The workspace has transformed over the last ten years from a classic – often unimaginative – and rigid structure to something far more dynamic, creative and aware of its place in the wider community. This change shows no sign of slowing down in 2018, bringing with it exciting trends that will have a lasting impact on commercial building design and commercial architecture in NJ and around the world.
The Unconventional Workspace
One of the biggest commercial building design trends for 2018 is the drive to differentiate your workspace by going against all the conventions of what a traditional office stands for. Think open spaces inspired by living rooms, coffee bars and spas. Think activity-based spaces that embrace color, personality and inspiration. Think of bold design, ways of using materials in an unexpected way, and creating multi-use spaces that embody casual creativity.
The Biophillic Workspace
This is a philosophy about the connections between people and nature that’s making an increasingly powerful impact on architectural design. It’s common for people to spend 90% of their lives indoors, working and at home – and yet the connection between spending time outdoors and creativity, wellness and productivity is extensively supported by numerous studies. The answer is the biophillically designed building, a space that brings in the textures, materials, patterns and lighting of nature to the indoors.
The Dynamic Workspace
Here, the trend focuses on developing a workspace that can change to meet different needs in contrast to fixed-purpose offices that consist of a set number of rooms of a specific standardized size. Companies are constantly adapting – growing, pivoting their services, or taking on new projects – so your space must be able to work with your business. This is realized through movable architectural walls, lightweight furnishings that aren’t fixed in place and meeting spaces that can be expanded outdoors.
Create the Workplace of the Future with Leading Architectural Design in NJ
The New Jersey architectural firm of Seth A. Leeb offers full-service solutions for commercial building design projects in the New Jersey area. With 20 years of experience, we can provide the expertise, skills and innovative thinking you need to create an office space that fits your vision and embodies your brand. For more information on our commercial architectural design services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://leeb-architecture.com/