“Office looks great and more importantly everyone seems to be genuinely very pleased with their new surroundings. Thanks for your steady and patient guiding hand.”
Sarah ReedChief Operating Officer & General Counsel/portfolio-item/200-clarendon-street/ – MPM Capital
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John HankeyVice President Real Estate/portfolio-item/nvidia/ – Nvidia
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Dan RyanVice President, Real Estate & Facilities/portfolio-item/pegasystems/ – Pegasystems, Inc
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John HankeyVice President Real Estate/portfolio-item/nvidia/ – Nividia
“The VC team has helped Amadeus create a true showcase of office design which optimizes the principles of agility, collaboration, productivity, and innovation that are key to asuccessful technology companies in today’s world.”
Mary KeagulFormer Senior VP, R&D Americas/portfolio-item/amadeus/ – Amadeus
“Our boardroom design is facilitating better discussion, and the passive voice uplift system really does help everyone in the room hear the dialogue. For once, technology is actually meeting and even exceeding my expectations!”
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VC Insights – Acoustic & Visual Design Solutions for the Modern Office
Today’s modern office is adapting to one design trend in particular: the open office. Open office is a great concept as it adheres to a lot of modern day workplace strategies including collaborative efforts where a variety of spaces are needed in order for work to get done efficiently. Yet, as one can imagine there are challenges that come with an open office plan. 50-60% of employees say lack of sound privacy as one the biggest frustrations in the workplace. Think about it – your project group, quiet and on-task, may be just feet away from a noisy pod where the sound transmission is inevitable. Additionally, maybe your project is one that requires concentration and therefore visual privacy. What do you do in situations like these where both acoustic and visual privacy is needed? There are many acoustic and visual design solutions for today’s modern office that can take care of these needs and still let your team enjoy the benefits of an open office plan.
“How are we going to mitigate the noise?!” is probably something you’ve heard around your office. So, let’s start with acoustic privacy. There are many ways to reduce sound transmission including demountable walls and sound clouds to name a few.
Demountable walls are a great way to both help define space and can help to alleviate sound transfer. Demountable walls can be made with glass (glass fronts) or a solid panel made out of fabric. Glass fronts are sturdy and easily demountable while fabric walls are also durable enough to be highly trackable and also avoid abrasion. The STC rating on your wall will also tell you how well it serves as a sound barrier – STC meaning “Sound Transmission Class,” which we will later dive into in this month’s blog.
Sound clouds, otherwise known as ceiling clouds, are yet another way to absorb ambient noise and are also are highly sustainable. Sound clouds can be hung horizontally or vertically from the ceiling to reduce the amount of noise in a space. They are available in various shapes and sizes as well as materials. If you are specifically trying to target reverberation and echo, acoustic materials work best! And a bonus - they are generally class A fire rated. Sound proof, sustainable and safe, how can you go wrong?
Aside from acoustic privacy, visual privacy is also needed in an open office. There are many appealing and trending solutions for visual privacy, and the materials that are offered are endless. Screens and panels as well as applied floor and ceiling coverings are two types of widely used visual privacy.
Screens and panels are great solutions for visual privacy as they are available in different opacities and masses depending on just how much privacy you are in need of. You are in control of your view. Screens and panels can be fixed or hung on mobile tracks, much like demountable walls. If you get your hands on a thick, dense material such as wool felt, the panel can even hang freely without much movement.
Floor and ceiling coverings make sufficient and appealing visual solutions. These horizontal planes of color and texture are generally less intrusive than other visual design solutions and are a great way to define specific areas in the office. You can use floor mats to include a punch of color and softness. Ceiling panels also add color while providing an element of texture to the space. ... See MoreSee Less