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The New York Times Talks with NBBJ About Best Practices in Workplace Design

The New York Times Talks with NBBJ About Best Practices in Workplace Design

New Office Designs Offer Room to Roam and Think

The modern workplace is moving to fewer private offices and more space to roam. As part of a special series on workplace, The New York Times profiles three NBBJ projects — the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Russell Investments and R.C. Hedreen Company — that illustrate this new way of working.

The main concepts highlighted by reporter Lawrence W. Cheek include: “Buzz — conversational noise and commotion— is good. Private offices and expressions of hierarchy are of debatable value. Less space per worker may be inevitable for cost-effectiveness, but it can enhance the working environment, not degrade it. Daylight, lots of it, is indispensable. Chance encounters yield creative energy. And mobility is essential.”

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