Your boss tasks you with the distinct honor of finding, designing and building your company’s next office. The only problem is, you’ve never done this before, and you don’t have an internal real estate department to lean on. Consider the following an Office Project 101 course on the very basics of understanding the process of a typical project at PDR.Read More
Think about the building where you go to work every day. Are you inspired when you walk in the front door? Are you enticed to explore or investigate? Is there a place to stop and spend time with a friend or colleague? If pressed, could you even describe what the space looks like? If any of these questions left you wondering, your building may have Dead Lobby Syndrome.Read More
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.Read More
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.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 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
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
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.Read More
As a part of PDR’s research for the event, PDR deployed its Perspectives 2016 Student Survey to gather data to inform the design of workplaces that enable our next generation of problem solvers.Read More
PDR will host our annual Perspectives Forum on August 31st and September 1st 2016. Perspectives is an invitational gathering, curated to exchange ideas about the future of workplace strategy, and this year’s topic is Collegiate To Corporate: Workplace insights from learning environments.
What can successful universities teach corporations about co-creation, technology, autonomy, flexibility, and responsibility? How will we best enable our next generation of problem solvers? PDR’s Workplace Performance Practice, a workplace strategy thought leader, is excited to provide a platform that expands the collective knowledge of leaders focused on workplace performance and encourages them to implement their insight and experiences.