“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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VC Insights - Workplace Environment: A Competitive Advantage in Attracting the Best Talent
Today’s prospective employees, especially Millennials, are streamlining their search for the right employer based on what is most important to them in today’s working world. For a long time the primary focus in seeking out the right job revolved around obvious factors such as a good salary and the benefits that come along with it. Now the focus is on something that holds a little more value in the eyes of millennial employees which is the right culture fit within a company, with nearly 80% of Millennials looking for people and culture fit with employers. Given today’s technological approach to job hunting it is important that employers focus on portraying their company brand in a way that realistically represents both their culture and values from the get-go. 69% of job seekers are likely to apply to a job if the employer actively manages its brand. What is seen by prospective employees on the web and social media should line up with what they can assume to see offline and inside of the office.
Successful companies are creating workplace environments that define company brand and culture. As designers, we take a human centered approach to design, infusing the company brand into the physical space in a way that diversifies your company and represents the culture within attract and retain valuable talent.
1. Health and Wellness is largely popular among many industries when enhancing company brand. One example of this is Biophilic Design, which can reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve well-being through depicting the relationship between human biology and the design of the built environment. Other applications include the use of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) which provides a framework for efficient and cost-saving green designs and WELL Certification, which like LEED provides a way to experience improvement in the well-being of employees through design. This approach to designing a space is great for amenity areas such as refresh lounges and open pantries – spaces that are meant to encourage breaks in order to rest and recharge.
2. Social Collaboration is especially correlative to creating and sustaining successful company culture. Individuals feel that is highly important to work within an environment where they can collaborate easily and efficiently, and on their own time. Activity based design is a great way to establish a social culture as it gives people options of where and how to work. Choices encourage employees to get up and move around, which leads to impromptu collaboration and casual interactions throughout the day.
3. Mentorship is something that both builds up company culture and also provide a resource for employees – something that is highly sought out when searching for the “right fit.” Mentoring is a resource that provides a gateway to networking within one’s company and is also beneficial to creating a strong foundation for present and future employees to be communicative with each other. Having a workplace environment that makes mentoring feel natural is important and that can be achieved through the use of glass and strategic open office design to encourage transparency, establish trust and foster relationship building. Everyone wants to work somewhere where they are surrounded by like-minded people who they can learn from and in a space that promotes that type of benefit.
4. Brand. Culture. Mission. Three things that are vital to designing a space that visually reflects a company’s culture and their brand. You have to uphold a good company brand in order to establish your culture and enforce your mission as a collective whole. The workplace is a blank slate to tell your story. A successful workplace design focuses on enhancing the user experience that seamlessly integrates art, architecture and technology to tell that story. A successful environmental graphics design connects people to place, fostering company culture and community – all things top talent consider when deciding where they work, or might work! ... See MoreSee Less
A dynamic and entrepreneurial company, 128 Technology’s design was inspired by the movement of the surrounding roadways and rotaries. VC utilized an activity based design concept that is focused around the idea of creating a free flowing work environment that engages employees, promoting culture and inspiring innovation. To create an environment that matched the spirit of the growing start-up company, architectural elements were created to encourage organized movement through the space, while strategically placed “intersections” offered multiple ways to collaborate. A yellow line, which starts as you enter the space, is carried throughout the office and creates a visual element that guides the user through the space, similar to a roadway line. An environmental graphics package which includes bold and large scale printed graphics was designed to evoke curiosity and encourage conversation. The open work spaces were designed with flexibility and growth in mind to quickly accommodate and adapt to 128’s evolving culture and spirit. ... See MoreSee Less
The importance of creating a flexible and relaxed work environment has become increasingly prominent in today’s world. No longer are the days when work meant being confined to a cubicle all day, lea...