“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
“NVIDIA creates advanced technologies to render the visual world to the delight of our customers. VC have brought that same innovation, passion and expertise to our new workspace.”
John HankeyVice President Real Estate/portfolio-item/nvidia/ – Nvidia
“We asked and you delivered 110% of what we were hoping to achieve. You have transformed the company with your design and thoughtfulness.”
Dan RyanVice President, Real Estate & Facilities/portfolio-item/pegasystems/ – Pegasystems, Inc
“The design team has done a masterful job of interpreting our vision…they developed a constructive rapport with the landlord, contractor, members of our team and other consultants to deliver the project on-time and on-budget.”
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!”
“I really appreciate all the work and effort you and your firm put into our space. I know we are not your biggest client, but you make us feel like we are really important. It is not often we see this high level of customer service.”
Jim NashRegional Vice Presidenthttps://www.tmpgovernment.com – TMP
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Lighting, for most, is an essential design element. It creates a specific atmosphere within a space and provides necessary illumination when natural light is scarce. Aside from these things, lighting also plays a vital role in our health and well-being. The amount of light and type of light you use to illuminate a space can have a positive or negative impact on both motivation and performance. Workplace lighting specifically has a direct influence on performance, which is why choosing the right lighting is crucial in order to maintain maximum employee performance. Things to consider when choosing the right lighting include; a balance of artificial and natural light as well as direct and indirect light - all depending on the task at hand.
An essential aspect of workplace lighting is a balance of artificial and natural light. Optimal performance is maintained by optimal seating in the office – so make sure your desk is in an appropriate location! Better yet, allow employees the option of unassigned seating in order to claim the best seat for the task they are performing that day. On a sunny day, sitting by the window (but not directly in the sun - glare is not your friend!) and having an additional light source is best. Natural lighting signals our bodies to what time of day it is; thus a lack of natural light offsets our circadian rhythm causing tiredness and irritability. Additional artificial lighting is crucial for performance in the winter months when sunlight is limited. Illumination up to 2000 lux during the work day can reduce physiological reactions to stress and give off energy to the body. However, most working areas sit at merely 500 lux.
In addition to balancing different types of lighting there should also be a balance in the direction lighting. In the workplace, it is best to combine warm light sources such as indirect and general light with different color temperatures that range between 3500k and 5000k. This helps avoid glare and promotes general well-being. 70% of employers state that workstations with only artificial downward lighting is comfortable, while 91% say that a balance of direct/indirect lighting is most efficient for various tasks. An example of this is an open office plan with pendant luminaires and LED task lights. Pendant luminaires combined both direct and indirect light and also provide pleasant general lighting and work station lighting. Vertical LED task lights provide the same results.
As humans, we take in 80% of information through our eyes. Therefore, proper lighting is pertinent when spending a significant amount of time completing tasks within the workplace. Anything can become comfortable if you let your body become accustomed to it, but that doesn’t mean that working solely under downward lighting with limited access to daylight is good for your well-being. Daylight provides an emotional quality to a space and it doesn’t take much. Studies show that only 3% daylight reaching your work area at the very least is recommended. Balance of natural and artificial light while acting as direct and indirect light ensures comfortability, flexibility and admirable performance. ... See MoreSee Less
VC worked with Martingale Asset Management, a Boston based financial management company, to help design their new office space in hopes of creating a workplace environment that captured the feel and function of their tight-knit team. The design was created to maximize efficiency while creating an immutable, modern work environment that would go hand-in-hand with the future of their business. Keeping lines of sight as open as possible was a main goal for this design as to take full advantage of the expansive views surrounding the space. Both the architectural elements and the furniture selected for the space all work based on a tone-on-tone neutral palette that provides an open feel throughout yet keeps things grounded. Richly textured and warm materials were combined in a minimalistic fashion to enhance the surrounding charm that the space provides. Thin profile lighting keeps things modest and allows the custom elements of the space to shine while vintage artwork throughout allows for a touch of whimsy in this completely timeless space. ... See MoreSee Less
When it comes down to it, there are many great acoustical and visual solutions to combat the privacy issues that are faced within the open office workplace. In facing these issues, one must realize th...