UMFS, a well-established, non-profit organization wanted to provide a new environment for their IT and Innovation Groups that offers various types of workspaces. Although the budget was limited, buzzwords like open plan, sit to stand, and huddle areas proved too popular for the client to resist incorporating into their administrative areas. After a shift in departments, space on the campus became available and UMFS was ready for renovation.
We worked closely with our client to designate several types of working areas (private, semi-quiet, quiet, collaborative, open, and lounge). Within these areas, each staff member was given the opportunity to experiment with the functionality of his/her space. Aesthetics also played a large role in this transformation, as the group wished to break away from the traditional office setting and have the ability to carry out tasks in a fun and lively environment. Their new space provides areas for focus, collaboration, connection, and privacy.