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 3 take-aways from this year’s conference.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
PDR designed the ExxonMobil Campus work environment to support collaboration and accelerate innovation. At the heart of this design is the Town Center. The Town Centers are destinations, distributed vertically on alternating floors. While that seems inconvenient the reality is that productive collisions and interactions are experienced during each visit. Each Town Center serves 400 employees and is never more than a minute away. In addition to traditional amenities and refreshments, a variety of seating options encourage employees to use the Town Center as an extension of their workspace. It is a hub of activity by default and design.
More coffee shop than coffee bar, its collaborative spaces, refreshments, and centralized location draw people together, spurring innovation and strengthening community spirit.
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.Read More
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?Read More