Reinventing the WorkBench for the Office

The workbench is a workplace tradition. From the wood tables used for centuries to today’s sleek, technology-infused versions , benching is a concept that continues to evolve.

Learning Curve

A key point here: Active learning does not preclude individual, quiet study. In fact, as learning becomes more collaborative, it’s even more important to provide places for individual concentration and focus.

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping a school causes teachers to rethink classroom procedures and pedagogies. Since lectures are on video, more class time involves collaborative work between students and teachers, students and peers.

Finding Balance: Improving Collaboration by Rethinking Privacy

If one word can sum up the strategic intent behind the creation of flagship headquarters for TAQA, the global energy company, it is Majlis—which in Arabic signifies a place where people gather and are welcomed by their hosts.

Boosting Employee Engagement

Unhappy and unproductive, disengaged employees are unlikely to make positive contributions and their negativity tends to spread with alarming ramifications. Conversely, engaged employees are more productive, have lower turnover rates.

Digital Agency Finds its Groove

Because most of Groove’s work is collaborative in nature, the majority of the new space is designed for co-creation and brainstorming. Nicknamed “the pit,” this main area is open and collaborative, uniting the team.

Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health

This guest post is by Jocelyn M. Stroupe, AAHID, IIDA, and Principal at Cannon Design.  Behavioral health covers a wide range of

Healthcare Design Can Affect Nurse Job Satisfaction

While reading an article recently in Health Facilities Management, I was immediately drawn in by the opening line: “Architects and

Takeaways from Mayo Transform + TEDMED

Steelcase Health completed a whirlwind week earlier this month that included three cities, thousands of airline miles, nearly 100 inspiring

A Look at Planetree 2014

“It’s too bad patient-centered care is not rocket science, because if it was, we would be really good at it.”

The Power of Place in Healthcare Environments

We’ve posted about the recent facility expansion at Methodist Richardson Medical Center in Richardson, Texas, before, but their project clearly is