Knowledge Center

Welcome to our virtual think-tank. Here, we have compiled numerous resources and featured articles that represent some of our knowledge of today’s built environment. Please contact us if you would like to learn more.


Mon Aug 2015
The power of “Design Fixation”

Your first design idea is always the one you feel most confident about. It may not be your best one but you fixate on it anyways. Thirteen professionals from the United Kingdom were asked how to work your way around this Read More »


Fri Jul 2015
Breakrooms, the Office’s “New” Hangout…

Office breakrooms have always been where an employee goes for coffee in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, but with their outdated designs, no one wanted to stay for an extended amount of time. Now, that’s a thing of Read More »


Fri Feb 2015
Powers of 10

In 1999, we (Alicia and Peter) toured a special exhibit on Charles and Ray Eames at the Library of Congress – and found inspiration.  Though “Eames” is a well-known name in designer circles, and even in the general public with Read More »


Balancing “We” and “Me”

This article, written by Steelcase researchers and published in the Harvard Business Review, really addresses the balance between the top two factors for productivity and satisfaction: The ability to do distraction-free solo work Support for impromptu interactions Which are, of Read More »


Sound Matters

By far, the most informative, unbiased, and useful report EVER on acoustics in the workplace.  This universally relevant topic applies directly to the number one factor influencing employee performance and satisfaction – the ability to do distraction free solo work*.  Read More »