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What are the Top Commercial Architecture Trends for 2019?

Commercial architectural design is a fascinating industry, always pushing the boundaries where business goals and functionality meet creativity and innovation. Office spaces continue to play a pivotal role in the success of a business, from attracting and retaining top talent, optimizing work flows and supporting technological advancement to supporting your brand and the wellness of your employees. Here are some of the leading trends impacting on this industry this New Year.

  • Prioritizing the employee experience: A spill over from the hotel and hospitality industry, experience-driven spaces are increasingly being incorporated into company workspaces. This means incorporating diverse elements that prioritize wellness, enjoyment of the workplace, and are part of the unique voice of your brand. These elements can include anything that speaks to your company culture – yoga studios, massage therapy, rock climbing walls, game rooms, active spaces – adding real wow-factor as well as practical benefits.
  • Co-habitation spaces for business partnerships: This is the company-level equivalent of co-working spaces. Essentially, it’s about bringing companies together to share a workspace in a manner that is beneficial to both. The key here is to balance shared and private spaces, with each company retaining their privacy but sharing co-working spaces, recreational spaces, meeting rooms and other resources. This saves on costs while promoting flexibility, creativity and the sharing of ideas.
  • Combining character and innovation: Fashion and design is cyclical in nature, and this “old meets new” trend is part of this natural cycle. It can be seen in projects where old buildings are revitalized and updated while keeping their historic character in place, the gentrification of industrial spaces and even in the combination of vintage furniture and colors in cutting-edge office interior design.
  • Eco-friendly design: This trend shows no sign of slowing down as businesses look for new ways to cut costs, improve their social responsibility and take an active role in employee and earth wellness. Top trends include living walls and rooftops, solar roof tiles, passive building design, recycling and upcycling materials, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Brands are more aware than ever about how much going Green matters to their clients and employees.

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