces for trips long and short, for improved worker comfort University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design “NEXUS: The locomotion of business” (Team: Angie T., Matthew F., Mina L.)
  11. 11. 10 Work’s on the Table Bringing the kitchen table into the workplace for better work family conversations. Personal and professional communication centralized table hub allows for better collaboration and employee bonding Micro-farm-to-table greens and vegetables built into space for improved employee health and well-being Leo A. Daly “Working Rediscovered” (Team: Linn B., Glenn W., Jessie B., Bill B., Rick B., Joy B., Andrew R., April D., Grace V., Alan S., Lauren P., Pierre G., Jess K.)
  12. 12. 11 The Office Share The sustainable communal workplace for city-dwellers. Sustainable solution fills unused urban spaces for nofootprint, community-friendly use Convenient access easily accessible hubs for improved work/life balance Gensler Dallas “The ANYPLACE” (Team: Paul M., Jean W., Lindsey M., Ashley R., Stephen W., Francisco B., Gracie A., Katie C., Mark H., Michael C.)
  13. 13. 12 Workplace 360 Bridging work towers for multi-angled, multi-perspective opportunities for connection. Better connectivity bridges housing centralized amenities for unexpected and chance connections between unrelated professionals Multi-level, all-angle exposure 360-degree environmental exposure for improved employee health and well-being Gensler Newport Beach “Connect 4” (Team: Stacey O., Josjua P., Ashley W., Alison W., Ximena S., Mariela L., Mark M., Baha S., Nic B., Lisbeth M.)
  14. 14. 13 The Integrated Urban Landscape Build on symbiotic workspaces to existing urbanscapes for a seamless meld of old and new. Echoes local architecture borrows from local architectural vernacular for increased employee happiness and sense of belonging Easy to assemble small in structure, easily mounted and dismounted for quick adaptation to community workspace needs Chongqing University “The City…Our Workplace” (Team: Cheng Hum Yuen)
  15. 15. 14 Renewed Purpose Redundant spaces made relevant for better co-working. Modular system Cross-industry collaboration multi-functional furniture and office parts from recycled LDPE plastic for innovative configurations space structured as a coworkspace for idea sharing between individuals, businesses and community members Global design simplified manufacturing and reduced shipping costs of furniture for easy-assemble solutions in the developed and developing world TEAGUE “INTERSECT” (Team: C. Campbell, M. Geiman, K. Kelly, K. Kim, A. Naples, L. Prins, R. Viernes, N. Viggi)
  16. 16. 15 Office 2.0 The evolved workplace that marries new technologies with the splendor of the natural world. Seamless technological integration immersive data visualizations and virtual experiences for close-to face-to-face interactions with remote employees Natural vistas green space and natural views for improved employee health “Network—Connecting Virtual and Physical Data Points” (Team: Brian B., Milena J., Hannah D., Kathy K., Megan N., Eric T., Zach K., Yeesan L., Kelley B.)
  17. 17. 16 The WorkKit The affordable kit of parts for collaborative companies. Economically competitive Furniture-on-wheels rolling and movable furniture for customized co-workspaces Wide open views semi transparent and transparent partitions for social interaction Architecture “ADDSpace” (Team: Helen Bentley) lower cost components for business savings
  18. 18. 17 Building Your Office of the Future Today You need answers. We can help. You don't have to wait until 2020 to start implementing the best of these ideas—and you don't have to spend a fortune. But you could probably use a partner. That's where we come in. What’s your 2020 vision? Share it with us at: