Breaking through the Box: Creating new office environments
The importance of the workplace is growing and as Kopec states “the workplace environment is a place where many people will spend the majority of their life. Unfortunately, it is also a source of significant levels of stress, which can impact a person’s level of satisfaction with their job and often times their overall life.”(Kopec, 2006) A further understanding of the best ways for users to work efficiently can be achieved through studying dynamics of various office communities. Designing a built environment that supports job satisfaction is also one that will decrease stress and improve work productivity. The three areas of research in which will be used to support this design include Flexible space, employee comfort, workplace culture.. These three areas will direct the design and provide technical reasoning behind decision - making. This research is applied to the redesign for Girls on the Run, a Charlotte based non profit organization geared towards promoting the lives of young girls.