Space Use

  • Using Color and Light to Improve Workplace Performance and Productivity


    Color is the first thing your brain experiences in any environment, because the optic nerve connects the human eye directly to the cerebral cortex.

  • Healthcare Reform and Changing Delivery Models Drive New Approach to Space Planning


    Boston Medical Center (BMC) is responding to the changing healthcare climate with a new facilities master plan that will redesign clinical campus space and shrink total square footage in a way that reduces capital and operating expenses while improving efficiency.

  • Space Design Should Reflect a Company’s Needs, Not Latest Trends


    To achieve the most viable, successful workspaces, companies need to look closely at the factors that most directly influence their work culture instead of following the latest design trends, according to Kay Sargent, director of workplace strategies at Lend Lease.

  • UTMB Builds Hard Data into Framework for Capital Investment Decision-Making


    The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has crafted a decision-making framework based on objective standards to identify and pursue the highest priorities in a massive building boom that has roughly 95 projects valued from $10,000 to $450 million currently under construction. While a large part of that activity stems from the university’s long-range master plan, a significant portion was necessitated by the devastation of Hurricane Ike, which took 1.2 million sf of the medical school’s Galveston campus out of service in 2008. 

  • Shared Office Space for Physicians and Clinicians


    The renovated OB-GYN academic offices at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) eliminate private offices in favor of shared desks and open concept space, to accommodate a planned 20 percent staff increase while decreasing total departmental square footage.

  • Optimizing Facility Operations Without Building New Spaces


    Facility managers can achieve optimal performance by “sweating their assets”—making existing assets work harder—through a careful analysis of what factors contribute to the highest throughput and then undertaking initiatives that will help them reach those goals.

  • Time-based Migration Plan Achieves Cost Avoidance for Wells Fargo


    Aiming to exit two leased facilities, backfill an owned building, and reunite departmental groups, Wells Fargo Bank successfully completed a two-year restack, consisting of approximately 40 projects that moved about 5,000 employees and touched roughly 1.1 million sf in seven Charlotte, N.C., faci

  • Wexford Science & Technology, LLCWexford's @4240 Building


    The three-story, 183,000-sf “@4240” building—originally constructed in 1948 as a telephone handset factory—provides flexible tenant solutions, including customized labs for both large- and small-molecule research; dry labs for electronic, medical device, or software research; and modern office space.

  • Facility Space Planning with the Help of Big Data


    With an overwhelming amount of space data—collected from and managed by RFID chips, space utilization models, visual schedule maps, BIM—the best outcomes increasingly rely on the ability to analyze, distill, and communicate that information, according to Jeff Funovits and Alex Wing, principals wi

  • KPIs and Metrics that Achieve Space Management Cost Savings


    GlaxoSmithKline recently engaged Computerized Facility Integration (CFI) to develop an executive reporting dashboard that will give leaders the ability to track key performance indicators (KPIs) that help identify organizational opportunities and missteps.