This Company is Changing Office Space -For Good
Unispace is a global design firm dedicated to transforming workplaces. Its known for changing the spaces of companies like SONOS, Compass and Rover.
By using design, strategy and delivery, the company collects data in order to create new and inspiring office spaces.
With many companies choosing more of a hybrid return to work (half remote, half in person), they are looking for firms like Unispace to help them cater to the needs of employees. This gives companies a great opportunity to not only learn more about their hires but to give them exactly what they’re looking for in an office space. In turn the company has happier and more productive employees.
Although design may not totally influence the way employees work, it will provide a sense of control. Columbia University psychologists have found “evidence for a biological basis for the need for control and for choice–that is, the means by which we exercise control over the environment.”
Unispace collects data from all levels of the company (yes, even shareholders) in the hopes that the spaces created lead to a specific outcome. Now that Covid is changing the way we work, its also important that these designs cater to social distancing, controlled temperature. ventilated air and useable space.
Designing for productivity isn’t new, it just holds more weight after the pandemic.
Unispace loves to show off their designs on their website. There are at least two dozen offices that they’ve transformed. I decided to pick out a few designs that I loved for commercial offices as well as residential offices.