Insightful and perceptive content from thought-leaders at PDR.
Employees should be defined by their work and not their technology. Computers have defined our work since the 4004 Intel chip was first released in 1971, but it is time to change.
Urban planners have known for a long time that creating an active and vibrant public space for a city will attract people. The same people are creating a demand for an extension of that public realm into their office buildings.
Innovation is a business necessity. The market is begging for workplace design that results in better, faster ideas. This year’s Front End of Innovation Conference offered a place for PDR to share workplace design solutions with other organizations. Watch as Workplace Strategist, Holly Henry, shares her three take-aways from this year’s conference.
Everybody should be rethinking everything about the way things are done.
When an estimated 90 percent of our lives are spent indoors, and 40 to 50 hours are spent in the office weekly, human productivity and comfort are brought to the forefront. A simple window can have a huge impact on how we work.
Now more than ever, people are looking to live, work and play in the same vicinity. Developers and employers have incentives for investing in urban amenities that can profit not just them, but the community as a whole.
Modularity is the key to matching up a compelling workplace experience with architecture to respond to the changing and often unknown future business needs.
8HX brought together a panel of six expert “hackers” who traffic in Cultural Capital. Each of our guests revealed how they are actively reprogramming the realms of Hospitality, Social Impact, Brand Identity, Data Science, Real Estate and Workplace Design.
There are two worlds of interior design: architecture and furniture. To an outsider, architecture is the more prominent world of the two. Furniture is often overlooked, but is extremely important.
Small distractions added up over the day, an email pop-up or design feed update, divert our attention to less important tasks. Most employees within the industry can relate to all the distractions.
Perspectives is an invitational gathering, curated to exchange ideas about workplace strategy, engagement, brand and the future of workplace. Join us for drinks, small bites and an inspiring discussion guided by our esteemed panel of workplace experts.
We have the potential to improve design quality for everyone by understanding how individuals with autism view the world. While autism in part gave us modern architecture, making ASD inclusivity a priority in design could potentially propel us into a new era of architecture.
We are experiencing a transformation in our workplace that is driving us or even forcing us to reimagine how we experience life, work, and play. In a designer’s mind we use the term “sandbox” as a metaphor for experiencing a transformation and reimagining.
The Quantum Village will encourage “creative collisions” among researchers, scientists, engineers, medical professionals, educators and students that will lead to new ideas and scientific breakthroughs.
All buildings have a story to tell, whether it played an important role in history, or serves the everyday mundane routines. These are the types of stories that give life to architecture throughout their existence, but what about the story of their genesis?
This is a study in place-making, sorry if you were hoping for a beer blog.
Intelligence quotient (IQ) has traditionally been the most important marker of intellect. However, as an employer, if that is all you are thinking of then you are missing a key indicator.
As the school year begins, we say goodbye to some great interns that we had the privilege of working with this summer. One in particular, was a sophomore from the University of Texas, who joined our Visual Communications team.
For the first time in history four generations are working side-by-side.
The workplace has been in a state of change ever since there has been a place where people meet, together, to do work. So what makes today any different from previous moments of critical change?
Organizations interested in staying ahead of the curve are seeking transformative change. How can design innovation continue at its rapid pace without leaving end users behind?
What makes a bar owner seek out a corporate interior design firm to help bring their vision to life?
As any counselor will tell you, the most important aspect to any relationship is a sense of trust. Managers who consistently demonstrate three qualities are far less likely to face failure in their attempts to initiate change within their organizations.
Mobility in the workplace is described as the ability to work anywhere, anytime. Not only does this change the physical nature of work, but the more intangible ways employees relate to their company, each other, and the work environment.
When tasked with the challenge of selecting furniture for academic spaces, some may be alarmed with words like, open plan, less storage and user choice. Guest Blogger Jaime Brochu, with Knoll, describes furniture selection and collaboration on the new Rice Office Building occupying this fall.
For 40 years we have traveled across time zones and cultures in pursuit of universal design patterns. Through our journey to design compelling places of work, live and play we have completed projects in over 30 countries, and always, we begin and end our quests in our home studio. Here are a few.
PDR’s Partner and Director of Design, Jackie Wheat was recently featured in Steelcase's 360 blog for her leads and develops the interior design and visual communications teams. Her work transforms program and strategy into thoughtful design solutions tuned to enrich a client’s vision, identity and culture.
As organizations endeavor to maximize worker engagement and minimize workplace operating cost, we must seek to analyze metrics that focus on data beyond just cost per square foot. To gather meaningful data about effective space utilization at leading-edge companies, Herman Miller conducted a research program that offers insight into six emerging patterns of space allocation.